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Peanut Rotation Study

Peanuts are susceptible to a host of foliar and soil-borne diseases. Peanut fields rotated with other crops are generally less susceptible to diseases, weeds, and insects. Yields and quality usually improve with rotations.

Planning to Succeed

Farming without a business plan is like hauling products from coast to coast without a road map. What is involved in creating a business plan for an agricultural operation?

Making an Informed Seed Purchase

Knowledge is power. This adage can be applied to purchasing decisions, whether regarding buying a house, seed, or fencing wire. After you read this article, you should be able to make a "powerful" decision the next time you purchase seed.

Implants and Implant Strategies

Research has repeatedly proven the benefits of implanting cattle. Generally, a low-potency implant administered to suckling calves at first working (about four months of age) will increase weaning weights by 7.5-10 percent.

A picture is worth a ?

For several years, advances in technology and creative thinking have led some deer researchers and managers to explore using infrared-triggered cameras over bait to monitor or estimate deer populations. It is imperfect, but it does hold a lot of promise.

Some Thoughts on Soil Aeration of Pastureland

Soil fertility specialists at the Noble Research Institute are frequently asked about the soil aeration of pastureland. I felt that Dr. Carl S. Hoveland summarized how we feel about this subject. This article is reprinted with his permission.

To Water, or Not to Water?

Home & market gardeners can schedule irrigation several ways. Two methods we use at the Noble Research Institute include the soil ball squeeze test & tensiometers.

The Year 2000

Cow numbers peaked or were near their peak in 1975. Since that time, they have had an average annual decline of about 1 percent and a total decline of about 26 percent, but beef production (pounds on the market) has remained about the same. How has this happened?

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture is defined as maintaining the present without compromising the future. It got its real definition from Congress in the 1990 Farm Bill.

Managing Your Marketing Decisions

With weaning time fast approaching, the question becomes how to maximize income from the calves you have produced. Consider adding value to calves through pre- and postweaning management, as well as possible marketing alternatives.