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MU plans $6.5 million investment in ag research centers, including Fisher

MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright

University of Missouri officials plan to make a $6.5 million investment in the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station, which includes 15 facilities statewide. Among them is the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, which focuses on rice, cotton and irrigation. The investment will enhance the university’s ability to share next-generation agricultural technologies developed by MU researchers with Missouri’s farmers and ranchers. ... Read More »

USDA grant allows SEMU to buy drone and high-tech camera

drone at Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture and the Economic and Business Engagement Center have been awarded a $51,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish an agricultural advanced digital technology initiative. The initiative is part of an effort to incorporate technological advancements into agriculture operations within the region. Southeast has used the funding to ... Read More »

SE Missouri State, Missouri Rice Council to host field day Aug. 22

southeast missouri state university rice

Research to create new heat-tolerant and herbicide-resistant rice strains is being conducted this summer at Southeast Missouri State University’s Rice Research Greenhouse in Malden, Missouri, and at the Missouri Rice Research Farm in Glennonville, Missouri. Southeast Department of Agriculture faculty will highlight their work at the Missouri Rice Council’s annual Rice Field Day, Aug. 22, at the Missouri Rice Research ... Read More »

Bootheel farm embraces sustainability, which is reflected in its packaged rice

castor river farms rice

Whether at industry group annual meetings or during Web-based seminars, the message remains the same: Agriculture has to do a better job telling its story to try to connect with consumers, who are generations removed from their agrarian roots. Many of these same consumers are clueless about the source of their food, other than they purchased it at Kroger, HEB ... Read More »

Missouri releases first variety, a semi-dwarf medium grain

MM17 rice

Researchers in Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture along with the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council have released for the 2019 season a new rice variety bred for southeast Missouri. Called MM17, it is a semi-dwarf, mid-season, medium-grain variety with excellent yield potential. It was developed by pedigree selection in Southeast’s Rice Research Greenhouse in Malden, Missouri, and ... Read More »

Missouri rice group visits Egypt to discuss exports, collaborative research

Missouri Eqypt meetings

Representatives of the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council and Southeast Missouri State University recently traveled to Egypt to discuss the potential for shipping Missouri paddy rice to Egypt and collaborating on rice breeding and agronomic rice research with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture. “Egypt is the gateway to Africa and the Middle East,” says Dr. Mike Aide, Southeast Missouri ... Read More »

Aim for profitable year by selecting the best varieties

row rice

Rice growers are focusing on making a profit in 2018, and variety selection is always at the forefront. Thanks to our farmers, industry and universities for our research. According to variety studies at University of Missouri, Portageville, at the Missouri Rice Research Marketing council’s research farm and other university trials, we have several rice varieties from which to choose. Read More »