cover crops


Study Shows Cover Crops Help Soils After Flooding

MU Extension planted a variety of cover crops at Graves-Chapple Research Center

A four-year study by University of Missouri Extension seeks to find how cover crops can best benefit soils after flooding and prevented planting. MU Extension agronomist Wayne Flanary shared initial results at a recent crop advisers meeting in St. Joseph. The study looks at the impact of cover crops in the recovery of flooded soils. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service funded the…

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Meeting Their Goal

Graves-Chapple Research Center brings in nearly 200 for Field Day

Nearly 200 individuals attended the Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day and engaged with University of Missouri faculty and MU Extension agents on Tuesday in Rock Port, Mo. Wayne Flanary talks to attendees of the annual Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day, which took place Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Novelty. The Field Day featured several speakers who presented on numerous topics. “We had a…

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Presenting on Cutting-Edge Research

The Graves-Chapple Research Center is focused on doing research that is of interest to local producers. At the annual Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 23, that research will be presented on and discussed. The Field Day, which is free and open to the public, will run from 7:15 a.m. to noon, with a free breakfast and lunch included. Tours begin at 8 a.m. “We…

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Our Most Precious Resource

Taking the long view for sustaining Missouri's soils

Peter Scharf, MU nutrient management specialist, presents at Graves-Chapple Research Center’s annual Field Day. Planting is the most important activity for any farmer. As farmers sow their seeds between this year’s spring rains, CAFNR Professor Peter Scharf wants them to consider just how critical their soil is — not just for this year’s harvest, but for sustaining…

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