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Rain doesn't dampen Fisher Delta Research Center field day

A few storms didn’t dampen the Fisher Delta Research Center field day, as more than 1,000 guests attended the annual event, held Thursday, Aug. 31, in Portageville. The rain moved the traditional wagon tours inside where attendees learned more about the soybeans, rice and cotton research taking place at the Center. The field day also featured an honorary breakfast with several University of…

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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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Strengthening the Soybean Team

Pengyin Chen hired to lead MU Fisher Delta Research Center soybean breeding team

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Fisher Delta Research Center soybean breeding team has gained national recognition for developing improved soybean varieties. The group, led by Grover Shannon, releases four to six new varieties into the market every year – and they just got a whole lot stronger with a key addition. Pengyin Chen, a soybean breeding…

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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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An Insightful Day

The Fisher Delta Research Center will offer numerous interesting and insightful presentations during its Field Day on Friday, Sept. 2. Registration begins at 6 a.m., with a breakfast and program following at 7 a.m. Tours begin at 9 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Along with the free breakfast, a free lunch will be served at noon. “This is always an exciting time where we…

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Pesticide Collection a Success

The Fisher Delta Research Center and Missouri Department of Natural Resources teamed together for a highly effective pesticide collection event last year in Portageville, Mo. Nearly 29,700 pounds of chemicals were collected during last year’s event, which was the most in MDNR’s Pesticide Collection Program’s history. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources collected nearly…

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Delta Agriculture on the Move

Staying current with the rapid movement of agriculture can be a chore. The 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 2, will look to help farmers wade through those changes with discussions on several agricultural topics. Rice, cotton, corn and soybeans will also be discussed during the Field Day. Tours run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. “We have a…

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A Record-Breaking Day

A joint effort between the University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research Center and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources led to a record-breaking event in late May. Nearly 29,700 pounds of chemicals were collected during MDNR’s first Pesticide Collection Program of the year. “The department was excited about the opportunity to work with the Fisher Delta Center knowing they have a…

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