We have many ongoing programs at the Noble Research Institute that are so familiar to us that we assume everyone else knows about them. I often wonder how much of our daily activity is known by...
In early August you should evaluate your existing forage supply and the amount of forage needed from then until next spring. If additional forage is needed, consider applying nitrogen to increase the standing forage or purchase hay.
Summer is here! I don't think that's news to anyone but perhaps we need a reminder about some things that go along with summer.
During the 1996-97 season, returns to margin operators as measured by 'value of gain' have been the largest since 1990 and near the best of all time.
We have started to develop a demonstration turf grass plot area on the Headquarters Farm south of our offices. It will complement the raised bed gardens and demonstration fruit orchard that are already established. The turf plots will be ready for viewing in the spring of 1998.
Antlers. For some folks-they are the stuff that dreams are made of. To many hunters, harvesting a large antlered buck represents the ultimate accomplishment. However, many people hunt their entire lives without getting the opportunity to realize this goal. Why is this so?
If you have enough forage to last until the spring of 1998, then all you need to do is develop a supplementation program. However, most of us are not in this situation and will have to feed hay or grow additional forage.
Many hunters and deer managers in our area have accepted the necessity of doe harvest to effectively manage toward the common deer management goal of increasing buck body and antler size. Some, however, still object to this practice.
Around the middle of July forage quality generally declines. When this happens, the performance of stocker cattle and/or developing heifers grazing those forages will also decline.
Determining the nutrient supplying ability of soils can guide decisions that may make the difference between profit and loss. Technology offers sophisticated electronic tools to manage farming in a site specific manner. Large data files contain soil test results and production records providing information for making accurate electronic decisions.