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The Benefits of Summer Interns

We have many ongoing programs at the Noble Research Institute that are so familiar to us that we assume everyone else knows about them. I often wonder how much of our daily activity is known by...

Deciding When to Cull Cows

Deciding when to cull cows from the herd and what time of the year to sell a cull cow can have a large impact on the profitability of your cow-calf enterprise. In many instances there just simply...

Cooperator Demographics

Forage Biotechnology Group. In a previous article, I described our plans to establish a team of scientists and support staff to try to enhance forage resources for Southern Oklahoma and Northern...

Soil Aeration

Soil aeration is a common topic in most pasture management discussions. Quickly, testimonials will surface for both sides of the aeration issue. Since there is very little data to support either...

Winter Feeding

Like it or not, that time is upon us! One thing we should remember during this difficult time in the cattle production cycle - nutritional needs of cattle have not changed even though the economic...

New Cooperator Orientation Program

Recently, with a large influx of people requesting Noble Research Institute assistance, we have piloted a new cooperator orientation program to help new cooperators better understand our abilities...

To Fertilize and Spray For Weed Control, Or Not To, That Is The Question

Many years ago Gary Simmons, then a NF Soil Fertility Specialist, reported some relative yields from common bermudagrass with weed control and nitrogen (N) application (Table 1). Later we did a more...

Nitrate Poisoning

By now, we are all very aware of the effect of drought on available forage and hay in the southwest. There are other hidden effects that may not be felt until next winter. One of these is increased...

The Establishment of Food Plots

The establishment of food plots for whitetailed deer is a common practice for many enthusiastic hunters and managers. Most of these food plots consist of cool season plantings targeted at attracting...

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