Auxins, which are naturally found in plants, trigger root formation. Scientists are testing ways to improve how auxins are absorbed and used by plant cells.
Though not always immediately evident, being intentional and consistent about keeping mineral in front of your cattle will benefit both your herd and your bottom line in the long run.
Since there is economic risk in applying fertilizer, we generally do not recommend applying fertilizer unless there is a significant advantage to doing so. Therefore, the general recommendation of not fertilizing native grass is correct in most instances.
High stock density grazing has intentional impacts on the soils, forages and ultimately livestock production. It implies there is active management occurring with the grazing livestock.
A chicken moat is an enclosure built around an area generally used for some form of fruit and vegetable production. The main purpose is to provide a barrier between your agriculture crops and predators, including insects, rabbits and deer.
Scientists are working to improve plants and offer other solutions so that farmers and ranchers don’t need as much synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.
The Noble Research Institute recently received a $34,000 rebate from the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) for saving 1.7 million kilowatt hours in 2018.
Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultant Jim Johnson received the 2019 Oklahoma Association of Conservation District (OACD) President’s Award. He was honored at the association’s annual meeting in February.
Cover crops can provide soil health benefits, but it is important to have a plan. Before growing cover crops, producers should consider goals, herbicide and pesticide use, and available resources.
Specialty crop growers can use protected agriculture technologies to manage risks associated with growing fruits and vegetables in unpredictable, often extreme weather events. Technologies include raised beds equipped with plastic mulch film, floating crop covers, low tunnels and high tunnel hoop houses.