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Ag News and Views: September 2003

Ag Division Has New R&D Projects Underway: Part II

This is the second installment covering new research and demonstration projects started this year.

Below the Surface: Some Facts About Soil Compaction

Soil compaction - which occurs when soil particles are pressed together, reducing pore space between particles and pushing out air - can be a serious problem for agricultural producers.

Biotechnology Has Potential For Forage Improvement

Plant biotechnology is an extension of traditional plant breeding with one very important difference modern plant biotechnology allows for the transfer of a greater variety of genetic information in a more precise, controlled manner.

Is the Hunting Industry Missing the Point?

Wildlife management, particularly white-tailed deer management, is becoming more and more commercialized, but little attention is given to the basics of deer habitat management because it can't be put in a bag or can and sold for a profit.

Plan Replacement Female Purchases

For many different reasons, producers often purchase rather than raise their replacement females.

To Know Risk is to Know Profit ... No Risk = No Profit

Preparing a risk management plan each year will allow you to review the risks associated with your farm or ranch.

Understanding Germination May Be Key in Figuring Out Why A Crop Fails

One of the most challenging and frustrating problems agricultural producers face is to figure out what happened to a planted crop that failed to come up.