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Revitalized MU Soil Characterization Lab will find new home in CAFNR

For many years the Soil Testing Lab at the University of Missouri has been a valuable resource for producers of the state. Results from the tests give farmers a list of recommendations to improve crop and forage yields. But a lesser-known testing facility is getting a facelift and will be ready to receive samples come spring. Once housed in the MU College of Engineering, ownership of the MU Soil…

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The Science of a Soil Test

MU Soil Labs help find out what is happening in your soil to help produce profitable crops

With harvests winding down, the farm’s focus might turn away from the fields. According to specialists at the University of Missouri, now is just as good as ever to find out what your ground needs. One way to start planning for next year’s growing season is to get a soil test and MU’s Soil Fertility Labs are there to help. David Dunn, Extension Associate Soil Testing Lab & Rice…

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Safeguarding our Soil

Study at Hundley-Whaley Research Center looks at the future of cover crops to help improve our soils

Bruce Burdick, superintendent of Hundley-Whaley Research Center, stands in the test plots in which … Expand ▸Bruce Burdick, superintendent of Hundley-Whaley Research Center, stands in the test plots in which he is studying how cover crops can affect corn and soybean yields. One of the next revolutions in agriculture may not be a piece of equipment, a new crop or…

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