1996 Archive

Nitrate Poisoning

By now, we are all very aware of the effect of drought on available forage and hay in the southwest. There are other hidden effects that may not be felt until next winter. One of these is increased...

The Establishment of Food Plots

The establishment of food plots for whitetailed deer is a common practice for many enthusiastic hunters and managers. Most of these food plots consist of cool season plantings targeted at attracting...

Developing Heifers - Keys to Success

Often times cow-calf producers have a difficult time incorporating replacement heifers into the cow herd with a high degree of success.

Cool Season Legume Establishment

Often legume seed are planted into perennial grasses without thought to the management needs of the legume being planted. We have a tendency to manage grass to its fullest potential with external inputs that are contrary to the management needs of the legume.

Green Fireguards

A green fireguard can be a useful alternative to a bare soil fireguard or other types of fireguards. A green fireguard is managed to promote green vegetation and to minimize mulch.

Forage Fertilization Considerations

Fertilizer application decisions are just one part of the total management required to operate the farm or ranch utilizing good business principles. As you estimate total forage needs and how to provide them at the least cost, all options should be considered.

Understanding the Mexican Cattle Industry

Why have Mexican cattle been attractive to United States cattlemen? There could be several answers to this question. However, I think the two most popular answers are that Mexican calves are generally thin and healthy.

Two Story Agriculture - Pecans and Livestock

For decades, combined income from this 'double' use of the land has been known to make crucial land payments, buy school clothes, and shoo the bad wolf from the back door. As with any successful marriage, concessions and compromises between the two enterprises are occasionally necessary.

Forage Yields of Small Grains in Noble Research Institute Tests, 1995-96

Small grain varieties were again evaluated for forage production during the 1995-96 season at the Ardmore Headquarters farm and the Red River Demonstration and Research farm near Burneyville.

Controlled Burning

Controlled burning is an important and effective tool for land management. This article addresses some of the responsibilities that go along with burning.