Ag News and Views: January 2003
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has indicated an increase in late summer and early fall quail numbers. Does this signal a true increase in quail population or is it just a momentary upswing in the long decline of quail in Oklahoma?
Many hoop house tomato growers believe that larger transplants translate into earlier yields. The Noble Research Institute conducted a study to determine if that's really the case.
Eastern red cedar, which is native to Oklahoma, historically was controlled by fires. Since that isn't the case anymore, land that was once open prairie is covered with cedar and no longer provides grazing for livestock.
In winter, keeping warm is the largest part of a cow's maintenance requirement, and her energy needs in the face of a cold weather event depend on wind chill and if the front is wet or dry.
A well-designed experiment incorporates all possible ways of minimizing experimental error, because the ability to detect differences among treatments increases as the size of the experimental error decreases.