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5 Protected Ag Technologies That Help Fruit, Vegetable Growers Face Harsh Weather

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.

Consider Economics of Spring vs. Fall Calving Season

Most cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains follow a spring calving season rather than a fall calving season. There are economic trade-offs in both scenarios.

Know the 3 Ways Seed Can Be Legally Protected Before You Save It

Producers should check all labels and agreements for restrictions before saving seed. Seed can be protected through the Plant Variety Protection Act, patents and contracts.

Seed Tags: What Is on Them?

A good crop starts with good seed. Much of the information producers need to know is on seed certification, analysis and treatment tags.

Using Traps as Part of Your Integrated Pest Management Plan

Find tips and resources for using traps to control pecan nut casebearer and hickory shuckworm in pecan orchards.

5 Reasons Why Soil Biology Matters on the Farm

Success and long-term viability for most agricultural enterprises ultimately hinges on the health of their soil. This is true for beef operations in the Southern Great Plains to row crop farms in the Midwest.

Great Challenges: How Noble Will Address Them for the Future of Agriculture

The Noble Research Institute’s mission is to deliver solutions to great agricultural challenges, which are significant threats to the viability of agriculture in the Southern Great Plains and beyond. Three focus challenges include economic uncertainty, soil health, and education and training.

How to Do a Perc Soil Test for Fruit and Pecan Production

A percolation (perc) test is a soil test used to determine the adsorption of water into the soil. The perc test is also very important in agriculture because soil drainage can affect production of crops, including fruits and pecans.

Top 5 Essentials of Heifer Development

It is important to properly develop heifers before the breeding season and to continue managing them during and after the calving season.

Planning for the Transfer of Your Estate

Making decisions concerning the transfer of assets in one’s estate is difficult and can be the most procrastinated activity for all of mankind.