Trenton native to receive Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry

Trenton High School graduate Brianna Rose King will earn her Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry from the University of Washington next month. She will present her thesis, ”The Role of Microtubule -Associated Proteins in Microtubule Nucleation and Organization” on May 5 in Seattle. While pursuing her Ph.D., she received the Graduate Research Fellowships Program honorable […]

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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

Farm News

Farmers urged to enroll early for popular Crop Management Conference, December 17 and 18th

Farmers ending an erratic crop year have help ahead. To get it, they should enroll for the MU Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Organizer Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri plant scientist, says the annual event fills quickly. He opened enrollment early for the December 17 and 18, 2019 event. There’s plenty to talk about. Bradley […]

Black Bear

Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to be “Bear Aware” this spring

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.” MDC Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is imperative […]

Audio: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Missouri flooding outlook

Flooding will continue to be a problem along Missouri’s major rivers—into July. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  In a Flood condition update Thursday, scientist Kevin Low stressed the problem of saturated soil and above-average rain expected over the next few months.     Doug Kluck, a regional climate service director with NOAA […]

MU Soybean Center

MU Soybean Symposium to be held April 10th in Columbia

Technology in the form of “big data” may guide farmers’ selection of soybean varieties best-suited for their fields.  Data may come from drones overhead or in-depth analysis of soil. Data may include climate impact.  Big numbers are topics for talks April 10 at the U.S. Soybean Symposium on the University of Missouri campus, Columbia. Speakers […]

Cows grazing in pasture

Use sound grazing practices to reduce overgrazing and weeds

Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Valerie Tate. Last year’s extreme weather conditions created a forage shortage. As a result, many pastures were overgrazed.  When pastures are overgrazed, there is little green leaf material […]

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Researchers use UAVs to track insect dispersal patterns

In a paper to be released soon, researchers tell how they used drones to track migration patterns of pests. “This research will help us quickly determine habitat preference and dispersal patterns for newly detected invasive insect species,” says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice. That information can help farmers decide how to […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Missouri Democratic party looking to regroup after poor midterm showing

The Democratic Party in Missouri is trying to regroup after disappointing midterm election results. Among other things, state Auditor Nicole Galloway won a relatively close contest against a troubled Republican opponent. University of Missouri-Columbia Political Scientist Peverill Squire thinks the result indicates a statewide voter tilt toward Republican candidates.     Among other things, state […]

Corn Field

Crop conference gives updates on dicamba, pests, disease

The annual University of Missouri Crop Management Conference offers updates on how 2018’s drought-to-downpour growing season affected crops, pests, and disease, and provides insights on how trade affects agricultural commodity markets. The event, Dec. 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, also includes information on dicamba research and label requirements, says MU Extension […]

Bobwhite Quail

Missouri Department of Conservation predicts good quail season in parts of the state

With the quail-hunting season starting November 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation advises hunters that overall quail production was about the same as last year, but below the 10-year average. MDC staff note that good hunting can be found in areas with quality habitat in north the and west-central portions of the state. Each August, […]