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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 […]

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 […]

University Mo Extension

MU Extension receives grant to improve water and nutrient recycling

University of Missouri Extension researchers are among the recipients of a new five-year, $4.34 million grant from USDA to study water and nutrient recycling, says MU Extension agricultural engineer Teng Lim. The grant, “Water and Nutrient Recycling: A Decision Tool and Synergistic Innovative Technology,” includes five universities: MU, University of Arkansas, Colorado School of Mines, […]

Sunn Hemp Research

MU researchers looking to see if intercropping Sunn Hemp can provide Summer forage

Harley Naumann, an assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, has a research and teaching appointment in forage physiology. His research focuses on understanding the critical physiological components of warm- and cool-season forages that lead to improved forage-livestock production systems. Naumann has been working with a unique forage since he arrived at Mizzou in […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital Sleep Lab receives accreditation

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Lab recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Wright Memorial Hospital on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “Wright Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Lab is an important resource […]

Ag Census

Ag census deadline extended to July 30

The deadline for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture has been extended to July 30. Forms can be returned by mail or securely submitted online. University of Missouri Extension economist Ryan Milhollin says federal, state and local governments, as well as agribusinesses, researchers, trade associations and others, use the data to serve […]

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. […]