2001 Archive

Find, Hire the Best

Personnel are the most important asset of the farm or ranch business and should be viewed as investments, not expenses. Finding and hiring competent employees can be a long and arduous process, but it's extremely rewarding.

Plant Identification: Is It Worth the Effort?

For natural resource managers to be successful, plant identification is a must.

Mind Your P's and K's

Most fertilization articles you read discuss nitrogen management. But what about the importance of phosphorus and potassium fertilization?

Mind Your Own Business

Cow-calf production is a business. Continued success depends on sound business decisions based on accurate and appropriate information.

Research Update

In early April, our field research really begins to accelerate. A progress report on some of the research projects.

The Early Bird May Not Be the Bird for You

One of the reasons people fail to attract martins is improper housing location. Timing is a critical component of attracting martins. Competition from other species greatly discourages martins from taking up residency.

From the Farm: April, 2001

Costs of treating sick cattle have always been a concern for producers. At the Noble Research Institute Pasture Demonstration Farm, we have been using a relatively new implant device from Ballistic Technologies that can shoot an antibiotic bullet into cattle from fifty feet away.

Why Are Nitrogen Prices So High?

Nitrogen fertilizer prices have been high for several months now. In some cases, the price has gone up 50 percent or more. Why is it increasing?

Spring Clean Your Breeding Program

Spring is in the air, and hopefully green-up on native and introduced pasture is occurring and your winter forage is adequate until summer pastures are ready to graze. However, there are a few spring-cleaning issues that you may want to consider for your livestock operation.

Gardening: A Healthy Activity

While surfing the Web recently in an effort to keep up to date on new gardening sites, I came across one that made the following offer: "Swap your Thighmaster for something useful - a free book on...