Author Archives: Logan Jackson


‘The Future of Delta Agriculture’

Fisher Delta Research Center field day set for Aug. 31

The 56th annual Fisher Delta Research Center field day, set for Thursday, Aug. 31, will take a look at the future of Delta agriculture. Field tours will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served at noon. The field day, titled “Future of Delta Agriculture,” is free and open to the public. Gene Stevens will discuss evaluating potassium fertility in cotton during the 2017 Fisher Delta…

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Playing a Vital Role

Gifts play a vital role for Research Center operations

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! There are a variety of ways to support the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Individuals like Marilyn Graves, whose…

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Sharing Soybean Success

Andrew Scaboo brings soybean research to all regions of Missouri

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! Few people can respect the vast differences between soil types across Missouri and what it takes to grow crops in those unique settings. Andrew Scaboo is one such person. Scaboo, a University of…

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A Unique Opportunity

Rich soil at Fisher Delta Research Center allows for cotton crop

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! The rich delta soil in the Bootheel region of Missouri provides ample opportunity to grow a variety of crops – some of which may surprise individuals who live in the Show-Me State. The…

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Weather Updates at Your Fingertips

Missouri Mesonet offers real-time weather updates across the state

It was 25 years ago when Pat Guinan, with the help of the University of Missouri’s Extension Commercial Agriculture Program, established the first of a small network of automated weather stations in northwest Missouri. The network, known as the Missouri Mesonet, now includes 34 weather stations – 24 of which provide real-time weather updates. The network covers 24 counties in Missouri. “The…

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Scouting Success

The Fisher Delta Research Center Crop Scouting School offers high-quality curriculum

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Fisher Delta Research Center unveiled its Crop Scouting School in 1981. At that time, only 5 percent of cotton fields in the Missouri Bootheel region were being scouted for insects. In just 15 years, that number had grown to 76 percent. The school celebrated its 36th year of teaching students, farmers and co-op…

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Promoting Environmental Stewardship

MDA Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program rewards responsible stewards

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has always put a strong focus on commending farmers, producers, ranchers and landowners who are good stewards of the resources in their care. The Missouri Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program was unveiled in 2015 to acknowledge and reward those responsible stewards. MDA has certified nearly 90 farms across the state thus far, including the University…

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Making Good Management Decisions

MU Extension researchers create automated system to track precipitation

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, are large animal agricultural facilities that raise a specific number of animals in production barns or confinement pens. Because catastrophic and chronic weather events happen, MDNR can issue a…

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‘A Whole New Game’

Crop Water Use App helps farmers with their irrigation scheduling

With technology ever changing, University of Missouri Extension professor Gene Stevens knows how important it is to keep up with the latest trends. Stevens, who is located at the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo., has developed a program to help farmers do just that. Stevens, through MU Research and Extension, has developed the Crop Water Use App which can assist farmers with…

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‘Preparing for the Xtend Trait’

Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed scientist, spent a good portion of 2016 traveling across Missouri to discuss the dangers of dicamba drift with landowners. Dicamba is a common herbicide but unlabeled and illegal dicamba formulations were used last year on dicamba-tolerant soybeans, creating a dangerous drift that damaged thousands acres of crops across the…

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