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ATV Preventative Maintenance

Rodney Pierce, equipment and inventory supervisor for the Noble Research Institute, shows how his organization routinely inspects its ATVs to make sure they remain in tip-top condition and are safe to operate.

How to Sample Forage for Haying or Grazing

Forage sampling in a standing pasture allows us to get a feed value estimate of forages that will be fed to livestock. Pasture and Range Consultant Hugh Aljoe demonstrates two forage sampling methods...

How to Calibrate a Boomless Sprayer: 1/8 of an acre method

James Locke demonstrates the 1/8 of an acre method for calibrating a boomless sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Samuel Roberts Noble Research Institute.

How to Calibrate a Boomless Sprayer: 1/8 of an acre method

James Locke demonstrates the 1/8 of an acre method for calibrating a boomless sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute.

How to Calibrate a Boom Sprayer: 1/128 of an acre method

James Locke demonstrates the 1/128 of an acre method for calibrating a boom sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Samuel Roberts Noble Research Institute.

How to Calibrate a Boom Sprayer: 1/128 of an acre method

James Locke demonstrates the 1/128 of an acre method for calibrating a boom sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute.

Seed Drill Calibration

Getting the correct amount of seed planted with a grain drill requires calibrating the drill before planting begins. Jim Johnson, Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultant, demonstrates step-by-step how to perform this calibration and the calculations required to determine accurate seed output.

Pecan Tree Grafting: Four- flap (Banana) Graft, "American Method"

Dr. Charles Rohla, pecan researcher at Noble Research Institute, demonstrates a four-flap (or "banana") graft on a pecan tree seedling.

Pecan Grafting: Texas Inlay Bark Graft, "American Method"

Dr. Charles Rohla, pecan researcher at Noble Research Institute, demonstrates a Texas inlay bark graft on a pecan tree seedling.

How to Take a Soil Sample

Why do you need to take a soil sample? How do you take a good soil sample? How often do you need to sample?

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