MU Greenley Center offers field day tours on crops, cattle on...

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Media contact:
Duane Dailey
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9181
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story sources: Randall Smoot, 660-739-4410; Kelly Nelson, 660-739-4410

NOVELTY, Mo.– After a long, wet planting season this spring, researchers will report their results at a field day, Aug. 6, at the Greenley Research Center in Knox...

In cool spring, hold cows off pasture until growth reaches at...

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Media contact:
Duane Dailey
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9181
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Robert L. Kallenbach, 573-884-2213

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the first sign of green grass growing in pastures, farmers will be tempted to turn in livestock for grazing.

“Hold back,” says Rob Kallenbach, University...

National cover crop conference broadcast live to sites in Missouri

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Media contact:
Jason Vance
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9731
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story sources: Debi Kelly, 573-882-1905; Rob Myers, 573-882-1547

COLUMBIA, Mo.– Farmers and farm advisers can participate in a free national forum on cover crops and soil health.

On Feb. 18, almost 200 sites across the country,...

Nitrogen added for grass growth boosts toxin levels in old fescue

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Media contact:
Duane Dailey
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9181
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Craig A. Roberts, 573-882-0481

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nitrogen makes grass grow. Spreading fertility produces more pounds of forage, which cows convert to protein: beef and milk.

Adding nitrogen to pastures would be a...

North America’s nearly forgotten native vegetable

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Media contact:
Milly Carter
Administrative Associate, West Central Region
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 816-252-7717
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Marlin Bates, 816-270-2141

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — If you’re looking for low-maintenance perennials that can take the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter, native...

Farm tour includes John Deere and Tyson plants

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Media contact:
Linda Geist
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Ted Cunningham, 573-729-3196

FULTON, Mo. – The 2016 East Central Missouri Cattlemen’s Tour, sponsored by University of Missouri Extension, features stops at MU research farms, cattle farms, meat packing plants and...

ASPCA provides $50,000 grant for MU Extension animal cruelty investigation program

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Media contact:
Lisa Dority
National Animal Cruelty Investigations School
Law Enforcement Training Institute
Phone: 573-882-5454
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: John Worden, 573-882-6851

COLUMBIA, Mo.– A $50,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will provide scholarship opportunities for students...

Benefits of a well-drained soil

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Media contact:
Milly Carter
Administrative Associate, West Central Region
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 816-252-7717
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Marlin Bates, 816-270-2141

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — An ideal soil is half solid and half pore space by volume, and that pore space should be equal parts air and water. Gardening...

Eggplant: The power of purple

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Media contact:
Debbie Johnson
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9183
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Tim Baker, 660-663-3232

GALLATIN, Mo. – Eggplant is one of those vegetables that you either love or hate. If you fall under the “love it” category, this high-yielding summer plant can be a great addition...

Search committee for MU Extension director begins work

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Media contact:
Stephen D. Ball
Phone: 573-882-2334
E-Mail: [email protected]

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A national search will soon be underway for a new director of University of Missouri Extension.

Stephen Ball, state extension specialist and MU associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology, chairs the committee that will identify and...

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