Charlie Johnson, 59, has been an organic grower for four decades, raising certified organic crops on his 2,500-acre farm near Madison in southeastern South Dakota. It’s a lot of work fighting the weeds and doing a lot of cultivating each
Leaders of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council capped a long effort to right the ship at the organization on Wednesday with an announcement to form a partnership with an Iowa company to commercialize a non-biotech, high-oleic soybean seed developed through
University of Missouri Extension invites beginning farmers and ranchers to attend a free workshop about resources offered by state and federal agencies. “Understanding the Alphabet Soup of USDA Programs” will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, and 6-9:30 p.m.
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.
The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower.