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Ag News and Views: November 1997

Cattle as Quail Managers

In my opinion, cattle are the most powerful quail managers in Oklahoma, for two reasons. The first is because it is difficult to successfully produce bobwhites without them. Quail cannot thrive in rank grassland. The second reason is because so many land management decisions are made exclusively with cattle in mind.

Determining Cost of Gain

It is important to know what it costs to put on additional pounds and what the market is paying for the additional pounds.

Dung Beetles

Dung Beetles are biological control agents for horn flies and intestinal parasites. They destroy the habitat for other insects and internal parasites to complete their life cycle.

Hoop House Pepper Study

Hoop House Pepper Study. Encouraged by the results of several hoop house tomato yield trials during 1996, we decided to take a close look at another promising hoop house crop - bell pepper.

New Staff Members

There has been a great deal of activity here at the Noble Research Institute in recent weeks and months. By the time you get this we will have just completed our field day at the Red River...

Soil Management Notes

Our Soil Fertility and Crop Specialists recently attended a meeting where folks from university extension and research departments and industry discussed current issues related to agricultural production. I decided to use this space to relay some of the major discussion points.