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Rice is harvested at the Fisher Delta Research Center. MU Research Assistant Matt Rhine mans the rice harvester.
The soils and topography of southeast Missouri offer researchers a unique opportunity to study cotton and rice production and irrigation. Researchers also are evaluating better soybean cropping systems, and weed, insect and disease-control systems. Three locations make up Fisher Delta Research Center’s 1,078 acres in a 12-county area that forms the Missouri Bootheel. Scientists at the center have gained recognition for developing improved soybean varieties, especially those with soybean cyst nematode resistance and maintain a regional soil and plant-testing laboratory.
Photo by Kyle Spradley | © MU College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources