Bradford Research Center

Located 11 miles east of the MU campus on 591 acres, it has the largest concentration of research plots in crops, oils and related disciplines in Missouri. As a research laboratory and outdoor classroom, faculty and students investigate wastewater management, entomology, pest and weed control, alternative crops, organic transition techniques and the impact of hailstorms. Bradford engages the community through workshops, field days, corn mazes, the Tomato Festival, and native plants and pumpkin giveaways, and partners with University organizations, including Campus Dining Services, to improve MU’s sustainability.

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Battling a Common Pest

The Bradford Research Center will focus on weeds during its Pest Management Field Day on Thursday, July 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m. There is a $10 cost to attend the event. Lunch will be…

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An Unusual Month

Tony Lupo, a University of Missouri professor of atmospheric sciences, had one word to describe the rather hot and dry month of June: unusual. “When you have a strong El Niño like we did this…

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Advocating for Pollinators

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers continue to be advocates for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Thirteen Research…

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Diving Deep Into Research

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from corn to shrimp. The…

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Virtual Tour of Bradford Research Center

An Outdoor Classroom

With more than 200 research projects, 25,000 plots and several thousand breeding projects, students have a cornucopia of educational opportunities from which to choose

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A Research Laboratory Under the Sun

Students, faculty and extension personnel study everything from waste water management, entomology and pest and weed control to alternative crops and the impact of hailstorms.

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Community Involvement

There are as many ways to get involved at Bradford as there are plant varieties. The team at Bradford hosts numerous workshops and field days that are open to the public including corn mazes, the Tomato Festival, native plants and pumpkin giveaways.

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