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Ag News and Views: January 2016

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Balanced fertilization program supports pecan growth

Fertilization is just one pecan management practice that helps maximize crop production and provides optimal tree maintenance. Proper fertilization encourages growth of shoots and leaves, which is essential for increasing crop load and decreasing tree stress.

'Employee' analogy aids replacement heifer selection

Replacement heifers are the hot topic at most rancher gatherings these days.

Leasing for waterfowl supports watershed conservation

Recreational leases have gained popularity in Texas and Oklahoma because they provide additional income and support land management goals.

New institute launched to help improve soil health

To ensure that soil continues to be a vital natural resource for generations to come, Noble Research Institute and Farm Foundation, NFP, announced the formation of the Soil Health Institute on Dec. 3, 2015.

Planning readies ranchers for farm economy downturn

The sky is not falling, but more challenging times are ahead.

Potential mob graziers should consider precautions

UHSD grazing is an approach to managing livestock on a land resource area that allows herd impact to be the catalyst for a beneficial outcome.