Ag News and Views: April 2005
During 2004, the Agricultural Division began increasing its interaction with agencies and other groups who are also connected with ag producers. The division plans to expand these activities in 2005.
Drift damage to alternative crops is a common occurrence in southern Oklahoma and north Texas, where herbicides are routinely applied to pastures and rangeland. With increased crop diversity, there is an accompanying increased risk of crop injury due to herbicide drift.
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are one of the most useful tools cow-calf producers have at their disposal, but they must understand what they are and how to correctly use them.
The number of fire ants seems to have increased noticeably in south central Oklahoma in the last couple of years, and the number calls and complaints the Noble Research Institute receives have skyrocketed.
The free Web-based Hunting and Recreational Lease Registry was developed to address the cost of advertising for landowners (and outfitters), to fully describe the landowner's services and to direct those looking for a lease.
Timing is very important in agriculture there are occasions where one week's difference in time of planting, harvesting or selling means the difference between a "good" year and a "bad" year.