Graves-Chapple Research Center

Located near Rock Port at the toe slope of the loess hills, this Center’s mission is to provide research and teaching in the specific soil and climatic conditions of extreme northwest Missouri. This occurs through research and demonstrations of conservation tillage and soil conservation management practices, turf and forage, and crop production practices. Soil conservation and water quality issues also are addressed.
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The Science of a Soil Test

David Dunn holds soil samples ready to be analyzed at the MU Soil Fertility Lab at the Fisher Delta Research Center. With harvests winding down, the farm’s focus might turn away from the fields.…

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Highlights from Our Field Day

We had another successful Field Day on August 26. Thank you to all that attended and came out to hear the latest research. We had everything from crops to water quality. Our lineup of tour topics…

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Graves-Chapple Field Day set for Aug. 26

More than a century ago, the Smith-Lever Act was signed to help extend university-based research and knowledge beyond the college campus. Now all 114 Missouri counties benefit from the research of…

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Who’ll Report the Rain?

Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab technician, checks rain and other weather gauges at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. Each day Nancy uploads the recorded data to…

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Virtual Tour of Graves-Chapple Research Center