2005 Archive

How Do You Stay in the Upper "Range" of Things?

Many areas of north Texas and southern Oklahoma rangeland have improved dramatically in terms of species composition and forage production. What can we do to keep it that way?

Ryegrass: It's Not a Weed Anymore

In light of the recent increased enforcement of the Plant Variety Protection Act, farmers and ranchers need options for affordably producing winter pasture for stocker cattle. One option is ryegrass.

Operating Costs of ATVs Vary Widely

The Noble Research Institute now has four years of data on the its fleet of ATVs. Here's a look at what it costs to operate these units.

Study Examines Reproductive Success in Female White-Tailed Deer

Through its collaborative efforts with Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University, the Noble Research Institute is beginning to look at the female side of reproductive success in white-tailed deer. Results are preliminary, but very interesting.

Invest Time in Buying Good Hay

There are many advantages to buying hay, but one of the drawbacks is finding hay that meets your expectations of quality - here are a few hints to assure that the hay you buy is a good value.

Phosphorus Levels Can Affect Nitrogen's Impact on Forage Production

A lack of phosphorus in the soil directly affects forage production.

Fertilization, Mowing Critical to Turfgrass Health

Fertilization and attention to mowing technique are keys to a healthy lawn.

Even With Record Cattle Prices, Value of Gain is Key

Even when cattle prices are at high levels, producers should consider the value of gain when making marketing decisions.

Nonresident Fellows Program: A Point of Excellence

The Agricultural Division's nonresident fellows program, finalized in fall 2002, solicits independent, critical review of our programs, processes and procedures.

Nitrogen-Rich Strips - A New Way to Determine N Fertilizer Requirements

One method to determine nitrogen fertilizer requirements uses nitrogen-rich strips to supplement the use of yield goals as a basis for making fertilizer recommendations.