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The noise, noise, noise, noise

This could be a noisy summer. A brood of 17-year periodical cicadas will emerge in northwestern Missouri, and a brood of 13-year periodical cicadas will surface in southeastern Missouri. Read more

Paddlefish snagging at Lake of the Ozarks

These fish aren't biting. Paddlefish never do. They eat by filtering plankton as water passes through their gills. Watch the video. Read more

What is agroforestry?

Forests and farms may seem like two completely different things, but agroforestry puts them together. Listen to the audio. Read more

High-grading brings down health, value of woodland

Unsuspecting woodland owners selling timber often fall victim to a practice known as "high-grading" — cutting the best trees and leaving the rest. Read more

News

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015
    ST. LOUIS, Mo.– The emerald ash borer has officially arrived in the city of St. Louis.
    Media available: photos
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –Rain over Memorial Day weekend likely means that Missouri farmers will shed planting equipment again for the third weekend in a row.
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – This could be a noisy summer for southeastern and western Missouri. A brood of 17-year periodical cicadas will emerge in northwestern Missouri (Kansas City and St. Joseph), and a brood of 13-year periodical cicadas will surface in southeastern Missouri (Cape Girardeau).
    Media available: photos
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Wet weather has put a damper on corn planting this year in southeastern Missouri. Producers there are usually done planting corn by now.
    Media available: photo
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    MOSCOW MILLS, Mo. – Students at the Lincoln County R-III Ninth Grade Center are learning about the weather.
    Media available: photo
  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – One of spring’s routine home maintenance jobs—tree trimming—can quickly cut your ability to hear.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri farmers can plant a lot of corn quickly when fields are dry.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soybean farmers statewide are waiting on the weather.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “We’re quite far behind in Missouri, especially compared to the last four to five years,” says University of Missouri Extension specialist Bill Wiebold.
    Media available: photo
  • Friday, April 17, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – There’s still plenty of time to get corn in the ground and expect good yields, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Bill Wiebold.
    Media available: photos
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Not much crop planting in the week ahead,” said Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension climatologist. “Unsettled wet weather is expected to continue.”
  • Monday, April 13, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension is offering educational programs throughout the state on energy efficiency and alternative energy for the home, farm and small business.
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015
    MOBERLY, Mo. – Spending few hours now on spring home maintenance can save you many hours and dollars later, says a University of Missouri Extension housing specialist.
    Media available: video
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Don’t add fertilizer to your garden unless you know what the soil needs.
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015
    Asian carp is an invasive fish that is spreading through Midwestern rivers, displacing native species. In this video news story, learn how a commercial fishing industry based on Asian carp could create jobs and reduce the numbers of the fish.
    Media available: video
  • Monday, March 2, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Selling timber can be very profitable. While it depends on the quality of the timber, prices are higher than they’ve ever been.
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program offers beekeepers new ways to protect hives from pesticide drift.
    Media available: photos
  • Friday, January 23, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– A flame flares from a torch near a greenhouse. It’s not there for light; it’s biogas from the anaerobic digester within the greenhouse.
    Media available: photo; video
  • Monday, June 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– If you use well water for cooking and drinking, you should regularly test the water for contamination, says a University of Missouri Extension water quality specialist.
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in St. Charles County, marking the destructive insect’s first known infestation in the St. Louis area.
    Media available: photos
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The black walnut curculio is a small insect that can have a big impact on black walnut crops.
    Media available: photos
  • Monday, June 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The long, harsh winter coupled with last fall’s drought caused a lot of damage to evergreen trees.
    Media available: photo
  • Monday, February 3, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–MU Extension has compiled a list of websites, extension publications, news releases and other online resources for coping before, during and after winter storms.
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, says a University of Missouri agricultural economist.
    Media available: video

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