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Farmers use wintertime as a learning time

Friday, December 2, 2011

For farmers along the river, a late planting season due to spring flooding followed by recent rains have delayed their harvest. A New Madrid County farmer worked through soggy conditions Thursday to harvest his crop.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)

SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri farmers may not be working in fields during winter, but many of them do use the time to brush up on the latest developments in agriculture.

"We try to have informational meetings on a range of topics -- from production to managing to marketing," said David Reinbott, agriculture business program director for University of Missouri Extension's Scott County office and Southeast Region. "It's information to help growers make decisions this time of year on their seed varieties, herbicides, crop rotations, soil fertility or insect control."

And the information is the newest and most updated research of the moment, Reinbott noted.

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