Farming

It’s Good Year For Pumpkins, Charlie Brown

Oct 12, 2013
Pumpkins are often considered a drought resilient crop, but the combination of extreme heat and low rainfall have taken their toll on Missouri pumpkins.
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Missourians can expect a pretty good local pumpkin crop this fall.

David Trinklein, a plant sciences professor at the University of Missouri. He said last year’s heat and drought was tough on pumpkins. This summer was better, even though farmers had to plant a little later than normal due to all the spring rains. “I don’t know that bumper crop is the right word, but nonetheless it’s a large crop of pumpkins,” Trinklein said. 

Grain Bin Deaths Can Be Easily Prevented

Sep 13, 2013
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Grain food storage can prove to be a dangerous job here in the U.S. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), in the year 2010 there were 26 reported grain bin fatalities. Willard Downs, an Agriculture Engineer from the University of Missouri, said there are simple, inexpensive safety techniques and equipment which could save countless lives.

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