Missouri’s spring wild turkey hunting season is April 17 to May 7. Just a little over 50 years ago, wild turkeys were in danger of disappearing. Today, the state’s population is among the largest in the nation.
The invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is currently distributed in 43 US states and 4 Canadian provinces. It is a severe agricultural pest in nine states and a nuisance problem in 21 others.
Its cousin waterhemp remains top weed in state, but likely not for long.
There are portobello, shiitake and white button mushrooms that are easy to obtain in most grocery stores, but also oyster mushrooms, chanterelle, blewit, lion's mane, wine cap and many more varieties.
Producers should check their wooden fences and watering tanks for eastern tent caterpillars.
These fish aren't biting. Paddlefish never do. They eat by filtering plankton as water passes through their gills. Watch the video.
Forests and farms may seem like two completely different things, but agroforestry puts them together. Listen to the audio.
Unsuspecting woodland owners selling timber often fall victim to a practice known as "high-grading" — cutting the best trees and leaving the rest.
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