What a Pesticide Label Tells You

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, outlines the important information to notice when considering a pesticide, including who can use the pesticide, its active ingredients, where and when it can be sprayed, what it controls or suppresses, and how to use it.

Consider Your Options: Graze-out vs. Harvesting Wheat

Economist Myriah Johnson offers advice to beef producers considering whether they should pull cattle off wheat pastures so grain can be harvested or leave the cattle through graze-out.

Financial Records Are Important to Operational Success

Keeping financial records for the farm or ranch can help a producer make operational decisions, like whether or not to replace the feed truck. Jason Bradley, agricultural economics consultant, points out the value of keeping your pencil sharp.

Texoma Cattlemen's Conference Moved to June, Field Day Added

The Noble Research Institute will host the 2018 Texoma Cattlemen's Conference on June 15. A field day will be offered the day before. The annual conference provides producers with updates on the latest beef cattle production and land management research.

Plan on Pruning Your Fruit Trees

Will Chaney, senior research association, discusses when and why you should prune fruit trees as well as different ways to train tree branch growth.

How to Control Winter Weeds in Summer Pastures

Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant, reviews ways to control cool-season weeds, including ryegrass, thistles and henbit, in perennial warm-season pastures.

Prussic Acid, Nitrate Poisoning and Grass Tetany in Beef Cattle

Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant, offers a comprehensive summary of data on prussic acid, nitrate poisoning and grass tetany to aid beef cattle producers in health management and herd protection.

Bermudagrass as a Forage and Hay Crop in the Southern Great Plains

Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant, presents a thorough overview of bermudagrass, a warm-season perennial grass, including recommendations for its establishment and management as a forage and hay crop.


A resurging interest in cover crops raises a new set of practical questions from farmers looking to improve soil health.

Miracles and Magnolias

No one expected Kevin Newton to live after a tragic automobile accident. But he defied all odds – with the strength, encouragement, and prayers of his family and friends.