Soybean Podworms Threaten Yields; Scout Now to Head Off Problems

Photo by Wayne Bailey/Univ. of Missouri

With insects, you are what you eat.

That's no more apparent than with soybean podworm, a.k.a. corn earworm. Farmers battle the pest in July and August when it chews away at the tips of corn ears, but in late August and early September it moves to a more green, lush meal of soybeans.

Healthy After School Snacks

Learning is hungry work.  Most children have lunch around 11:30, and then classes all afternoon.  Add an after school activity or two and by the time they get home they’re running on empty.  It’s small wonder that they head straight to the kitchen to devour whatever they can get their hands on.  So, how can you make sure that they’re choosing snacks that are good for them?  It’s easy, just think “inside” the box.

Using New Technology to Combat an Age Old Problem - Drought

Photo by Roger Meissen
Drought is a worldwide problem that can plunge countries into famine. The more we understand the mechanisms that plants use to survive drought, the better prepared we'll be to stave off starvation.  Plant Science researchers, with the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), are using state-of-the-Art simulators to increase their knowledge of plants and drought.