Recent Submissions

  • Biology and management of American woodcock in Missouri 

    Pierce, Robert A., II; Thompson, Frank R., III (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-03)
    The American woodcock (Scolopax minor) is a migratory game bird that inhabits much of the central and eastern United States. It belongs to the shorebird family, but unlike other species such as the sandpiper and common ...
  • Biology and management of wood ducks in Missouri 

    Pierce, Robert A., II; Nelson, Frank; Webb, Lisa (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-03)
    Wood ducks (Aix sponsa) are one of Missouri’s most beautiful water birds and are found throughout the state. Adult males have a large purple and green crested head and a burgundy chest with white flecks. This colorful ...
  • Wild turkey biology and habitat management in Missouri 

    Pierce, Robert A., II; Isabelle, Jason L. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-02)
    Not much more than a half century ago, Missouri’s wild turkey population was in danger of disappearing from the landscape. By the early 1950s, it was estimated that fewer than 2,500 turkeys were left in only 14 Missouri ...
  • Attracting barn owls to your property 

    Pierce, Robert A., II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-01)
    The barn owl (Tyto alba) is perhaps the rarest of six owl species that are year-round residents in Missouri. Whether you live in an agriculture area or in suburban or urban community, owls are a valuable species to have ...
  • Improving summer heat tolerance in beef cattle through hair coat removal 

    Curtis, Andrew (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-02)
    It’s no secret that their hair coats keep cattle warm. The insulation their coats provide is handy in the winter, but if the cattle don’t shed enough hair early enough in the summer, it can be a real problem. In hot and ...
  • Controlling nuisance weasels in Missouri 

    Pierce, Robert A., II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    Two species of weasels occur in Missouri. Long-tailed weasels (Mustela frenata) are found throughout Missouri but are seldom seen. The smaller least weasel (Mustela nivalis) is found only in northern areas of the state. ...
  • Controlling nuisance chipmunks 

    Pierce, Robert A., II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    The eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) is a ground-dwelling rodent common across Missouri, particularly in the Ozark region. Chipmunks have distinctive stripes on their rusty red to chestnut brown fur. Five dark brown ...
  • Carpet beetles and clothes moths 

    Houseman, Richard M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    Carpet beetles and clothes moths can cause serious damage to fabrics, furs and carpets, among other items. This publication describes the carpet beetle and clothes moth species most commonly found in Missouri homes.
  • Household-invading beetles 

    Houseman, Richard M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    Several species of beetles may invade homes. Because they rarely damage anything in the home, they generally are considered to be nuisance pests. These insects vary widely in size and habits. This publication describes ...
  • Quick reference insecticide spray guide : wheat [chart] 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    This is a guide showing target pests, pesticide brand names and their active ingredients.
  • Quick reference insecticide spray guide : soybean [chart] 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    This is a guide showing target pests, pesticide brand names and their active ingredients.
  • Quick reference insecticide spray guide : rice [chart] 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    This is a guide showing target pests, pesticide brand names and their active ingredients.
  • Quick reference insecticide spray guide : cotton [chart] 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    This is a guide showing target pests, pesticide brand names and their active ingredients.
  • Quick reference insecticide spray guide : corn [chart] 

    Jones, Moneen M. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    This is a guide showing target pests, pesticide brand names and their active ingredients.
  • Fresh market tomatoes 

    Trinklein, David H. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    The demand for locally-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes remains strong in Missouri. If you can produce high yields of good-quality tomatoes, the opportunity exists for you to make a reasonable return on your investment. The ...
  • Missouri’s fencing and boundary laws : frequently asked questions 

    Koenen, Joe (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    Missouri has two fence laws: the general fence law (updated Aug. 28, 2001) and the local option fence law. In addition, Missouri law addresses special situations of property bordering a road, a railroad, or a body of water. ...
  • Missouri fencing and boundary laws 

    Koenen, Joe (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    Fencing duties and boundary locations have been the subject of arguments between neighbors for centuries. This publication is intended to answer Missouri farmers’ and rural landowners’ questions regarding such duties and ...
  • Days suitable for fieldwork in Missouri 

    Massey, Raymond E., 1957-; Carpenter, Brent; Gerlt, Scott (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    The number of days available to complete land-based agricultural activities influences decisions about inputs, such as variety/hybrid planted and pesticide used, and machinery. The limited fieldwork days available for ...
  • Potential diseases and parasites of white-tailed deer in Missouri 

    Flinn, Emily; Pierce, Robert A., II (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    White-tailed deer are susceptible to a variety of diseases, parasites and injuries. Although these conditions do not account for a large percentage of annual statewide deer mortality (typically less than 5 percent), in ...
  • Parasitic worms of insects 

    Barrett, Bruce A. (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2016)
    Horsehair worms or hairworms are a group of nematode-like long worms (Phylum Nematomorpha; Class Gordioidea). Their name is based on an old superstition that the worms arise from horsehairs that happen to fall into the ...

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