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Ag News and Views: November 2002

Fitting Noble Research Institute Recommendations to USDA Guidelines

The various United States Department of Agriculture programs impacting land managers are creating a large volume of work for USDA agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)....

Foundation Changes Soil Testing Methods

The Noble Research Institute is changing the method used to measure phosphorus content in its soil tests.

How Does Your Herd Measure Up?

Evaluating a cowherd's performance calls for more than weaning weight numbers - this article can help producers tally other numbers to keep in mind and also gives national averages to compare against.

Promotional Programs Present Proven Plants

Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University both have programs to test and promote plants that are superior performers in the Texas and Oklahoma climates, and the programs' recommendations can help gardeners choose plants that will thrive in their area.

RHD Method Can Help Producers Assess Fall Forage Supplies

The reserve herd day (RHD) calculation method gives an accurate estimate of how much forage is available in a certain pasture and how long it will last.

The 'Nuts' and Bolts of Retained Ownership

Retained ownership is a concept that goes beyond cattle the Noble Research Institute retained ownership of pecans harvested last year and obtained higher prices because of it.

Use These Strategies to Increase Doe Harvest

Increased doe harvest is a goal shared by many deer managers - use these methods to reach that goal.