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Dead Fish in Summer? Low Dissolved Oxygen Is Usually the Culprit

Late-summer fish die-offs are often the result of low dissolved oxygen in farm ponds. Follow these management tips for a healthy pond environment.

USRSB Helps Industry Improve and Communicate

In 2015, Noble Research Institute helped found the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Read about the group’s work and the progress made to date.

What I Want in the Perfect Beef Cow

The perfect beef cow has the right mix of traits. Her ability to prosper in her environment and deliver a health calf every year are most important.

Water Quality Matters for Cattle on Pasture

When it comes to livestock, not all water is equal. Water quality makes a difference in performance, and that difference can really add up.

How You Can Control the Pecan Weevil

Pecan growers risk economic losses if they don’t monitor and treat the most damaging insect pest: pecan weevil. Here are tips to do just that.

Proper Stocking Rates Make Growing-Season Burns Possible

As more land managers use growing-season burns to meet their goals, livestock stocking rates become even more important.

Great Challenge 1: Economic Uncertainty

One of the greatest challenges facing agriculture is economic uncertainty. Farmers and ranchers can mitigate economic risk by building resiliency in their operations, and Noble research aims to help.

Top 10 Misconceptions in Grazing Management

Understanding and avoiding these top 10 misconceptions about grazing management can help ranchers increase production of both forage and pounds of beef.

Aquatic Plant Spotlight: American Lotus

Here’s how to identify the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) plant and manage it to protect more desirable aquatic vegetation in your ponds and lakes.

The Basics of Forage Quality

Forages contain nutrients that affect individual animal production (gain per animal) while the amount of forage produced affects production per acre.