Agriculture

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...
Last week, the Missouri Department of Agriculture launched the 12th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest to help kickoff National Thank a Farmer week. The Department is asking Missourians to share the unique stories and images of agriculture through photographs.   The...
University of Missouri Extension wants to know how row crop farmers and others in the Missouri agricultural industry prefer to receive their agricultural information. MU Extension weed specialist Mandy Bish said the brief survey asks farmers and others in the ag industry, such as seed and...
Spring 2021 Show-Me-Select sale dates are set, says Erin Larimore, coordinator of the University of Missouri Extension program. The sales give beef herd owners from across the nation the opportunity to bid on top replacement heifers. Bidders get a guaranteed pregnant heifer and data on her...
Record calf birthdates this calving season to track calving distribution. "Evaluating a calving distribution takes very little time but can provide valuable insight into reproductive performance and productivity of the herd," says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Craig Payne....
University of Missouri Extension will offer homeowners an online program on the basics of growing vegetables. The five-part course, "The Beginning Gardener: Getting Started With Vegetables," begins March 1. Participants not familiar with MU Extension's online learning format will receive a...
The Harlin Museum of West Plains, MO is proud to announce the winners of their Annual   Fiber & Textile Arts Competition Show, which will be on display in the main gallery February 5 – 28, 2021. The Best of Show award goes to Sarah Holson of Houston, MO for her Adult Division, Needlework...
The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for anticipated funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Interested individuals, community organizations and research institutions working to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Missouri should submit...
While roses steal the show on Valentine's Day, many plants produce heart-shaped leaves that can be a part of a bouquet or gift. One of the best known and easiest to grow or buy is the heartleaf philodendron, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. "This vining...

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