Agriculture

The monthly meeting of the South Central Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) was held on Thursday, June 24th at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains, MO. The meeting was catered by Bootleggers BBQ and was sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim, Multimin USA, and Newport Laboratories....
Photo by Michele Warmund
"Gooseberry grows as a small deciduous shrub with edible fruit," says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund. Gooseberry clubs once popular The European gooseberry is an ancient fruit that became popular in Europe and the United States in the 1800s and early 1900s. As...
Ward Farm's Land & Cattle, Willow Springs, Missouri, are new members of the American Angus Association, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members...
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Peonies serve as the traditional flower of Memorial Day. Their huge, lavish blossoms stand as fragrant sentinels in country cemeteries, conjuring memories of times and people past. In the 1800s, when the holiday was called Decoration Day, peonies were one of the few flowers in bloom in late May...
University of Missouri Extension is about to take some of the guesswork out of growing lavender in Missouri. The first of three lavender demonstration plots in the state was planted May 14 at the MU Extension center in Ste. Genevieve. Two others--at the Springfield Botanical Gardens and the...
If not managed properly, muddy pastures can affect grazing the rest of the year, says University of Missouri Extension regional livestock specialist Patrick Davis. "Cattle producers need to evaluate their pastures," Davis says. Identify pastures that are thin and in need of renovation and...
In recent years, black vultures have been extending their range into southern Missouri. A cousin of the more-common turkey vulture, these aggressive birds with a five-foot wingspan are now a common sight in our state. Until recently, the average farmer or rancher has had few options to deal with...
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The March South Central Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) meeting was held at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains on March 25. The meeting was sponsored by Neogen with guest speaker Nick Hammett. Bootleggers BBQ catered the event. The meeting began with a blessing on the meal offered...
University of Missouri Extension in Howard County, in partnership with Select Sires, will host a beef cattle artificial insemination school April 9-10. The school will be at the MU Beef Research and Teaching Farm, 5151 Old Millers Road, Columbia. Registration deadline is April 2. The school...
Be mellow until the forsythia turns yellow. That's the advice from University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Lee Miller for applying crabgrass pre-emergent herbicides to lawns. "The forsythia bloom has been used as a phenological indicator on when to apply pre-emergent herbicides and...

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