The primary goal of Noble Research Institute’s Small Grains Breeding Program is to develop small grains cultivars with increased grazing tolerance, winter hardiness, forage yield and forage quality to benefit livestock production.
Bermudagrass is a common warm-season perennial grass used in agriculture and for turf. Improving nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is a common target of bermudagrass breeding programs.
The certified seed tag is an assurance that the seed inside the bag is the variety stated and it has met the required standards for germination and purity by the inspecting agency.
Intentional beef producers will develop a winter feeding strategy and calving season that reduces the cost of winter feed.
In a commercial pecan orchard setting, it is important to have a spray schedule planned before the season starts. Chemicals can be a costly input into your operation; more planning up front will save you time and money during the season.
For most agricultural enterprises, success and long-term viability ultimately hinges on soil health.
Cool-season perennial grasses can improve seasonal forage, but successful establishment requires control of naturally reseeding ryegrass, rescuegrass and other winter annual weeds.
Trace mineral supplementation of cattle is important, but can be confusing. Turns out psychology and a full mineral tub help grazing cattle get their nutrition.
Avoid reproductive failures and produce healthy calves by making decisions that reduce the risk of subfertile bulls.