‘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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Highlighting Research

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. More than 1,200 individuals attended the Fisher Delta breakfast and program. The program featured Senator Roy Blunt, Congressman Jason Smith, and Richard Fordyce, the Director of the Missouri Department of…

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Diving into Delta Agriculture

Large crowd gathers for 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day

PORTAGEVILLE, MO. – A huge crowd took in the festivities during the 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 2. US Sen. Roy Blunt speaks during the 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day, which was held Wednesday, Sept. 2. More than 1,200 guests attended the event, which showcased the numerous research going on at the Center. “We enjoyed great…

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A Field Day and Retirement Party

CAFNR's Delta Center celebrated its 50th Field Day and its long-time supervisor

Update: On Sept. 2, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean Thomas Payne, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, announced the Center would be renamed the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center to honor the dedication and leadership of retiring superintendent, T.E. “Jake” Fisher. Although Fisher retires at the end of September, his work ethic and leadership will continue to impact MU…

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After the storm

Delta Center personnel help stabilize southern Missouri after one of the worst ice storms in decades

It is one of the worst natural disasters to hit southern Missouri in decades. The winter storm that began Jan. 26 brought three days of ice, sleet and snow accumulations of 8 inches. At the peak, almost 100,000 people were without power from Poplar Bluff, across the Missouri Bootheel into southern Illinois. Tens of thousands shivered in sub-freezing temperatures. More than a hundred shelters had…

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