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‘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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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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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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Growing rice where it has never been grown before

A Missouri research program may help better feed an increasingly hungry world

In spring 2008, the world woke to banner headlines describing a global rice shortage. The news was grim for that half of the world that relies on the grain as its primary food staple. When price increases exceeded 50 percent in just two weeks, people in poor nations like Haiti rioted over the higher food costs that threatened their very lives. The political and economic repercussions were just as…

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