Agriculture

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"If ever there was a flower that brings a smile to people's faces, it has to be pansy," said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. This delightful, cool-loving garden flower bears blotched petals that resemble a face smiling back at those who admire it. Midwesterners...
University of Missouri Extension is hosting a pasture weeds and livestock fly control workshop on March 28 at the Howell County Extension Center. Registration will start at 4:00 p.m., with cobbler and ice cream and presentations to follow. With the drought in 2022, forage stands in pastures and...
Several antibiotics used in cattle and other livestock will require a veterinary prescription in the coming months. This change represents the final phase of the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to bring all medically important antibiotics approved for use in animals under veterinary...
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Missouri's growing population of black vultures has led to increasing attacks on vulnerable livestock. Black vultures often inflict damage to the eyes and tongues of young livestock, kill and feed on domestic fowl and scar animals that survive. A new MU Extension guide provides information for...
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Blueberry farmers and enthusiasts of all levels of expertise can participate in educational sessions and tours of innovative blueberry farms this month at the 2023 Missouri Blueberry School, Feb. 24-25 in Springfield. The event is a collaboration of University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln...
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Strawberries are a delectable treat any time of year, but in February they are known as the fruit of love, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund. Long before the celebration of Valentine's Day, the strawberry symbolized love and fertility due to its shape, color...
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The Missouri CattleWomen's Association (MCW) installed its 2023 leadership team during the 55th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show held earlier this month. Marsha Corbin of Lafayette County was elected President. "I am honored to work with this team and look forward to...
Weeds today aren't like "what Mom used to make," says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. Today's weeds know how to fight back against long-used herbicides and adapt in ways that spell trouble in production agriculture, says Bradley. Officially, Missouri already has...
Add legumes to fescue and other cool-season pastures at the right time to add pounds and profits to cattle. The right time is when pastures are frozen and snow-covered, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts. Snow makes the seeds easier to see. Seeding on...
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Of all the plants used in holiday decor, few match mistletoe's interesting history. And few equal its potential for harm An evergreen plant with white berries, mistletoe is quite toxic, said David Trinklein, horticulture state specialist for University of Missouri Extension. American...

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