2000 Archive

How Much Does It Cost to Mow Weeds?

Have you ever stopped to think about what it costs to mow a pasture? Mowing is costly, and pastures that have weed problems this late in the growing season have no chance for optimum weed control.

Trellised Cucumbers - Another Promising Crop for Hoop House Production

The climatic requirement and growth characteristics of the cucumber plant combine to make it an ideal candidate for hoop house production.

The Future, Agriculture & You

Agricultural producers face an operational environment that literally changes daily. Farmers relying on production agriculture for their income are being forced to adopt an industrialized approach to stay in business.

Grazing Systems

Grazing systems employ the basics of grazing management to help producers accomplish their operational goals. Depending on what grazing system you choose, you may improve pasture conditions, increase forage use, or enhance livestock production.

At the Mercy of the Weather

A fertilization study was conducted on bermudagrass grown at the Noble Research Institute's Pasture Demonstration Farm. Our data shows a definite relationship between rainfall and forage production and suggests that rainfall received during the growing season is critical.

Understanding Tax Basis

The basis one has in capital assets affects how much tax he or she will owe. There can be substantial tax savings with proper planning.

Parasite Problems

We receive several summertime calls from fishermen asking about fish infested with parasites. Most often, they are concerned about identification of the parasite and the safety of eating parasite infected fish. The most frequently observed parasites are flukes (grubs) in the larval stage, commonly seen on largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and other fishes.

Same Ol' Song, Different Verse

The weather cycle has been unforgiving for several years throughout southern Oklahoma and northern Texas, with little rainfall from late spring through summer. Here are some suggestions to help you adjust your herd structure, letting you weather drought better.

Early Weaning is an Option

Above-average temperatures and low soil moisture have once again forced us to think about some drought management practices. Early weaning is one way to reduce the nutritional requirements of your cow herd and ultimately improve reproductive efficiency.

The Best Pecan Variety for the Site

When selecting the perfect pecan variety, you need to look farther than just the characteristics that are appealing when you eat pecans: large, plump, well-filled meats that are easy to shell. But you should look past these characteristics to the management structure: it may require a compromise.