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Critical Thinking

Critical thinking requires discipline. You must learn to resist peer pressure and salesmanship, learn to ask questions and gather information, and develop relationships with people who can help you evaluate your options.

Nitrogen For Spring Small Grain Forage

This is the time of year to apply nitrogen (N) for spring small grain forage production. Many of the phone calls we receive this time of year concern the amount of N that is needed for spring forage production.

Bermudagrass Establishment

Establishment of bermudagrass is a major expense. Care should be taken to do everything possible to ensure success.

Seeding Rates for Crabgrass

Seeding for new stands is often needed to start the pasture process or to thicken naturalized stands. We conducted a study to determine seedling density and forage production at various seeding rates and methods.

Tree Seedlings Available

Several of our cooperators request sources of tree stock for planting on their places. The Oklahoma Forestry Division has a tree regeneration center where trees are grown for sale to landowners for non-landscape use.

Dollars & Common Sense

A timely, costly, and many times mismanaged topic is winter feeding. I continually meet producers that have not heard of feeding their cows three days a week. Others have heard of it, but do not think it will work for them.

Newsletter Undergoes Changes

This is the first version of the new format for our Ag News & Views. Several factors enter into the choice for this new format. First of all, we have a new editor. If you read the back page of...

How is a Forage Variety Developed?

A plant breeder's job is to develop varieties that are truly "new and improved." I hope this article will give you an idea of how this is done.

Florida Largemouth Bass in Small Impoundments

Many pond owners in Oklahoma are interested in Florida largemouth bass because they tend to grow larger than northern largemouth bass (Figure 1). During the 1970s and early 1980s, fisheries...

Managing Risk

Risk management increases value by decreasing the probability of financial distress and by assuring that funds, either equity or debt, are available when profitable investment opportunities arise.