Noble News and Views: April 2019
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In 2018, the Choctaw Nation partnered with the Noble Research Institute as part of a national pilot program aimed at accelerating safe unmanned aircraft systems (drones) integration into the national airspace system. The partners are focused on rural and agricultural applications of drones
There are more than 200 insects that feed on the roots, wood, foliage and nuts of a pecan tree. Of these insects, 17 are nut feeders, with one of the most important nut-infesting insect pests being the pecan nut casebearer (Acrobasis nuxvorella Neunzig).
Auxins, which are naturally found in plants, trigger root formation. Scientists are testing ways to improve how auxins are absorbed and used by plant cells.
Though not always immediately evident, being intentional and consistent about keeping mineral in front of your cattle will benefit both your herd and your bottom line in the long run.
Since there is economic risk in applying fertilizer, we generally do not recommend applying fertilizer unless there is a significant advantage to doing so. Therefore, the general recommendation of not fertilizing native grass is correct in most instances.
High stock density grazing has intentional impacts on the soils, forages and ultimately livestock production. It implies there is active management occurring with the grazing livestock.
A chicken moat is an enclosure built around an area generally used for some form of fruit and vegetable production. The main purpose is to provide a barrier between your agriculture crops and predators, including insects, rabbits and deer.