The invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, is currently distributed in 43 US states and 4 Canadian provinces. It is a severe agricultural pest in 9 states (largely in the Mid-Atlantic) and a nuisance problem in 21 others.
The very warm February stimulated wheat growth beyond what is typical for early to mid-March. It has reminded many of the 2007 warm late winter, and the infamous Easter freeze on April 7th of that year. It is likely we
Soybeans made up 73 of the 168 field crops submitted to the diagnostic clinic in 2016, the most of any single crop. Overall, 2016 weather was quite unusual. A mild winter and early start to spring was followed by a
Killing old stands of tall fescue pastures takes an all-out assault. Kentucky 31, the toxic tall fescue, doesn’t die easy. The K-31 has a good feature. It’s hardy. That lets it withstand hazards from pests to droughts to overgrazing. Herd
Atrazine, one of farmers’ least expensive and most effective chemicals for weed control, is under the magnifying glass.
Missouri grape growers and winemakers can learn from peers, researchers and industry experts at the University of Missouri Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium. The event is March 8-10 at the Hampton Inn, 1225 Fellows Place, Columbia. Viticulturists
A four-year study by University of Missouri Extension seeks to find how cover crops can best benefit soils after flooding and prevented planting. MU Extension agronomist Wayne Flanary shared initial results at a recent crop advisers meeting in St. Joseph.
Higher production costs and lower commodity prices mean farmers must control costs more carefully than ever, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ray Massey. Land, seed and fertilizer are the largest production costs for row crop operations. “If you
The United Sorghum Checkoff Program has released a presentation that summarizes what we have learned about sugarcane aphid management over the last two years.
January and February are good months to make wheat management decisions, according to a University of Missouri Extension agronomist in southeastern Missouri. Wheat maturity does not follow a calendar. Instead, wheat development depends on weather and planting date, says Anthony
Despite initial backlash to the proposed mega-mergers among agro-chemical companies in the past two years, some of the deals appear to be inching toward finality. Most recently, the European