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Missouri: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Monitoring and Controlling This Invasive Pest

Missouri: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Monitoring and Controlling This Invasive Pest

👤By Jaime Pinero, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 17, 2017

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.

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Missouri Wheat: Understanding Growth Stages for Estimating Freeze Injury

Missouri Wheat: Understanding Growth Stages for Estimating Freeze Injury

👤By Gregory Luce, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 9, 2017

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

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Missouri Soybeans: Insect, Disease Problems Faced in 2016

Missouri Soybeans: Insect, Disease Problems Faced in 2016

👤By Patricia Hosack and Lee Miller, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 2, 2017

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

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Missouri Pastures: Toxic Tall Fescue Resists Herbicides, Smothers Under a Cover Crop

Missouri Pastures: Toxic Tall Fescue Resists Herbicides, Smothers Under a Cover Crop

👤By Duane Dailey, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 28, 2017

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

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Missouri Weeds: Watch the Weather to Avoid Atrazine Runoff

Missouri Weeds: Watch the Weather to Avoid Atrazine Runoff

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 8, 2017

Atrazine, one of farmers’ least expensive and most effective chemicals for weed control, is under the magnifying glass.

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Missouri: Show Me Grape and Wine Conference, Columbia, March 8-10

Missouri: Show Me Grape and Wine Conference, Columbia, March 8-10

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 6, 2017

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

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Missouri: Cover Crops Help Soils After Flooding, According to Study

Missouri: Cover Crops Help Soils After Flooding, According to Study

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 2, 2017

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.

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Missouri: Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

Missouri: Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 1, 2017

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

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Missouri Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Management in 2017

Missouri Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Management in 2017

👤By Moneen Jones, University of Missouri 🕔Jan 19, 2017

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program has released a presentation that summarizes what we have learned about sugarcane aphid management over the last two years.

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Missouri Wheat: Now Is a Good Time to Respond to Wheat Stages

Missouri Wheat: Now Is a Good Time to Respond to Wheat Stages

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Jan 17, 2017

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

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