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Ag News and Views: October 2002

And Now ... The Top Ten Winter Stocker Management Tips

These hints can help stocker operators have a more productive winter.

Control Pecan Depredation by Hunting Crows

Crows are a huge threat to pecan production, especially improved pecans. Here are some guidelines that should be followed before you can successfully control pecan depredation by hunting crows.

Drought, Economy Have Affected Cattle Cycle

The cattle cycle has been extended due to three to four years of drought and the overall economy since 9/11/01. What does this mean for cattle producers?

Here's A New Kind of 'B.S.' Degree

Cattle producers have used consistency of manure to make pasture rotation decisions for years - here's an explanation of how to estimate forage quality based on manure consistency.

Profit or Loss

Tax information does not measure the profitability or financial position of a business. How does a producer document an operation's true financial performance?

Stand Establishment, Soil Fertility, Pest Management Key to Productive Alfalfa

Proper management of alfalfa is essential not only for sustaining high-level forage production, but for stand longevity.

What Is White-Tailed Deer Habitat?

Quality deer habitat includes a mixture of trees, shrubs, vines, forbs, grasses and other plants such as fungi and sedges. Certain plants within each of these categories benefit deer more than others.