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Ag News and Views: May 2016

Agriculture remains better positioned for future

The agriculture industry is much better positioned to weather the next few years than the industry was in the 1980s.

Fire characteristics affect prescribed burn success

Learning fire behavior will help burn managers predict potential impacts of a burn before it is conducted.

Grazing for wildlife, livestock involves many factors

Grazing management and wildlife management largely address plant community management with considerations involving interconnected, dynamic systems.

Policymakers, retailers influence production agriculture

The challenges the industry faces today are not as clear-cut as just producing more with less or keeping a few more records to broaden marketing opportunities.

Research shows economics of pasture conversion

Benefits of nativegrass mixtures on the Southern Great Plains have increased interest in effective methods of converting improved pastureland areas to nativegrass pastures.

Sprayer calibration promotes safe, effective pesticide use

Resources are available to help properly calibrate boom, boomless and air blast sprayers.