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Ag News and Views: May 2010

Annual Ryegrass – A Double-edged Sword

Annual ryegrass is a cool-season grass that originated in southern Europe. It is sometimes called Italian ryegrass.

Basic AG: Foundational Knowledge for New Producers

The Noble Research Institute's Basic AG series is an educational program designed to benefit those new to agriculture. The events provide practical, foundational knowledge that can be used in everyday operations.

Hay Quality Impacted by Five Factors

Of all the feedstuffs livestock consume, hay is probably one of the most variable in terms of quality. What are the factors affecting the quality of hay?

Increasing the Average Size of Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass is the most popular fish in south-central Oklahoma and north-central Texas private impoundments. In this area, more landowners manage for and more fishermen fish for largemouth bass than any other species in private impoundments.

Potassium in Pastures and Hay Fields

Potassium (K) is an essential element in plants and is considered one of the three macronutrients, along with nitrogen and phosphorus. Its relative amount is analyzed and reported in almost all...

The Economics of N-fixing Legumes in Bermudagrass Pastures

Grazing bermudagrass pastures with stocker cattle is an important activity within 100 miles of Ardmore, Okla. Synthetic nitrogen (N) is commonly used by producers to supply the N requirements of their pastures.