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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A Trip to Dixie

Each year superintendents at CAFNR's Agricultural Research Center meet to discuss annual business, plan for upcoming Field Days and work on planning collaborative projects. This year, the group…

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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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Virtual Tour of Graves-Chapple Research Center