Non-native plants can greatly reduce the quality of a wildlife habitat. Invasive exotic plants can reduce or eliminate native plants that previously thrived in that habitat. This, in turn, can negatively impact wildlife and insect populations that need those native plants to survive.
A Missouri University of Science and Technology research team was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Energy to research technologies to improve the operating efficiency of electric arc furnaces (EAFs) used for steelmaking.
Cynthia Chapple, founder of Black Girls Do STEM, will give a presentation at Missouri University of Science and Technology in February as a featured speaker during the university’s Black History Month celebration.
Weeds today aren’t like “what Mom used to make,” says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley.
Early February is the time to frost seed legumes into most Missouri pastures, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts.
Frost seeding, a method of broadcasting seeds onto frozen pastures, improves poor pastures at a low cost, Roberts says.
Things are currently quiet with the Steelville Arts Council, as volunteers with the nonprofit organization are enjoying somewhat of a brief hiatus before spring events begin. Planning never stops, however, and a new event called “ARTrageous!” is in the first stages of creation.