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June 9, 2011 Volume 32, No. 31

Quail summit will explore habitat management

The 2011 University of Missouri Bobwhite Quail Summit and Native Plant Field Day will be held June 16 at MU’s Bradford Farm.

The quail summit, from 1-4 p.m., will cover such topics as surrogator research; maintaining brood habitat; weather patterns and quail; private land quail-restoration successes; how to fund your quail management plan; and quail hunting tips.

The field day, from 4-8 p.m., will feature wagon tours of habitat management techniques that have created the mixture of plant communities bobwhites need for nesting, feeding and protection from predators. Topics will include landscaping and enhancing wildlife with native plants; plant diversity and pollinators for birds and insects; managing native grasses and tall fescue renovation; field and waterway management; managing field borders for wildlife and profit; wildlife practices and pond management on your farm.

Both events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required for the field day but summit attendees should RSVP to MU BREC, 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO 65201-8973 or, or call 573-884-7945.