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Extension: Corn Planting on Target

Corn Planting on Target

Twenty-six percent of the corn crop in Missouri is planted, more than double what was planted at this time last year. This graph by MU Extension specialist Bill Wiebold shows how planting dates varied over the past four years. With 26 percent of the Missouri corn crop planted, farmers are right on target, said University of Missouri Extension specialists Bill ... Read More »

County Farmers Nearing Completion of Corn Planting

Nearing Completion of Corn Planting

Stoddard County farmers are ahead of the rest of the state in getting the corn crop planted in 2014 with many farmers either finished planting or finishing this week. Statewide, 26 percent of the Missouri corn crop is planted and farmers are right on target, said University of Missouri Extension specialists Bill Wiebold and Brent Myers of the College of ... Read More »

Spring Corn Planting Still Sputters in Key States

Corn Planting Sputtering

At a time most years when farmers would be in full swing of planting corn, Stanley Blunier and most other growers near his central Illinois farm still hadn’t begun the annual ritual on Tuesday because fields simply are too wet or too cold to be receptive to fragile seeds. It’s a scenario playing out across much of the nation’s corn ... Read More »

New Tool To Manage Nutrients

Manage Nutrients

University of Missouri Extension has released a new Web-based application to help farmers manage soil nutrient needs on farms. Nutrient management helps farmers set rates and timing of fertilizer applications, said John Lory, MU Extension nutrient management specialist. Plans are required for some farms in cost-share programs and permitted animal feeding operations. The free MMPTracker tool is available to farmers ... Read More »

Corn Seed Treating on The Research Farm

Seed Treater 3

Here is a look at another session of treating corn seed. We are using several different seed treatment tests to see which trial can produce the highest yield. Enjoy! Read More »

Faster Method to Detect Farm Problems takes Flight

Detect Problems

A group of Arizona growers were like ‘kids in a toy store’ last fall during a precision agriculture remote helicopter field demonstration at a cotton field. The growers watched as Jared Siegler placed video-display goggles over his eyes, picked up a remote controller-transmitter, and guided a quadcopter outfitted with two cameras across a cotton field searching for crop problems. The ... Read More »

Biologicals Q and A – What kind of research is being done on Biologicals?

Soybean Field Research

This information has been adapted from a regular column titled “John’s Jargon” that appears in the Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine. The magazine is a publication produced by the Missouri Soybean Association and is distributed to more than 28,000 Farmers throughout Missouri and in neighboring states. Question: What kind of research is being done on Biologicals? Answer: Research is happening on a grand scale ... Read More »

A Cool Spring Morning on The Research Farm

Spring Morning on The Farm

It’s been a beautiful week here at The Farm Research Center! Here are some photos of one of the cool mornings this week. Enjoy! Read More »

Biologicals Q and A – Don’t Biologicals Already Exist in My Soil?

Plant Bacteria

This information has been adapted from a regular column titled “John’s Jargon” that appears in the Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine. The magazine is a publication produced by the Missouri Soybean Association and is distributed to more than 28,000 Farmers throughout Missouri and in neighboring states. Q. If Biologicals are all natural then don’t they already exist in my soil, and aren’t they ... Read More »

Researchers Release New Soybean Germplasm Line

Soybean Germplasm Line

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has teamed up with University of Tennessee AgResearch and the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station to produce a new soybean germplasm line. JTN-4307 exhibits good yield potential and a broad resistance to multiple soybean cyst nematode populations, researchers said. One participating researcher says the new line could be a strong conventional soybean for mid-south producers. The ... Read More »