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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 »

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 »