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Save time and netting on big round hay bales with Joel Schreurs’ bale spear. It has three double spears to handle three bales at a time.

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The Kuhn Axis 50.1 fertilizer spreader provides operators with high flow rates, precise material flow and accurate spreading and reduced spreading time for more profitable operation.

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University of Missouri (MU) Extension agronomy specialists have been closely monitoring true armyworm activity in various crops in Missouri this year. This comes after reports of significant damage to forages and crops in northern Arkansas.

Click here to read about armyworm activity in Arkansas.

To date there have been evidence in sections of southwest Missouri of armyworm activity on fescue, bermudagrass, wheat and corn. Some high numbers of moth counts have been observed in southern Missouri monitoring traps in the last month.     

Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with MU Extension based in Galena, Missouri, has received reports of true armyworms from Barry, Cedar, Dade, Stone and Christian counties in the last few days.

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The University of Illinois announced that Monsanto Company pledged a $250,000 grant to be put towards an initiative between the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and the College of Media.

The initiative will help establish an Agricultural Communications Program endowed chair that will strengthen communications for agricultural and rural development.

The James F. Evans Endowed Chair in Agricultural Communications will provide leadership for the joint program between the College of ACES and the College of Media by serving current and future agricultural communicators through courses, service initiatives, research and relationship building.

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What began as a few outdoor garden beds showcasing North Carolina’s agricultural legacy will soon blossom into a living, thriving exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

The museum is partnering with Syngenta, located in Research Triangle Park and Greensboro, to make the exhibit grow.

The chronological exhibit History of the Harvest will connect the state’s agricultural past with today’s cutting-edge research and development by universities and companies such as Syngenta.

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