Missouri Annual State Report

Project Overview

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2017: $130,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2018
Grant Recipients: University of Missouri; Lincoln University
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
State Coordinators:
Dan Downing
University of Missouri
Dr. Zelalem Mersha
Lincoln University


  • Agronomic: annual ryegrass, buckwheat, grass (misc. annual), grass (misc. perennial)
  • Fruits: berries (brambles), berries (other), melons
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), greens (lettuces), okra, onions, peppers, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: native plants, ornamentals, trees
  • Animals: bees, bovine, fish, goats, poultry, shellfish, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy, eggs, honey, meat
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health, aquaculture, housing, manure management, preventive practices, stocking rate, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, application rate management, alley cropping, cover crops, crop improvement and selection, cropping systems, fertilizers, forest farming, forestry, forest/woodlot management, greenhouses, high tunnels or hoop houses, intercropping, nurseries, nutrient management, plant breeding and genetics, season extension types and construction, silvopasture, tissue analysis, varieties and cultivars, water management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, technical assistance, workshop
  • Energy: biofuel feedstocks
  • Farm Business Management: farm-to-institution, farm-to-restaurant, farmers' markets/farm stands, financial management, grant making, labor/employment, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: carbon sequestration, grass waterways, habitat enhancement, hedges - grass, strip cropping
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, chemical control, integrated pest management, mulches - general, mulches - killed, mulches - living, mulching - vegetative, mulching - plastic, physical control, row covers (for pests), smother crops, trap crops, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, aquaponics, holistic management, organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, soil chemistry, soil microbiology, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: food hubs, leadership development, local and regional food systems, partnerships, urban agriculture, values-based supply chains

    Proposal abstract:

    The 2017-18 Missouri State SARE PDP POW will focus on initiatives identified by the MO SARE PDP Advisory Board in association with the University of Missouri and Lincoln University Extension priorities. These SARE initiatives include: Integrated Pest Management, Sustainable Crop Production, and Sustainable Livestock Production. The advisory board also elected to participate in the North Central Region's Soil Health & Water Initiative. Additionally since this plan of work covers a two year time frame and it is difficult to predict future needs the Advisory Board added another initiative entitled "Emerging Issues". Two PDPs will be carried out under this initiative as detailed below. One additional PDP, with content to be determined will also be carried out under this initiative. This PDP has been calculated into the two year budget with a total expense based upon the total costs for the other PDPs. The content of this PDP will be determined as the need emerges and based upon critical training needs that arise over the next two years.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    There will be five Missouri state initiatives for 2017-18, with each university sharing in leadership roles.

    • MU & LU - Integrated Pest Management

    • MU & LU - Sustainable Crop Production

    • MU & LU - Sustainable Livestock Production

    • MU & LU - Soils Health & Water

    • MU & LU - Emerging Issues

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.