MU researcher discovers threshold that triggers drought response in forests

A recent study at Baskett Forest explored how forests behave without water when drought threatens.

A Fitting Honor

A building under construction at the Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center (SW-REEC) in Mount Vernon has been officially named in honor of Eldon Cole by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

New faculty to study pest management at Fisher Delta REEC

Chase Floyd joined the Fisher Delta REEC Jan. 1 as an assistant research professor and state extension specialist for crop protection.

Senior Spotlight: Taylor Nix

Her research work has taken place at the Bradford Research Farm, part of the Central Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC).

Expanding Opportunities

The University of Missouri’s Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC) is poised to offer more public education and research opportunities with the addition of a state-of-the-art livestock handling facility.

Missouri Foundation Seed planted for growth

Missouri Foundation Seed was established in 1944 as an avenue for the University of Missouri to take new plant breeds created by CAFNR researchers to market while also providing the highest quality seeds to Missouri farmers.

More Missouri Farmers Growing Peanuts

Harvest underway in Bootheel region Written by Linda Geist Peanut harvest is underway in Missouri's Bootheel region. Aerial drone video courtesy of Justin Calhoun. This is peanut harvest time in the Missouri Bootheel. Interest in the versatile legume has grown among Bootheel farmers since 2018, says University of Missouri Extension soils and cropping systems specialist…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Making a Major Impact

MOAES REECs play important role in the continued success of CAFNR’s Programs of Distinction Written by Logan Jackson This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. When CAFNR unveiled its strategic plan, Drive to Distinction, in 2019, it established criteria for Programs of Distinction, a select collection of programs that exemplify CAFNR’s drive to…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Finding the Perfect Partner

MOAES partnerships allow for unique research opportunities Written by Logan Jackson  A major focus of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (MOAES) has been finding unique collaborations and partnerships to take research projects to the next level. Those partnerships come in many forms – and seeking out collaborations of all types is a primary goal of the…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: ‘A Major Part of the Research Engine’

Graduate students play a vital role in the research enterprise at the MOAES REECs Written by Logan Jackson Haylee Schreier, a senior research associate who defended her thesis and earned her graduate degree in May 2022, has used electricity to rid fields of weeds as part of a research project at the CM-REEC. Photo courtesy of…