Native Pollinators and Their Habitats publication

This publication is one in a series that focuses on pollinators and how you, as a landowner, can join the efforts to protect them.

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Cover cropping for pollinators and beneficial insects

Flowering cover crops can fulfill their original purpose as a conservation practice while at the same time providing valuable forage for wild bees and beneficial insects. This added benefit can be significantly enhanced with some fine-tuning of management practices and thoughtful plant selection. This 16-page bulletin will help you use cover crops to encourage populations of pollinators and beneficial insects...

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Adoption of soil health systems (USDA Census of Agriculture)

Read this Progress Report: Adoption of Soil Health Systems Based on Data from the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture to learn about current trends in cover crop and no-till usage in the United States.

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Considerations in Selecting No-TIll

Consider the advantages of a no-till system. This publication looks at weed control, residue management, equipment requirements, nutrient management and the results of yield and economic return studies.

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Missouri No-Till Planting Systems

This publication from University of Missouri Extension reviews our current body of knowledge on no-till planting systems in Missouri and covers many of the issues surrounding this crop production technique.

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Establishing Mixtures of Native Warm-Season Grasses and Forbs

This guide is a companion to MU Extension publication G9422, Integrating Practices That Benefit Wildlife With Crops Grown for Biomass in Missouri. The guide provides information to help landowners and property managers make informed decisions on enhancing wildlife habitats while producing crops for biomass. Information in that guide provides an overview of how plant composition...

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Nutrient Stewardship 4R pocket guide

This pocket guide provides an overview of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Concept. 4R Nutrient Stewardship is an innovative approach for fertilizer best management practices adopted by the world’s fertilizer industry. This approach considers economic, social and environmental dimensions of nutrient management and is essential to sustainability of agricultural systems. The concept is simple—apply the...

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Grazing Cover Crops: A How-To Guide

This how-to guide is an introduction to farmers and ranchers interested in learning more about the benefits and practices of grazing cover crops.

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Conservation Buffers

This manual provides over 80 illustrated design guidelines for conservation buffers are synthesized and developed from a review of over 1,400 research publications. Each guideline describes a specific way that a vegetative buffer can be applied to protect soil, improve air and water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, produce economic products, provide recreation...

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Using Farm Bills for Pollinator Conservation

A guide to pollinator practices eligible for federal funding. Some practices have changed in the most recent Farm Bill.

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