Articles on Plants and People

 

Plants and People Articles in the Missouri Prairie Journal

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Mills, Mark S., Darrin Welchert, and Jordan Meyer. 2016. The Hills are Alive with Herps. Missouri Prairie Journal 37(1): 20-23.

Plants and Humans (Gardening, Food and Medicine)

Grow Native! Thankful for Flies in the Garden, Vol. 38, No. 2
Grow Native! Native Alternatives to Bush Honeysuckle, Vol. 38, No. 1
Grow Native! Gardening for Bumble Bees, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016
Grow Native! Integrating Natives into a Non-Native, Traditional Landscape, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016
Grow Native! Gardening for Monarchs, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016
Grow Native! Common Native Medicinal and Edible Plants, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015
Grow Native! Native Plants for Flower Arrangements, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015
Grow Native! Landscaping with Native Small Trees, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014
Grow Native! Native Plant Container Gardening, Vol. 35, Nos. 3 & 4, 2014
Grow Native! It Starts with a Plant, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013
Grow Native! for Water Quality, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Grow Native! Gardening with Native Sedges, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Grow Native! Missouri’s Native Aquatics, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014
Grow Native! Achieving Balance with Native Landscaping, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012
Prairie Gardening with Propagated Plants, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009
Harnessing Prairie Plant Potential for Human Needs, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015
Grow Native! Gardening with Native Vines, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2013
Grow Native! Establishing a Prairie Border Garden, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013
New Buffalograss Cultivar for Lawns (pg. 28), Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017
Grow Native! Native Landscaping for Skippers, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018
Grow Native! Defending against Deer and Rabbits, Vol. 28, No. 3&4, 2018

Grassland and Natural Communities & Prairie Soils

Prairie Soil Health: A Benchmark for Better Land Management, Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4, 2014
Healing and Building Soil on Prairie Birthday Farm, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008
Mycorrhizal Fungi and Missouri Grasslands, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017
Invasive Plants Affect Soil Biology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018
Invasive Species Control for Prairie and Native Grassland Conservation, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Prairie Bioenergy

From Grassland Restoration to Renewable Energy, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014
Biomass Crop Assistance Program, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011

Plant Species and Plant Communities

Cryptogamic Flora of Northwestern Missouri, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017
Prairie Milkweeds, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010
The Hosts with the Most: How Good are Plant Pollinator Hosts?, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009
Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part One – Establishing an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part Two – Using an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol 33, No. 2, 2012
Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part Three – Advancing the Conservation Efforts of a Species with an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol 33, No. 3, 2012
Special Package Delivery: Milkweed Pollination, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010
Best Management Practices for Problem Plants, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009
Missouri’s Thistles, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2007
Grow Native! Missouri’s Native Aquatics, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014
Adaptations of Prairie Cord Grass to Wet Soils, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Missouri’s Largest Remaining Wet Prairie: Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Kingdom of Cord Grass, Emerald World of Sedge: Pershing State Park’s Locust Creek Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
The Missouri River Mitigation Project, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Species of Conservation Concern Found on MPF Prairies, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012
Invasive Species Control for Prairie and Native Grassland Conservation, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Prairie Natural Communities

Grow Native! Native Plants for Erosion Control, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015
Harnessing Prairie Plant Potential for Human Needs, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015
Best Management Practices for Problem Plants, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009
Mapping Missouri’s Glades, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015
Prairie Streams, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014
Sand Prairies of the Bootheel, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013
Value of Grassland Shrubs, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013
Prairie Milkweeds, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010
Walking the Line for Mead’s Milkweed, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010
The Case for Prairie Biodiversity, Vol. 31, No. 3 & 4, 2010
Teeming with Life, Vol. 31, No. 3 & 4, 2010
To Classify Conserve Missouri’s Prairie Natural Communities, Vol. 31, No. 3 & 4, 2010
Biodiversity Snapshot: Penn-Sylvania Prairie, Vol. 31, No. 3 & 4, 2010
MPF Glade Tour: Hikers See Stunning Wildflower Displays, Vol. 29, No. 3 & 4, 2008
Coppermine Hollow Glade: A native grassland gem in the Ozarks, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
Students Persevere for Big Bluestem, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2007
Missouri’s Rivers of Grass: Prairie Swales and Bottomlands, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
In Washington Irving’s Footsteps: Marmaton River Bottoms Wet Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Osage Confluence Prairie Wetlands, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Chloe Lowry Marsh Natural Area, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Sedges and Water Quality at Little Bean Marsh, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Other Natural Communities

Inviting Country – Savannas and Woodlands of Northern Missouri, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013
Northern Missouri’s Grand Savanna and Woodland Plan, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013
Couldn’t See All the Woodland and Savanna for the Trees, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013
Roeslein Farms Savanna Restoration, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013
Aquatic Jewels Among the Oaks, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013

Livestock Forage

Summer Grazing, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016
Value of Grassland Shrubs, Grass-fed Beef, Buying Herbicides, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013
Pasture Conversion and Control of Invasives, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013
Grassland Management with Fire and Grazing, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2011
Summer Grazing and Economics of Weed Control in Forage Management, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016
Establishing Native Pasture with a Cover Crop Cocktail, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016
Bloat-Free Legumes Show Pasture Potential, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Grazing Horses on Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Haying and Grazing for Livestock Production and Wildlife, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
What’s Good for the Birds is also Good for the Beef, Vol. 36 (pg 25), No. 3 & 4, 2015
Native Warm-Season Grass Grazing Research, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015
Grass-finished Beef News (pg. 27), Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017
The Origin of Osage Orange Hedgerows, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017


Education on the Prairie with Jeff Cantrell

Cantrell: The Northern Flicker, a Woodpecker Calling the Prairie Home, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018
Cantrell: Nature Viewing and Economics, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018
Cantrell: A Land Ethic Reflection – Conservation Heroes and Pioneers Part 1, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017
Cantrell: Help Your Child to Wonder on a Grassland Level – Conservation Heroes and Pioneers Part 2, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017
Cantrell: Building Land Relations – Conservation Heroes and Pioneers Part 3, Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017
Cantrell: Remembering the Dough Birds, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014
Cantrell: Eastern Meadowlark, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2014
Cantrell: The Winter Photo Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4, 2014
Cantrell: Contributing and Learning as We Go – taking part in a raptor survey, Vol. 32, No. 3 & 4, 2011
Cantrell: Ornate Postcards (Ornate Box Turtle), Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014
Cantrell: Species Study – Voles, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015
Cantrell: Feathered Curricular Connections to Literature Part 1, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016
Cantrell: Feathered Curricular Connections to Literature Part 2, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016
Cantrell: Feathered Curricular Connections to Literature Part 3, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016
Cantrell: Sound Mapping, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2014
Cantrell: Traveling with a Purpose – Seed Dispersal on a Prairie, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013
Cantrell: Capturing Solitude, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2011