Grow Native! Master Class: Stormwater Management Design August 4

The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s (MPF) Grow Native! program  is hosting a master class on Wednesday, August 4 at 4:00 p.m. with Ronda Burnett, Community Conservation Planner with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Titled “Stormwater Management Design” the master class will provide an advanced overview of the design considerations associated with stormwater management practices.

Asian longhorned tick confirmed in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, working in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri State University, has confirmed the first finding of an Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Missouri. Missouri becomes the 16th state with a presence of the tick species, following the first confirmed report of the Asian longhorned tick in the United States in 2017.

Weed electrocution research sparks interest as herbicide resistance impedes current methods

Move over, herbicides. There’s a new sheriff in town. And he’s toting some powerful guns loaded with electricity to kill weeds.
This shocking new method of weed control was demonstrated at the 2021 Pest Management Field Day at the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center in Columbia.

August pasture walks to showcase native grass projects

 University of Missouri Extension will hold pasture walks of two successful native grass projects in Barry County 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10.
Richard Asbill of Cassville and Gene Cowherd of Butterfield were among the first participants in the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Students save through free, affordable textbook options

    The East Central College library has saved students more than $500,000 over the past two years with free or affordable textbook options.
The college is closing out its second year utilizing open educational resources (OER), which are teaching, learning and research materials that are either copyright free or have a license that allows for reuse, according to Lisa Farrell, ECC Library Director.

Babysitting class being held in Rolla

Phelps Health will offer a Safe Sitter class Wednesday, July 28, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Phelps Health Human Resources Classrooms, located near the North Entrance of the hospital, 1000 West 10th Street, Rolla.