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Proper livestock stocking rate supports operation, wildlife

Overgrazing can cause poor forage and livestock production, wildlife habitat loss, soil erosion and other problems.

Pregnancy checking provides management options

Checking cows for pregnancy is nothing new, yet its adoption rates are still incredibly low.

Cross pollination is essential for pecan production

Adequate pollinators within the pecan orchard are imperative for optimal production.

Incidental surveys yield wild turkey reproduction information

When collected over several years, surveys can provide valuable information for wild turkey management decisions.

Calf crop depends on bull management in breeding season

It is recommended to make time, daily if possible, to watch each bull in action during the breeding season.

Honey bees play essential role as crop pollinators

Although widely popular for their honey, the bee's greatest contribution to agriculture is as a crop pollinator.

Intuitive assessment aids stocking rate management

The intuitive approach to determining stocking rate adjustments uses producers' experience and historical information.

Scientific advancements provide pecan cultivar ID tools

A Noble Research Institute team has developed a DNA fingerprint for pecan that facilitates the identification of cultivars.

Grazing for wildlife, livestock involves many factors

Grazing management and wildlife management largely address plant community management with considerations involving interconnected, dynamic systems.

Fire characteristics affect prescribed burn success

Learning fire behavior will help burn managers predict potential impacts of a burn before it is conducted.