University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Fisher Delta Research Center
Agricultural Experiment Station
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Driving directions
Portageville, Pemiscot County

Field Day
* August 29, 2013




Crop & Pest Information


Contact us
Trent A. Haggard
P. O. Box 160
Portageville, MO 63873
Phone: 573-379-5431
Fax: 573-379-5875
Cell: 414.526.9166


Research Centers exist to support and facilitate the total research program of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station. As such, they are an integral part of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station and unique contributors to MU's comprehensive land-grant responsibility.

We have a common goal of conducting high quality research that will (a) respond to the needs of Missouri citizens, (b) maintain and enhance our natural resource base, (c) support a vital food and fiber system, and (d) help keep Missouri producers competitive.

We will work with University extension, state and federal agencies and Missouri agribusiness to undergird a reliable, safe supply of quality food supplied in a sustainable, profitable manner.


The 1,024 acre Delta Research Center consists of four separate farms all named after the donor. Dewitt Clinton Lee farm, Matilda Cavanaugh farm, Margaret Marsh farm and the Roger Rhodes farm.

Research Emphasis

Much of the research conducted at the Delta Center is focused on crop production and management. The University of Missouri's cotton and rice production research is conducted at the Delta Center. Scientists at the Delta Center also conduct research on soybean cropping systems, weed, insect and disease control in all crops and variety evaluations. Scientists at the Delta Center have gained recognition for developing improved soybean varieties, especially those with soybean cyst nematode resistance.

The Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station is the research arm of the
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
at the University of Missouri

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