Rural Lifestyle

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Iris, a common flower with uncommon beauty, shines in Missouri

Rainbow-colored irises, commonly found in Missouri fence rows, ditches and yards, are anything but common, said University of Missouri Extension horti...
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Rare fish, found only in Perry County, sheds light on improved water quality

A rare cave-dwelling fish is shedding new light on how farmers are improving water quality through cover crops and nutrient management.   Univers...
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Let flood-damaged homes dry thoroughly before installing new coverings

Before replacing drywall and floor coverings in your flooded home, make sure building materials have had enough time to dry out, cautions a University...
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Close encounters of the wildlife kind: That seemingly alone deer or baby bird may not be!

Spring is a time of fledgling birds, nesting cottontails and a rise in human-wildlife interactions as people hit the hiking trails, run the bush hog o...
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Old Hay That Won’t Feed Cattle Could Feed Soil

Age, mold, winter and water can take their toll on the nutrient value of hay bales, but old bales can bring new life to the soil, said Dirk Philipp, a...
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Share the Road with Farmers During Planting Season

Planting season has returned to Arkansas and with that comes the likelihood of increased encounters with slow-moving farm equipment on roadways.  Far...
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BASF Announces University Partnerships for Living Acres Monarch Initiative

As part of its research-based initiative, Living Acres, BASF announced today it has provided grants to Texas Tech University, the University of Arkans...
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2017 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show set to kick off this Friday

The 2017 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, the state’s largest show dedicated to horticulture, landscaping and a wide variety of gardening aspects, w...
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Mizzou: Extension offers farm business class for women

University of Missouri Extension will soon begin a new session of Annie’s Project, a farm management class for women. Farm women and women landowner...
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Farm and Gin Show: Southern Cotton Ginners Association Annual Meeting

For many events, it’s the after-party that people want to attend. But for many in the cotton industry, especially those attending the Mid-South Farm...