• 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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Who’ll Report the Rain?

Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab technician, checks rain and other weather gauges at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. Each day Nancy uploads the recorded data to…

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FDRC Hosts Advisory Board Meeting

On June 16, Superintendent Trent Haggard and the staff at the Fisher Delta Research Center welcomed the center’s Advisory Board for their annual meeting. The group discussed plans at the center and…

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A New Tool for Agriculture

Since its inception in 1870, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri has provided the best for the people of the state. Now it is bringing the research…

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Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Field Days

At last year's Field Day at Graves-Chapple Research Center in Rock Port, Tim Reinbott, superintendent of Bradford Research Center, speaks to the crowd about what do cover crops contribute to…

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Virtual Tour of Delta Research Center