Southern Illinois’ Len Small Likely To Fail Even If Repaired – Report Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Alexander County sits near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, at the southernmost tip of Illinois. The sparsely populated jurisdiction is perhaps best known for devastating floods resulting […]

Missouri Soybeans: Grain Remains Green in Plants Killed Before Maturity Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019
As we had feared, delayed planting of soybean in the spring and early summer resulted in delayed maturity this fall. Late maturing soybean plants are vulnerable to freeze and cold […]

Missouri Weather: Temps Didn’t Drop – Sept. Felt Like Aug. Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019
September weather acted like August in Missouri, says Pat Guinan, state climatologist with University of Missouri Extension. Several locations, mostly in southern Missouri, saw record-setting heat. Daily high temperatures reached […]

Missouri: Weather Challenges Still Plague Farmers Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019
According to the September 4 Farm Service Agency report, wet and flooded fields prevented Missouri farmers from planting 750,000 acres of corn and 480,000 acres of soybean. These are 21% […]

Missouri Rice: Harvest in Full Swing, Yields Mostly Average Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019
It has been an interesting rice growing season so far. It all started with an extremely wet fall and harvest, which in turn put us behind this spring with little […]

Missouri: 53 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 53 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rainfall and flooding that has occurred since March 9, 2019, […]

Missouri Crop Planting Estimates – With Single Exception, Down From 2018 Aug 14, 2019

🕔Aug 14, 2019
Corn: Planted area is estimated at 3.25 million acres, down 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 3.6 million acres, is down 8 percent from 2018. Based on […]

Missouri: Rice Field Day, Glennonville, Aug. 22 Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019
Research to create new heat-tolerant and herbicide resistant rice strains is being conducted this summer at Southeast Missouri State University’s Rice Research Greenhouse in Malden, Missouri, and at the Missouri […]

Missouri: Kill Weed Seeds Before They Become Weeds – Study Jul 31, 2019

🕔Jul 31, 2019
Kill seeds before they become hard-to-kill weeds. That plan will be studied by Kevin Bradley with help from Missouri farmers.

Missouri: Avoid Fallow Syndrome with a Cover Crop Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019
There are many excellent reasons for planting cover crops, including, but not limited to: protecting the soil from erosion from rain and runoff, adding organic matter to the soil and […]

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