2009 Archive

Forage Yields from 2008-2009 Small Grains Variety Trial

The small grains variety testing program which includes oats, rye, triticale and wheat is designed to provide up-to-date performance information to producers in Oklahoma and Texas about varieties...

Estate Tax Dilemma

Many Americans have experienced considerable fluctuation in their net worth during recent months. People who had invested in stocks through 401k accounts or IRAs watched values melt away during much of 2008 and early 2009.

Summer-dormant Tall Fescue Has Potential

Precipitation and heat are major limitations to the adaptation of tall fescue west of I-35. Tall fescue is a cool-season perennial forage that generally needs a minimum of 32-36 inches of annual rainfall for production and persistence.

Five Steps to Get the Most From Your Soil Samples

Soil testing is the basis of a sound fertilizer program; however, it is important to understand that the decisions made as a result of soil tests are only as good as the samples themselves.

One Buck Limit

Isn't it time for white-tailed deer hunters to progress to the next level? I believe deer hunters can evolve and progress like most largemouth bass fishermen evolved and progressed.

Grazing Alfalfa

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has probably been grazed for as many years as it has been planted. However, most of the grazing has been done as a minor component of a hay production system and not as a...

Crop Rotation and Alternatives to Wheat

In the Noble Research Institute service area within 100 miles of Ardmore, Okla., a lot of wheat is grown. Is this simply because wheat is what we grew last year, and the year before and the year before that?

Determining Farm Profitability

Many agricultural operations fail to determine if they are making a profit. Some think that spending money to create taxable losses to offset non-farm income is a good idea.

Fertilize for Optimum Economic Yields

With the variability of fertilizer prices, it is essential that fertilization schedules be updated and in harmony with optimal economic yield.

Supplement Conversion Ratio

Most cattle producers are familiar with the term "feed conversion." It is simply the amount of feed an animal consumes as compared to the amount of body weight gained, expressed as a ratio.
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