2005 Archive

Proper Management Ensures Good Quality Fisheries in Ponds

Successful sport fish management in ponds addresses the physical or structural attributes of a pond, water quality, plant community, fish stocking, fish harvest, monitoring and records.

Watch Your Bulls During the Breeding Season

Bulls need to be managed all year, but especially during the breeding season. Don't turn them out and forget them.

Hunting for a Good Lease? Check Out the Foundation's New Web Site

The free Web-based Hunting and Recreational Lease Registry was developed to address the cost of advertising for landowners (and outfitters), to fully describe the landowner's services and to direct those looking for a lease.

Now May Be the Time to Refinance

Timing is very important in agriculture there are occasions where one week's difference in time of planting, harvesting or selling means the difference between a "good" year and a "bad" year.

Ag Division to Increase Interaction With Other Ag Agencies, Agribusinesses

During 2004, the Agricultural Division began increasing its interaction with agencies and other groups who are also connected with ag producers. The division plans to expand these activities in 2005.

EPD Basics: What They Are and How to Use Them

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are one of the most useful tools cow-calf producers have at their disposal, but they must understand what they are and how to correctly use them.

Communication Can Help Reduce the Incidence of Herbicide Drift Damage to Alternative Crops

Drift damage to alternative crops is a common occurrence in southern Oklahoma and north Texas, where herbicides are routinely applied to pastures and rangeland. With increased crop diversity, there is an accompanying increased risk of crop injury due to herbicide drift.

Start Planning Now for Effective Bermudagrass Pasture Weed Control

Weeds reduce yields by competing with grass for available sunlight, nutrients and water; drive up costs by reducing fertilizer use efficiency and requiring additional inputs; reduce forage quality and palatability; lower nutrient content and could even be toxic. The question is, what are you going to do about it?

It's Time to Think About Warm-Season Grasses

It's time to prepare for your spring plantings, if you have not already done so. Here are some of my thoughts for you to ponder - some based on research, some on observation, some on experience and all open to discussion!

Ag Division's Web Site Full of New Information

A recent addition to is a Hunting and Recreational Lease Registry, which is a web-based listing service that we hope you find beneficial.