Bluegill are an important species when it comes to fisheries management. Bluegill provide an excellent forage for bass due to their ability to reproduce at incredible rates. During one summer, a female bluegill can spawn three times releasing 2,300 to 81,100 eggs per spawn.
Who owns the water? In both Oklahoma and Texas, surface water (streams, creeks and rivers) is the property of the state. The use of this water requires a water permit. With a permit, water can be used for irrigation on a use-it or lose-it rule.
To determine if you are working your pastures hard or smart, consider your pasture and grazing plan. What was your plan this spring?
There has been substantial discussion and debate among lawmakers about the implementation of a cap-and-trade policy as a means to mitigate the level of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
When trying to manage an impoundment to be a productive sport fishery, water quality is one of the most important considerations.
There are many thoughts regarding how much nitrogen is lost from applying urea on pastures and hay fields. If applied incorrectly, up to 40 percent of the nitrogen applied as urea can be vaporized and lost as a gas.
One of the diseases you don't want your bull to get, let alone to bring home to your cows, is Trichomoniasis.
An increasing number of beef cattle producers have expressed an interest in understanding more about the emerging market surrounding naturally produced beef.
Precipitation drives pasture improvement, so if you improve the condition of your pastures and rangelands when it does rain, it will help you get through those times when it doesn't. One method of pasture improvement is to provide growing season rest.
As Wadell Altom mentioned last month in his Ag News and Views article, his retirement as Agricultural Division Director was effective April 1, 2009. He is now spending time traveling and enjoying his...