Using Grazing Records to Make Management Decisions

Using grazing records to record grazing days per acre (GDA) and using GDA to determine other factors, such as cost per GDA, estimated yields, and paddock comparisons can be a useful management tool.

Nutritional Management: A Tale of Two Seasons

Advantages of a controlled calving season include more uniform nutrition for the cow herd and less need for supplementation.

Soil-Pecan Relationships

Continued stewardship of the soil is necessary for pecans to stay productive, and annual management decisions could affect the future of your trees greatly.

Risky Business: Bermudagrass Fertilization

Applying nitrogen to bermudagrass can improve forage quality and productivity. Land managers must decide if the expense is worth the potential reward.

Bigger Buck for Your Bang

Conversations around deer camp inevitably get around to management practices designed to increase the antler size of white-tailed bucks. Discussion usually includes the latest clover seed guaranteed...

Fruits of Our Labor

The Noble Research Institute demonstration orchard was planted in 1995 with trees added in 1996 and 1997. In 2000, the first time the trees had significant yields, we have been enjoying the fruits of our labor.

Choosing a Nitrogen Source for Fall - Topdressing Small Grain

If you want fall-early winter small-grain forage production, you can choose the nitrogen source for topdressing fall small-grain pasture by cost, availability and convenience.

The Value of Woody Plants

Clearing brush or timber when woody plants are not overabundant often decreases land value and income potential.

Cause and Effect

Agricultural producers are confronted with persistent production problems that cost much time and money. We often attack symptoms and never get to the nitty-gritty of the land resource management that's causing the problem.

Saving for a Rainy Day

We can't control the amount or timing of rain. But, by managing the land, we can capture as much as possible to grow grass and recharge ground water when it does rain.