Featured: Fisher Delta Research Center Showcases Cotton, Rice, Corn and Soybean Research

The tour wagons stayed packed throughout the Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Friday, Sept. 2, as attendees learned about the variety of research going on in Portageville, Mo.
The tour wagons stayed packed throughout the Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Friday, Sept. 2, as attendees learned about the variety of research going on in Portageville, Mo.
  • Harvesting rice crops

  • Delta Field Day tour

Fisher Delta Research Center

The soils and topography of southeast Missouri offer researchers a unique opportunity to study cotton and rice production and irrigation. Researchers also are evaluating better soybean and corn cropping systems, and weed, insect and disease-control systems. Three locations make up this Center of 1,078 acres in a 12-county area that forms the Missouri Bootheel. Scientists at the Fisher Delta Research Center have gained recognition for developing improved soybean varieties, especially those with soybean cyst nematode resistance. The Center also maintains a regional soil and plant testing laboratory.

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Strengthening the Soybean Team

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Highlighting Research

The tour wagons stayed packed throughout the Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Friday, Sept. 2, as attendees learned about the variety of research going on in Portageville, Mo. More than…

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Virtual Tour of Delta Research Center