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New Tall Fescue Could Fill Fall-to-Spring Grazing Gap

In baseball, a good outfielder can "cover the gap." A new tall fescue that could do the same may be headed your way. The Forage Improvement Division's grass breeding program has developed a tall...

Use Ryegrass to Recover Bermudagrass

Most, if not all, cattle operations in the southern Great Plains have been adversely affected by two years of drought conditions. In our travels, we have noticed that the majority of the most...

Did You Know? New Features on the Ag Division's Web Site

It hardly seems possible, but here we are, well into 2006. So, what's new? One thing you may not be aware of is NF Ag News and Views now is available electronically instead of in the printed format....

Fires - Not All Are Created Equal

During recent months, wildfires have burned thousands of acres in Oklahoma and north Texas. Media coverage has been extensive, and all accounts I have seen report on the devastation and destruction...

New Ag Division Staff in Place

In the June issue of NF Ag News and Views, I covered staff changes and listed the Agricultural Division's current organizational structure. Now, I am pleased to announce we've filled some of the open...

Still "Tis The Season" for Prescribed Burning

Winter and early spring are the most common times of the year for landowners to conduct prescribed (Rx) burns. Dormant warm-season grasses provide the fine fuel for most burns during these time...

Consulting Teams Begin Work in Specific Regions

Most of you are aware that the Agricultural Division provides consulting services to land managers in 47 counties in southern Oklahoma and north-central Texas. In the past, all four consulting teams...

Grasses of Southern Oklahoma and North Texas: A Pictorial Guide Now Available

Many of you have seen the Plant Image Gallery on the Noble Research Institute's Web site, and most News and Views readers have seen the notices about the "plant book" publication set to arrive this...

Shrink Can be Managed

The following information, from the //-->Noble Research Institute's cattle cycle booklet//-->, provides an easy way to increase profits in the cattle business. It is free additional profit for those...

Foundation Using Science, Technology to Improve Agriculture

A new era at the Noble Research Institute's Agricultural Division began on June 5, 2000. On that date, we approved a new strategic business plan for the Agricultural Division, and I wrote a...