Field Day

Crafting the Perfect Brew

MU Extension horticulturalists researching hops

Most often used as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, hops have become more popular during the past few years, due in large part to the boom in the craft brewing industry. Hops, which are cone-shaped flowers, aren’t a new crop for Missouri, but it’s been years since hops have been a mainstay in the state. “If you go back over 100 years, you’d find a lot of hops being grown in…

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A Deeper Connection

Bradford to host Vegetable Grower's field day

The Vegetable Grower’s field day is coming to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center, with a focus on bringing important information to both commercial vegetable farmers and home gardeners. The event will run from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and is free and open to the public. There will be wagon tours, walking tours and a…

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‘Real-Life Application of New Organic Practices’

Organic field days will showcase no-till practices

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will bring back its organic field day for the fifth year in 2017 – with a little bit of a twist. There will be two different field days this year, both of which will be located at farms of collaborators. The organic field day is normally held at the Bradford Research Center. The two events this year will allow…

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A New Opportunity

The Bradford Research Center will launch its first Vegetable Farmer Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 25. The new event will highlight the production of tomatoes, as well as peppers, in Missouri. This year will also mark Bradford’s 12th Tomato Festival, which will take place this September. Research Specialist Steven Kirk, the founder of the Vegetable Farmer Field Day, has been involved in each…

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Farming With Nature

Weed control, worms and cover crops will be discussed during the fourth annual Organic Field Day at the Bradford Research Center. The Organic Field Day will run from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and will run throughout the event. There are three different tours available to attendees in addition to several lectures that will take place inside the John Poehlmann…

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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 provided at noon. Reid Smeda, professor of weed science within the Division of Plant Sciences, will present during the 2016 Pest Management Field Day at the Bradford Research Center. Photo by Logan…

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‘Super’ Alumni

Q and A with CAFNR's Research Center Superintendents/Directors who are Mizzou alums

From insects to cattle, from cotton to soybeans – the University of Missouri has Agricultural Research Centers across the state studying all areas of agriculture. Of those research centers, which are spread throughout the state, eight have superintendents or directors who earned degrees from the University of Missouri. Those degrees range from Agronomy to Plant Sciences. “By having…

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Go Organic!

Bradford to host third annual Organic Field Day on Aug. 6

The third annual Organic Field Day, hosted by the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center, will take place Thursday, Aug. 6. Registration for the event begins at 2:30 p.m. Tours begin at 3 p.m. Registration is available throughout the event. “We tried some different things last year, and we received a lot of good feedback,” Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott said. “We’re excited…

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Northern Exposure

June 27 field day at Bradford looks at managing bobwhite quail habitat

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 northern bobwhite, a small upland game bird, was once abundant in Missouri, but intensive farming and other changes in land use eliminated much of its habitat. In the Midwest, bobwhite populations have…

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Simplifying Soybean Genetics

Pick Your Bean Day to feature hands-on demonstrations on science of soybean breeding

Senior Research Scientist Andrew Scaboo will speak on soybean breeding concepts and will take participants on tours of the research fields at Bradford. Genetics is a science that can be very intimidating. Sometimes at microscopic levels, many have a hard time understanding how it works and often don’t realize the benefits the research can do. Andrew Scaboo looks to change that. For the second…

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