2000 Archive

Bigger Buck for Your Bang

Conversations around deer camp inevitably get around to management practices designed to increase the antler size of white-tailed bucks. Discussion usually includes the latest clover seed guaranteed...

Fruits of Our Labor

The Noble Research Institute demonstration orchard was planted in 1995 with trees added in 1996 and 1997. In 2000, the first time the trees had significant yields, we have been enjoying the fruits of our labor.

Choosing a Nitrogen Source for Fall - Topdressing Small Grain

If you want fall-early winter small-grain forage production, you can choose the nitrogen source for topdressing fall small-grain pasture by cost, availability and convenience.

The Value of Woody Plants

Clearing brush or timber when woody plants are not overabundant often decreases land value and income potential.

Cause and Effect

Agricultural producers are confronted with persistent production problems that cost much time and money. We often attack symptoms and never get to the nitty-gritty of the land resource management that's causing the problem.

Saving for a Rainy Day

We can't control the amount or timing of rain. But, by managing the land, we can capture as much as possible to grow grass and recharge ground water when it does rain.

New Demand for Beef Creates a Niche for New Products

For the first time in twenty years, we have seen an increase in beef demand, as measured by a combination of increased beef consumption and consumer spending. New product development helps revitalize beef demand in the long run.

Using Goats for Vegetation Management

Many cattle producers spend a large amount of money each year to control undesired plants. Enter goats.

Ten Years of Prescribed Fire on a Cross Timbers Woodland Community

Prescribed fire is often recommended as a tool to open up or thin woody vegetation typical of the Cross Timbers. More open timber may increase plant diversity for wildlife and forage for cattle. This article presents the results of ten years of prescribed fire on woody vegetation.


Neotropical migrants are a group of birds that live, breed, and nest in North America during spring and summer and migrate to and live in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Islands during the fall and winter. There are approximately 60 species of neotropical migrants that nest in Oklahoma.