2004 Archive

Plant Variety Protection Law Enforcement Stepped Up: What Can You Do?

What does the plant variety protection (PVP) and seed law mean to you? It means it is not legal to buy, sell or trade a PVP-protected variety or plant it without the proper paperwork.

Be Prepared for Pecan Nut Casebearers

The pecan nut casebearer (PNC) is the next management hurdle for pecan producers.

Arbuckle Restoration Project Forming in Carter, Johnston, Murray Counties

The continued spread of red cedar is a serious threat to our state's natural resources and, therefore, our economy. Prescribed fire is usually the most efficient way to prevent and remove red cedar. The Arbuckle Restoration Association is being organized so landowners and other concerned people can address such issues in Carter, Johnston and Murray counties in Oklahoma.

Don't Rely on Weather Predictions in 2004 - Use These Strategies Instead

I've thrown my crystal ball away for good and vowed never to predict the weather again - but I will share with you my five weather-related strategies for 2004.

A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way in Buying the "Right" Bull

Purchasing the "right" bull can be simple - if you make a plan before the sale and stick to it once you're there.

Producers Can Reduce Costs

I believe management factors have a more significant impact on yields and beef production today than does the weather.

Barrier Offers Relief From Beaver-Created Flooding

A cost-effective, easily portable barrier that prevents drainage cuts in beaver dams from being repaired could offer temporary relief from beaver-created floodwater.

Consider These Items Before Spraying

Spring has arrived, and many ranchers' thoughts turn to killing weeds. Before you hook up the trusty (or in some cases, rusty) sprayer and give 'er a go, think about the these things.

A Raised Bed Designed With Your Back In Mind

At the Noble Research Institute, we've researched and demonstrated the benefits of using permanent raised beds in both commercial and hobby gardening, and recent efforts have focused on the development of a relatively inexpensive high-profile raised bed.

Noble Research Institute Cooperators' Perceptions

In September 2003, the Noble Research Institute Agricultural Division mailed questionnaires to 874 registered cooperators to assess their satisfaction with their consultation experience. Forty-five...