Featured Event: Delta States Irrigation Conference

The First Annual Delta States Irrigation Conference (DSIC) will be held in Sikeston on Dec. 17 and 18 at the Miner Convention Center. The center is located at 2610 E. Malone Ave., just off Interstate 55.
The First Annual Delta States Irrigation Conference (DSIC) will be held in Sikeston on Dec. 17 and 18 at the Miner Convention Center. The center is located at 2610 E. Malone Ave., just off Interstate 55.
  • 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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A Trip to Dixie

Each year superintendents at CAFNR's Agricultural Research Center meet to discuss annual business, plan for upcoming Field Days and work on planning collaborative projects. This year, the group…

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Delta States Irrigation Conference

ATTENDEES: Click to Register DEALERS: Click to Register The First Annual Delta States Irrigation Conference (DSIC) will be held in Sikeston on Dec. 17 and 18 at the Miner Convention Center. The…

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Listening for Danger

Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, in a collaboration that brings…

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The Science of a Soil Test

David Dunn holds soil samples ready to be analyzed at the MU Soil Fertility Lab at the Fisher Delta Research Center. With harvests winding down, the farm’s focus might turn away from the fields.…

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Virtual Tour of Delta Research Center