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  • Ruffed grouse in Missouri: Its ecology and management 

    Thompson, Frank R. (Frank Richard); Freiling, Deretha A.; Fritzell, Erik K. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 1988-06)
    The ruffed grouse, Bonnsa umbellus, belongs to the same group of birds as the turkey, pheasant, quail and prairie chicken. It is the most important gamebird in many northern states, but recently it has been relatively ...
  • Estimating Airflow for In-Bin Grain Drying Systems 

    Williams, David L., 1935- (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 1993-10)
    This publication helps you to figure out how long it will take to dry grain in bins by explaining how to estimate air flow in bin systems. Air flow determines the rate of drying.
  • Grain storage management: A guide for keeping your grain in top condition 

    Williams, David L., 1935-; Palm, Einar Wallace, 1923-; Munson, Ralph Eugene; Baker, David E. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 1993-10)
    Grain isn't necessarily "in the bin" after harvest. That is, broken kernels, moisture pockets, insects, storage molds and other problems can set in and take away your hard-earned capital. This publication addresses problems ...
  • Farmland Values for Missouri Counties 

    Plain, Ronald L.; White, Joyce (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-05)
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) collects information on the market value of agricultural land and buildings through two different procedures: the Census of ...
  • Eat smart and be active as you grow: 10 healthy tips for teen girls 

    Gabel, Candance (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-01)
    Young girls, ages 10 to 19, have a lot of changes going on in their bodies. Building healthier habits will help you—now as a growing teen—and later in life. Growing up means you are in charge of foods you eat and the ...
  • Choose the foods you need to grow: 10 tips for teen guys 

    Gabel, Candance (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-01)
    Feed your growing body by making better food choices today as a teen and as you continue to grow into your twenties. Make time to be physically active every day to help you be fit and healthy as you grow.
  • Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri Establishing Hybrid Sunfish in Ponds for Recreation 

    Hicks, Charles E.; Pierce, Robert A. II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-06)
    Sunfish — bluegill, redear and longear sunfish — are among the most popular species of fish for angling in Missouri. They are relatively easy to catch on a variety of lures and baits and provide a challenge for anglers ...
  • Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Fish Selection and Stocking for Sport Fishing 

    Hicks, Charles E.; Pierce, Robert A. II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-05)
    Sport fishing is a popular recreational activity among Missouri pond owners. Developing a farm pond for fishing requires several important decisions, including where to get fish; what species to stock; how many, what size ...
  • Preventing and Controlling Damage Caused by Cottontail Rabbits 

    Pierce, Robert A. II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-06)
    Some people enjoy seeing rabbits around their lawns, whereas others wish to keep rabbits away to protect crops, gardens or landscaping. Even people who enjoy rabbits may need to control them if they begin causing damage. ...
  • Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) Insurance in Missouri 

    Horner, Joe L.; Milhollin, Ryan; Massey, Raymond E., 1957-; Bock, Bryce (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-06)
    In livestock production, gross margin is the difference between revenue from livestock or milk sales and feed costs. It is an indicator of profitability. Livestock gross margin (LGM) insurance offers livestock producers a ...
  • Quick Reference Insecticide Spray Guide: Wheat 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-04)
    This quick reference spray guide provides insecticide recommendations for the most common wheat pests in Missouri. These recommendations were current as of September 2013.
  • Cool-Season Grasses Lawn Maintenance Calendar 

    Fresenburg, Brad S., 1954-; Miller, Lee (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-05)
    Established lawns may be maintained at different levels of perfection according to individual situations and desires, but good lawns seldom “just happen.” This summary outlines major steps required to maintain a ...
  • Attracting Purple Martins to Your Property 

    Pierce, Robert A., II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-04)
    The purple martin (Progne subis) is North America’s largest swallow and a beautiful songbird. Purple martins are beneficial birds to have near a home or on a property because they eat insects. These birds feed during ...
  • Quick Reference Insecticide Spray Guide: Soybean 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-04)
    This quick reference spray guide provides insecticide recommendations for the most common corn pests in Missouri. These recommendations were current as of September 2013.
  • Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Pond Construction and Management Considerations 

    Hicks, Charles E.; Pierce, Robert A., II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-05)
    A properly planned and constructed pond or lake can be a great asset on your property. Private ponds and lakes can be used for recreation, fishing, hunting, boating, swimming and other water sports. They can also be used ...
  • Two Meals for Ten Bucks (IV) 

    Gabel, Candance (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2010-11)
    Here’s how to make two savory meals that are easy to fix, great tasting and good for your family.
  • Quick Reference Insecticide Spray Guide: Rice 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-04)
    This quick reference spray guide provides insecticide recommendations for the most common rice pests in Missouri. These recommendations were current as of September 2013.
  • Quick Reference Insecticide Spray Guide: Cotton 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-04)
    This quick reference spray guide provides insecticide recommendations for the most common cotton pests in Missouri. These recommendations were current as of September 2013
  • Quick Reference Insecticide Spray Guide: Corn 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-04)
    This quick reference spray guide provides insecticide recommendations for the most common corn pests in Missouri. These recommendations were current as of September 2013.
  • Attracting Bluebirds to Your Property 

    Pierce, Robert A., II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2014-03)
    Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are a popular species and recognized as Missouri’s state bird. Bluebirds, often referred to as harbingers of spring, are year-round residents in many locations across the state, although ...

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