Featured Event: Moving Delta Agriculture Forward

The 53rd Annual Field Day will be held on Sept. 2. Registration and breakfast starts at 7 a.m. in Rone Hall, located at the Lee Farm just east of Portageville. Four educational tours will start at 8:30 a.m.
The 53rd Annual Field Day will be held on Sept. 2. Registration and breakfast starts at 7 a.m. in Rone Hall, located at the Lee Farm just east of Portageville. Four educational tours will start at 8:30 a.m.
  • 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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Moving Delta Agriculture Forward

At the 53rd Annual Field Day, four educational tours will start at 8:30am and will feature informational talks and demonstrations. The Bootheel region of southeast Missouri is unique and in many…

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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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Virtual Tour of Delta Research Center