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Ag News and Views: February 2005

Ag Division's Research and Demonstration Projects Support Consulting

While demonstration will continue to be a meaningful portion of our effort, the primary area of emphasis will be to design, implement, analyze and report results for research projects primarily originating from issues the Ag Division consultants encounter while working with cooperators.

Bobwhite Habitat Should be Managed Through Proper Grazing, Burning or Rest

Many landowners in the Noble Research Institute's service area want to have bobwhites on their properties and frequently ask us about ways to increase bobwhite abundance. Land management tools such as grazing, burning and rest can improve or harm bobwhite habitat, depending upon how they are applied and the situation where they are applied.

Consider These Factors When Deciding on a Feedyard

The following are items that need to be compared and examined when selecting a feedyard: location, reputation, appearance, feed system, management, costs, financing and selling.

Explore Forage Alternatives in Southern Plains Pecan Orchards

In contrast to pecan production in the southwest, most of the pecan orchards in this region also consist of a base forage, giving producers the benefit of having multiple enterprises.

It's Time to Top-dress Winter Pasture

February is typically the time when top-dress applications of N are made to small grains for graze out or for grain harvest.

Make the Upcoming National ID System Work for You

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that a national animal identification system is coming in the near future. There are several issues to think about related to a national ID system.

The Pros and Cons of Backyard Pecan Production

The concept of growing a tree big enough to provide shade and produce delicious nuts is very appealing to homeowners. However, there are several challenges associated with growing pecan trees in an urban setting.