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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

North American Bison Registry Committee

Stewartsville native named Chairman of North American Bison Registry Committee

A Stewartsville native was recently named the chairman of the North American Bison Registry Committee. National Bison Association President Dick Gehring of Moundridge, Kansas appointed Connor Elliott to the position. A news release reports Elliott assumed the position after former chairman Gerald Parsons of Stafford, Oklahoma announced he would step down as chairman but remain […]

Dicamba

Volatility in Dicamba remains controversial

Of all the factors that led to the off-target movement of dicamba in 2017, volatility remains the most controversial. Older formulations, such as Banvel and Clarity, have long been known to volatilize when sprayed under certain environmental conditions. Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were all marketed as dicamba formulations substantially lower in volatility than previous formulations. […]