Featured Event: Bobwhite Quail Management in Modern Agriculture Field Day 2015

This event will showcase management practices and techniques farmers and ranchers can use to improve bobwhite habitat and increase populations on their property.
This event will showcase management practices and techniques farmers and ranchers can use to improve bobwhite habitat and increase populations on their property.

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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Northern Exposure

A June 27 field day at the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research Center will look at how farmers, landowners and wildlife enthusiasts can manage habitat for northern bobwhite quail. The…

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Fielding Your Questions

Research Professor Kelly Nelson shows a recent study looking at the effects of subsurface drip irrigation systems for … Expand ▸Research Professor Kelly Nelson shows a…

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Save the Quail

Bobwhite Quail, known for their whistle-like bob-bob-white song, are a critical indicator of the health of a habitat. Their numbers are declining in the Midwest. A project at the University of…

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The Switch(grass) to Bales

Scientists all over the world are looking for ways to use switchgrass as an effective biofuel. They should speak with Tim Reinbott, who has been doing that all winter. Reinbott, superintendent of 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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