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A Nutty Pest

Black walnut curculio leads to crop loss

The black walnut curculio is a small insect that can have a big impact on black walnut crops. Trees infested with black walnut curculio can lose anywhere from a third to half of their nuts, says University of Missouri Extension state fruit specialist Michele Warmund. “Black walnut curculio overwinters in leaf litter or upper part of the soil,” Warmund says.…

To the Trees

Chestnuts can be a lucrative crop for family farms

Missouri river hills would look beautiful lined with chestnut trees and they’d turn a pretty profit.

Tree Trouble

Thousand cankers disease threatens Missouri walnut trees

Missouri’s black walnut trees could be in trouble if thousand cankers disease (TCD) moves in from bordering Tennessee.

Hot 2012

MU climatologist: last year was warmest since 1895

2012 is the warmest year on record in Missouri since 1895 when climatologists began recording temperatures.

Pining for Economic Opportunity

Pine straw can be great mulch and boost for Missouri landowners

Research at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) could yield new a new crop for Missouri landowners.