Mt. Vernon, Lawrence County
Dairy Field Day
* June 20, 2013
SW CTR Grazing Dairy
Email: Carla Rathmann
Email: Andy Thomas
Dr. Mike Collins, bio
14548 Highway H
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
Southwest Missouri Center was established in 1959 through the
purchase of an 898-acre site that represented soil types in this
region. Alternative strategies for overcoming fescue toxicosis and
the investigation of positive environmental techniques for land
application of agricultural and processing wastes such as pasture
fertilizers highlight current research.
Forage grass breeding conducted at the Southwest Center has been
instrumental in the development of three new "endophyte-free"
tall fescue varieties - "Missouri 96," "Mozark" and "Martin," - as
as an orchardgrass variety, "Justus."
Small grains research focuses on variety testing and development,
proper fertilization practices and harvest management alternatives.
Horticultural research provides information on viable production
alternatives for both commercial producers and home gardeners
interested in small fruits and vegetables.
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at the University of Missouri
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