Crops face danger of BMSB damage

A flurry of calls and emails from homeowners about the brown marmorated stink bug to University of Missouri Extension specialists sounds a warning of what is to come in in the next two years.

Without forage test, hay by any other name is just hay

Mature hay is hay. It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested.

Initiative connects rural working families with valuable tax credit info

Starting in the 2020 tax season, more rural Missourians in need will be able to learn about their eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit (EITC), one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty tools targeting low- and moderate-income working families.

MU Strip Trial Program seeks participants for fertilizer trials

University of Missouri Extension is looking for farmers to participate in fertilizer trials as part of the “MU Certified” Strip Trial Program.
MU Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory, who leads the program, said this year’s farmer panel approved trials focused on improving management of fertilizer in corn and soybean rotations, wheat and forages.

MU Extension offers farm lease program Nov. 10

Landowners and renters can learn about farm leases from University of Missouri Extension specialists 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.