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Ag News and Views: May 2017

Aquatic Plant Spotlight: Longleaf Pondweed

Longleaf pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus) is a native, perennial aquatic plant common to the Southern Great Plains. It is rooted and typically does not grow in water more than about 5 feet deep. It has...

Grass Carp Is an Option to Control Aquatic Plants

Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is native to eastern Asia and has been introduced to North America for controlling aquatic plants in impoundments. With unlimited food, it can grow relatively...

Options for Controlling Pests Organically

Planting season is upon us, and it is time for growers to determine which pesticide management program best meets their needs. The trend for organic pest control has been increasing steadily over the...

Program Recognizes Young Producers of High Quality Beef

The Noble Research Institute Junior Beef Excellence Program recognizes 4-H and FFA members for their ability to raise steers that yield high quality beef. Participants exhibit their steers at local...

Toxicants for Feral Hogs: Silver Bullet or Short Fuse?

During the last 30 years, new techniques and modifications to existing ones have continued in an effort to find a silver bullet to control feral hogs. Many landowners who repeatedly incur costly...

Watch Out for the Pecan Nut Casebearer

Pecan nut casebearer (PNC) is found throughout our pecan growing region and can be economically devastating to pecan producers. There are two to four generations of PNC per year with a new generation...