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Ag News for Mid Missouri
Arlene Gieselman
The flavor and texture of a black walnut makes it one of the most popular nuts used by cooks throughout the country....
Since when is feeding the world a 'useless' career?
Recently, a Yahoo blogger wrote a list of the five "most useless" college degrees in America. His top five were...
MU Thompson Farm event shows new beef genomics, AI breeding
By Duane Dailey/MU Extension ~ 10/01/15
SPICKARD, Mo.-- It has happened before, but always surprises. The biggest, best-looking beef cows had the worst genetic scores. At the University of Missouri Thompson Farm Field Day, eight cows were sorted out for study by farm visitors. Four cows were top of the herd. Four were on the bottom...
Foliar fungicides for corn
By Wayne Crook/Agronomy Specialist ~ 07/30/15
A lot of producers in the area are either considering spraying their corn with fungicide or have already started. Fungicides can be used to manage foliar diseases of corn and protect yield. With the volatile markets and with yield potential already taking a knock from late planting and excessive moisture, the use of a fungicide to protect every bushel sounds even more appealing...
Sugarcane aphids may be problem for sorghum growers in 2015
By Linda Geist/MU Extension ~ 02/27/15
COLUMBIA -- Missouri sorghum growers may find white sugarcane aphids gumming up harvest equipment and reducing yields this fall, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. The bugs are moving northward from southern states. They were found in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Arkansas last year...

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Farm Safety
COLUMBIA -- Dust flies everywhere when combining, loading, unloading and drying grain. Farmworkers can reduce its effects by wearing protective gear, says University of Missouri Extension state health and safety specialist...
SEDALIA -- Missouri State Fair attendees can learn how to guard against common dangers on the farm and in the home at the Show-Me Farm Safety booth in the Agriculture Building. The Missouri agriculture and labor departments,...
Contrary to the popular image of fresh air and peaceful surroundings, a farm is not a hazard-free work setting. Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the...