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Bradford Farm Field Day Highlights Quail Management

On June 18, 2009, from 3 to 8 p.m. the Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia, Mo., will host a Bobwhite Quail/Native Plant Field Day.

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Favorite Quail Food Plots

A while back, I had a poll on food plots. The survey question asked what's your favorite type of food plot to plant for bobwhites.

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Nitpicking Habitat Management - Stop the "Dead Zone"

I’m starting to think that some landowners might be genetically programmed to mow. However, many people don’t realize that mowing field edges--creating a “dead zone”--is also bad for quail.

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Heading For High Ground

Last week we had two pounding storms that brought several inches of rain to central Missouri. Most lakes and rivers have been bank full or even worse... out of the banks. It's been the same story the past two years.

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My Apologies to the Butterflies

Do something in the name of quail and it benefits pollinators. Do something for pollinators and it benefits all of us.

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Photo of a Xysticus crab spider, individual, on rough blazing star flowerhead.

Go Eat a Bug

Insects are an important food for quail chicks and nesting hens.

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Brood Habitat: Where the Bugs Are

Weedy brood habitat is best for bugs and bobwhites.

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Bobwhite quail chick

Give Your Birds A Break

According to the calendar, quail nesting season is beginning to wind down. Or is it?

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Check Your Brood Habitat Now

Imagine if you were half the size of your thumb and had to catch insects the first 14 days of your life to survive. For the millions of newly hatched Missouri quail chicks this is a reality.

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Help With Problem Wildlife

When Missouri wildlife gets a little too close to home, browse our Nuisance Native Wildlife section for tips on dealing with problem critters.

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