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  • GOOD GROWING: The battle of science versus intuition

    GOOD GROWING: The battle of science versus intuition

    Saturday, March 21 2015 12:08 AM EDT2015-03-21 04:08:41 GMT
    The March issue of National Geographic magazine has the headline "The War on Science". The article describes a number of practices that have been scientifically proven, but that some people remain skeptical about. The...
    The March issue of National Geographic magazine has the headline "The War on Science". The article describes a number of practices that have been scientifically proven, but that some people remain skeptical about. The...
  • FARM & FIELD: Study shows plants can tell the difference between attacking insects

    FARM & FIELD: Study shows plants can tell the difference between attacking insects

    Saturday, March 21 2015 12:07 AM EDT2015-03-21 04:07:43 GMT
    Scientists and gardeners alike study plants for outward signs of damage caused by disease and insects, but much of the important responses plants make to insect bites takes place out of sight. In one of the broadest...
    Scientists and gardeners alike study plants for outward signs of damage caused by disease and insects, but much of the important responses plants make to insect bites takes place out of sight. In one of the broadest...
  • FARM & FIELD: University of Missouri looking to close radar gap

    FARM & FIELD: University of Missouri looking to close radar gap

    Residents in mid- and eastern Missouri soon will get better warning of dangerous weather, and scientists will have a new tool to help agriculture cope with changes in climate. Early this summer, a new Doppler weather radar will be raised at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' South Farm Research Center.
    Residents in mid- and eastern Missouri soon will get better warning of dangerous weather, and scientists will have a new tool to help agriculture cope with changes in climate. Early this summer, a new Doppler weather radar will be raised at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' South Farm Research Center.

  • GOOD GROWING: Gardening with pollinators in mind

    GOOD GROWING: Gardening with pollinators in mind

    I'm sitting here writing, and the high today is supposed to be 63. Can you say I am more than excited? With spring quickly winging its way toward us, my brain is already jump-starting with ideas for this year's...
    I'm sitting here writing, and the high today is supposed to be 63. Can you say I am more than excited? With spring quickly winging its way toward us, my brain is already jump-starting with ideas for this year's...
  • GOOD GROWING: Mistimed pruning hampers floral displays

    GOOD GROWING: Mistimed pruning hampers floral displays

    Thursday, March 12 2015 6:14 PM EDT2015-03-12 22:14:49 GMT
    In the spring have you ever seen a lilac bush, and for some reason maybe there are only blooms at the very top and the sides are barren of flowers, or maybe wondered why the poor lilac didn't bloom at all? Maybe the...
    In the spring have you ever seen a lilac bush, and for some reason maybe there are only blooms at the very top and the sides are barren of flowers, or maybe wondered why the poor lilac didn't bloom at all? Maybe the...
  • FIELD AND FARM: Anaerobic digester generates energy, reduces odors

    FIELD AND FARM: Anaerobic digester generates energy, reduces odors

    Thursday, March 12 2015 6:14 PM EDT2015-03-12 22:14:06 GMT
    When 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. The University of Missouri has built a small-scale anaerobic digestion...
    When 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. The University of Missouri has built a small-scale anaerobic digestion...
  • GOOD GROWING: Choosing seed varities for spring

    GOOD GROWING: Choosing seed varities for spring

    Sunday, March 8 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-03-08 16:12:04 GMT
    It didn't seem like February would ever end! Too many cloudy days and too many snowy days just didn't sit well with me. I'd much rather endure the cold with sunshine. But spring is on its way (March 20 is the...
    It didn't seem like February would ever end! Too many cloudy days and too many snowy days just didn't sit well with me. I'd much rather endure the cold with sunshine. But spring is on its way (March 20 is the...
  • FARM & FIELD: Study confirms agriculture critical to Illinois

    FARM & FIELD: Study confirms agriculture critical to Illinois

    Sunday, March 8 2015 12:11 PM EDT2015-03-08 16:11:01 GMT
     A new study finds Illinois agriculture contributes about $120.9 billion of total economic output, which is more than several other industries in the state including finance, transportation and construction.
     A new study finds Illinois agriculture contributes about $120.9 billion of total economic output, which is more than several other industries in the state including finance, transportation and construction.

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