Increase growth potential by supplying nutrients in the right place

For plants to achieve full potential for yield, nutrients need to be available to the plant in the right place.  Placement changes with development and changes in plant genetics, placement...

Farmers Make Wise Decisions Today for a Successful Tomorrow

By: Andrea Rice, Director of Research, Education, & Outreach/Missouri 4R Coordinator Farmers are continuously seeking improvement to provide food, fuel, and fiber products to an ever-growing world.  Future generations of...

Farmers Protect the Land Like Their Livelihoods Depend On It

There is something about living on the land, loving the land, and depending on it for your livelihood.  There is a unique relationship between nature and the family farm. The...

New nitrogen research leads to increased corn profits

Nitrogen is one of largest expenses for corn production and new research is finding ways to improve plant uptake while decreasing costs to producers.  Academic researchers in the Midwest have...

Applying Nutrients at the Right Time Increases Plant Uptake and Yield

Photo Credit: Joseph Weimer Providing nutrients to plants when they are needed can make a major impact on the yield of a crop.  There are four key principles to consider...

Applying Nutrients at the Right Rate Leads to Increased Economic and Agronomic Productivity

Utilizing nutrients from the right rate can have a major impact on cost of inputs as well as the yields achieved for a given field and cropping season.  The over-...

Using Nutrients from the Right Rate Gets Producers the Best Bang for Their Buck

One of the first steps to determining the right rate for a specific field and crop, is to determine the desired yield.  Since the yield is directly related to the...

Determining the Right Source of Nutrients Based on Crop and Soil Needs

In order to complete their full life cycle, all plants require 17 essential elements.  In addition to carbon (C), hydrogen (H), and oxygen (O), plants require six minerals as macronutrients...

The importance of using the Right Source for fertilizer needs

The first of the 4Rs is to determine the Right Source of nutrients used for the crop system’s specific needs.  Although it is also important to consider the other Rs...

Why does Show-Me Nutrient Stewardship promote the 4Rs?

The principles of 4R Nutrient Stewardship are all encompassing, but can be applied to a specific farming operation to meet the needs of specific soil types and cropping systems.  Goals...

Soil Matters

Soil Matters – Is Your Sample Yielding the Best Results? Producers use soil sampling and testing to increase fertility for future crops or grow crops by measuring soil fertility levels. ...

Research Projects to Benefit Farmers and Ag Retailers

Research Projects to Benefit Farmers and Ag Retailers The Missouri Fertilizer Control Board approved five funding requests for research to benefit growers and ag retailers in the 2020 budget cycle....

Get to Know Show-Me Nutrient Stewardship

As an alternative to the increased regulations placed on farmers...