Drought: No Drop in the Bucket

Crops / Environment

Two drought simulators designed to test the effects of water deficiency on crops are now operational at the University of Missouri’s (MU) Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia. The simulators are part of a $1,558,125 Missouri Life Sciences Research Board grant ... read more

A Major Contribution

Environment / R&D

Australia relies on surface water storages to ensure that water is available when needed and to act as a buffer against drought. However surface storage is inefficient because much water is spilled from dams that are quickly filled during very ... read more

Climate Change


In February 2013, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a comprehensive study detailing the possible consequences of climate change for U.S. agriculture and forestry, the department wasn’t revealing anything new – the study, titled “Climate Change and U.S. ... read more

Invasive Species

Crops / Environment

Scientists are rushing to agriculture’s defense. At first glance, California’s Coachella Valley, the arid expanse from Palm Springs south to the Salton Sea, seems an unlikely agricultural oasis. But it’s where 95 percent of the nation’s dates – the sweet, ... read more

Price Plateau?

Business / Environment

 Survey suggests slowdown in land price increases. Results of an annual land values opinion survey show that land prices in Missouri have continued to climb. However, the survey suggests a slowdown in the next year. “The average value of good ... read more