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Ag News and Views: May 2006

Fertilizer Economics 101: Can You Afford to Fertilize?

As the current cattle cycle enters its second year, the outlook for cattle prices is in direct contrast to the outlook for energy costs. The higher costs/lower revenue squeeze will emphasize the need for efficient use of all inputs - especially fuel and fertilizer.

Is It Time to 'Ramp Up' Your Cattle Management?

These recommendations help commercial cow-calf producers make better decisions internally and produce a more consistent, desirable product.

Sericea Lespedeza - The 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' of Plants?

Sericea lespedeza is a native of eastern Asia and can trace its roots in the United States back to 1896, when it was first planted by the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station.

Technology is Working For Wildlife

Have you ever wondered how wildlife biologists know some of the information they do? These questions and many more have been addressed using radiotelemetry, a powerful tool wildlife biologists began using in the 1970s.

To Combat Effects of Drought on Bermudagrass, Fertility and Weed Control are Key

Weed control is going to be critical this spring following the drought. Bermudagrass has suffered greatly since last fall, and, with its lack of vigor, weeds will be competitive this spring.

What Goes Around, Comes Around

The federal government is interested in finding alternative sources of fuel to reduce the United States' dependence on imported oil. The Noble Research Institute today is widely recognized as an institution in a unique position to contribute to switchgrass research and its development into a viable energy crop.