Ag News and Views: October 2004
This report includes a production update for 2004 of two current bermudagrass variety trials on the Ardmore Headquarters Farm.
In May 2004, we concluded the second year of the Noble Research Institute's hoop house strawberry trial, the objective of which is to evaluate the performance of commercial strawberry varieties grown in the growth-enhancing environment of a hoop house.
Drought is a dirty word around these parts. A project between the Noble Research Institute and Texas A&M University hopes to help regional producers with a system to forecast probable forage growth conditions up to 90 days in the future.
All venison is not equal. Venison can be consistently excellent table fare, or, with poor handling and preparation, can be about the quality of a boot sole.
While the computer's use as a financial record-keeping tool will continue to be my emphasis, there are other opportunities for the use of the computer, particularly through the Internet.
There are two ways to measure the value of a soil test - one way is to look at the cost of lost production from inefficient fertilizer use, and another is to look at potential cost savings if over-fertilization is stopped.