Bobwhite Quail, known for their whistle-like bob-bob-white song, are a critical indicator of the health of a habitat. Their numbers are declining in the Midwest. This event will showcase management practices and techniques farmers and ranchers can use to improve bobwhite habitat and increase populations on their property. Enjoy a silver carp fish fry and processing demonstration at noon with a completed event evaluation. The event is free and open to the public.
The schedule includes:
*Bobwhite Quail 101, Basic Habitat Management Decisions with Optional Hands-on Tour
*Managing Your Farm for Ground Nesting Birds and Rabbits
*Wildlife Habitat Help Desk: Get a Custom Tailored Wildlife Plan for Your Property
*Managing Field Borders with Natives and Cover Crops for Quail and Pollinator Habitat
*Conducting Quail Whistle Counts and Habitat Management for Quail
*Prescribed Burns, Spray Options and Calibration, and Other Management Techniques
*Woodland Edge Habitat Management Techniques
The event is sponsored by the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the Missouri Department of Conservation, MU Extension, the Missouri Soybean Association, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the USDA Farm Service Agency.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:00am
Bradford Research Center
4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO, 65201