1998 Archive

Noble Research Institute Agriculture Testing Services

A representative soil sample is of great economic benefit in crop and forage production. Applying a fertilizer or soil amendment that is not needed, excessive, or not enough to reach the intended yield goal is costly.

Prescribed Burning Glossary

While prescribed burning is recognized as a valuable tool by many land managers, many are unfamiliar with the vocabulary associated with it.

Deer Consciousness: Texas vs. Oklahoma

recently attended a conference on white-tailed deer genetics and management at Texas A&M University with several of our staff. I was simply surprised by an apparent disparity of opinion between landowners of Texas and Oklahoma over the issue of deer hunting.

The Concept of Operating Leverage

Like financial leverage, operating leverage magnifies results, making gains look better and losses look worse. Both operating and financial leverage increase risks because they make returns less predictable over time.

Before Planting Your Grain Sorghum

Planning and preparing a crop management plan, covering everything from hybrid selection to weed control, will lower risk while increasing overall production.

Space... the Final Frontier

Space is a valuable commodity. Ranchers today have to make the most of their acreage by using tools like rotational grazing with high stock densities, retained ownership, hunting leases, or maybe...

Water Quality for Livestock

Water is the nutrient required in the largest quantity for beef and dairy cattle. A beef cow can drink up to five percent of its body weight in water per day; a high-producing dairy cow, up to 20...

Hooping It Up: Observations from Two Years of Hoop House Vegetable Trials

As we initiate our third year of hoop house vegetable trials, now is an appropriate time to share some observations from the previous two years.

Wheat Management Decisions

While it's too early to tell whether this year will be "boom" or "bust," these management considerations might help preserve your yield potential if it turns into a bumper crop.

A Bunch of Bull

A common thread among cow-calf producers is that they need bulls. This may be the most critical decision made by cow/calf producers. How do you make this decision? I'll share with you some of the steps I use when making the bull purchase decision.