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  • CROP UPDATE: Take note of how garden grew

    CROP UPDATE: Take note of how garden grew

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 9:35 AM EST2014-12-16 14:35:12 GMT
    This past growing season was a good one for most gardeners. Crop farmers harvested one of the best corn crops on record, and vegetables responded positively to the great growing conditions as well. This year, we had moisture throughout the summer, and July was one of the coolest on record, which undoubtedly led to the bounty.
    This past growing season was a good one for most gardeners. Crop farmers harvested one of the best corn crops on record, and vegetables responded positively to the great growing conditions as well. This year, we had moisture throughout the summer, and July was one of the coolest on record, which undoubtedly led to the bounty.
  • CROP UPDATE: It's time to start garden planning

    CROP UPDATE: It's time to start garden planning

    The following column was written by Kari Houle, our Horticulture Educator. In the near future, Kari and I will be alternating weekly article for this paper. It's that time of year when we'll soon be seeing seed...
    The following column was written by Kari Houle, our Horticulture Educator. In the near future, Kari and I will be alternating weekly article for this paper. It's that time of year when we'll soon be seeing seed...
  • FARM & FIELD: Pasture-based dairies provide management, lifestyle choices

    FARM & FIELD: Pasture-based dairies provide management, lifestyle choices

    Saturday, December 6 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-12-07 00:20:30 GMT
    Rotational grazing lets cattle go out and graze one pasture for a certain length of time, then rotate to another. This way, cattle can eat just the most nutritious parts of the plant, and grass has time to rest and rejuvenate. Stacey Hamilton, University of Missouri Extension state dairy specialist, says pasture-based dairies make economic sense for farmers.
    Rotational grazing lets cattle go out and graze one pasture for a certain length of time, then rotate to another. This way, cattle can eat just the most nutritious parts of the plant, and grass has time to rest and rejuvenate. Stacey Hamilton, University of Missouri Extension state dairy specialist, says pasture-based dairies make economic sense for farmers.

  • FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE: Prevent infestations in stored grain

    FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE: Prevent infestations in stored grain

    Monday, November 24 2014 12:54 PM EST2014-11-24 17:54:23 GMT
    As corn yields exceed commercial storage space, farmers likely will store some of this year's crop in on-farm bins and in unconventional ways.
    As corn yields exceed commercial storage space, farmers likely will store some of this year's crop in on-farm bins and in unconventional ways.
  • CROP UPDATE: Helping others learn to grow

    CROP UPDATE: Helping others learn to grow

    Monday, November 24 2014 12:52 PM EST2014-11-24 17:52:19 GMT
    The following article was written by Kari Houle, our horticulture educator Love gardening and plants? Want to share your knowledge? Consider becoming a Master Gardener. University of Illinois Extension is gearing up...
    The following article was written by Kari Houle, our horticulture educator Love gardening and plants? Want to share your knowledge? Consider becoming a Master Gardener. University of Illinois Extension is gearing up...
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