River Hills Traveler

Leveraging unmanned aerial systems for prescribed burning

ROLLA — Prescribed burning is a vital tool in forest management, employed by the U.S Forest Service to reduce wildfire risk, enhance ecosystem health, and promote biodiversity.  Conducting prescribed burns involves significant resources, many boots on the ground, and careful planning to ensure safety and effectiveness.  However, the integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) has…

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Successful fish farming in Missouri

Successful fish farming in Missouri depends on identifying and serving market niches, according to an updated guide from University of Missouri Extension. “There are a lot of successful aquaculture businesses in Missouri,” said Ryan Milhollin, MU Extension agribusiness management specialist. “Each business has found its market niche.” The MU Extension needs assessment survey shows Missouri’s…

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