East Central College students receive emergency financial aid

    Spring semester East Central College students received a total of $825,515 in emergency federal financial aid funds to ease the impact COVID-19 had on them.

Hitchhiking spotted lanternfly threatens Missouri's wine industry

Your mother probably warned you about picking up hitchhikers.
University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice says your mom was right, especially when it comes to spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that creates severe economic losses in grapes.

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.