Agriculture

Agriculture

Sinkholes Reappearing In South Cape Girardeau

Jun 20, 2013
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Sinkhole problems are re-emerging along south Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau.

Two of the sinkholes are located near the roadway just north of the bridge at Cape La Croix Creek. One is directly under the bridge, and another can be found to the west of the bridge. That sinkhole is directing water into the nearby Buzzi Unicem quarry. All four re-emerged in the last three weeks, and the city has closed the street to traffic.

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A cool spring and recent floods may have an impact on Southeast Missouri’s corn and soybean crops for this year.

Corn planting in particular has been delayed. Anthony Ohmes is a Regional Agronomy Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. He said Southeast Missouri’s planting season is a little behind schedule, but not nearly as delayed as other parts of the state.

Mississippi River Continues To Rise

Jun 3, 2013

Last week’s heavy rains in the upper Midwest are now causing flooding on the Mississippi River.

The Mississippi is forecast to crest in Cape Girardeau at 45 and a half feet on Thursday. That’s considered major flooding by the National Weather Service, and only three feet short of the historical high set in 1993. 

National Weather Service hydrologist Mary Lamm says more rain is in the forecast, but it shouldn’t push river levels any higher.

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Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday that it will partner with Lincoln University to work together on courses, research and outreach.

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If you see tomato vines or pepper plants sprouting in Cape Girardeau parks this summer, there is a good chance Robert Harris, Jr has been there. Harris has planted seven gardens in Cape Girardeau parks, starting in 2002. 

Harris finds different partners to help him plant each garden. On Wednesday, he was joined by a half a dozen people at Washington Park to start a new one. Harris said there is a need for the gardens in the community. 

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