Rootless Corn

Missouri’s hot, dry weather spells trouble for soybeans and corn

Missouri’s record-breaking May heat and lack of precipitation set the stage for two unusual conditions in the state’s top cash crops—soybean and corn, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. He urges farmers to look for rootless corn syndrome and heat canker in soybean, conditions that result from drought and heat effects on seedlings […]

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Ticks can carry many diseases so be tick aware this Summer

Tick season is here and milder winters and warm spring temperatures could result in higher numbers of ticks and tick-borne disease. National numbers recently released May 1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of diseases transmitted by ticks doubled from 2004 – 2016. In addition, new disease-causing agents that can […]

Rabbit with Young

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds people to leave wildlife wild

Spring brings the births of wild animals such as birds, rabbits, and squirrels. With that come good intentions of kind-hearted people who want to adopt baby animals they find because they think they have been orphaned or abandoned. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people to leave these young wild animals where they find […]

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Workshops on “Preventing and Responding to Disease Outbreaks in Animals” to be held

The University of Missouri Extension will offer workshops on preventing and responding to disease outbreaks in animals and wildlife this March. One of those workshops will be held at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office at 3500 South Baltimore Street in Kirksville March 24th from 9:30 in the morning to 3:15 that afternoon. […]

Deer disease prompts mandatory testing, including north Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation plans mandatory inspection of deer killed in 29 counties during the opening weekend of the November firearms season as part of the effort to battle a deadly disease. The department has established a “Chronic Waste Disease Management Zone” in northern and central Missouri for the weekend […]

White Tailed Deer

MDC finds new cases of chronic wasting disease during past‐season testing

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) received final results from its 2015‐2016 fall and winter testing of nearly 7,700 free‐ranging deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Seven were confirmed to be positive for the fatal deer‐disease. Three were from Adair County, two from Macon County, one from Linn County, and one from Franklin County (reported […]