2003 Archive

Think About Use Before Constructing Ponds

Many landowners are building and stocking new ponds, as well as re-stocking old ponds that dried up, with fish to increase water reserves and provide fisheries for family enjoyment or income. It's good to take time to consider all of the values that ponds have to offer before actually beginning the dirt work.

Submit Your Extraordinary Plants

Look for extraordinary plants in the landscape that have some of the following attributes: flowering length, color of bloom, trunk or bark coloration, drought tolerance, ease of propagation, annual growth per year, fall color, evergreen, plants that do not normally grow here, freeze tolerance, heat tolerance, salt tolerance or poor soil tolerance.

Start at the Beginning ... Conception

Regardless of how well you manage the herd during calving, suckling phase, weaning process, or beyond, conception rate is the primary factor in a successful cow/calf enterprise.

Generic vs. Name-brand Herbicides: Which Is Best for Your Operation?

Choosing the correct chemical for the job is essential, but keeping up with changing chemical brand names, especially with all the generics on the market today is a difficult chore.

Top Ten Forage-Related Items to Consider for 2003

Useful tips for forage producers and managers.

Coming Soon: Removable Top Hoop Houses

Removable top hoop house technology may increase the profitability of early and late season crop production.

Supply Side of Cattle Market Looks Good

Beef demand is high and cattle inventories declined in 2002 for the seventh straight year.

Think Before Applying Fertilizer

Some producers apply the same amount of fertilizer on all their land. Some fertilize their poorer quality soils more heavily. Others spend the majority of their fertilizer money on their best soils. What is the best strategy?

Ongoing Study Yields Further Developments on Aging White-Tailed Deer

A Noble Research Institute study has called into question the established techniques for placing adult deer into specific age categories.

A Weed Wiper is Good for You, Bad For Weeds

Many people are unfamiliar with wiper or wick applicators. The concept is simple. Herbicide solution is supplied to an absorbent surface. The herbicide soaked surface only contacts weeds taller than the crop. Chemical is transferred to the surface of the weeds as the applicator "wipes" over them.