COVID-19 creates challenges for FFA and 4-H members who show livestock at youth shows, but Junior Beef Excellence Program continues to reward students.
Not all labs report the same information in a soil test, but most will report soil pH, any needed lime recommendations, and soil test phosphorus and potassium.
Researchers at Noble are developing tools to better understand how roots sense their environment, including the soil in which they grow. By studying calcium as a carrier of messages within the root, they expect to build knowledge that will lead to grazing lands that are more resilient to harsh environments.
Noble Research Institute assistant professor Larry York, Ph.D., recently received the inaugural Annals of Botany Plants (AoBP) Early Career Open Science (ECOS) award.
The key to keeping armyworms below the economic threshold is scouting for activity at least every other day, when they are small and easier to control, as well as identifying if you have fall armyworms or beet armyworms.
The 2019 annual report offers a glimpse into the journey of ranchers on the road of regenerative agriculture, the process of rebuilding degraded soils using practices based on ecological principles.
Challenges facing agriculture include land productivity in the face of climate variability, profitability and debt, and the declining population of farmers and ranchers.
Regenerative ranch management is based on ecological principles, not one-size-fits-all practices or prescriptions.
The regenerative journey will look different for each farmer or rancher. It’s about moving in the right direction, not perfection.