2011 Archive

The Economics of Hoop House Fruits and Vegetables

A hoop house is "a freestanding or gutter-connected covered structure, without heating or electrical power, using passive ventilation for air exchange and cooling, and an irrigation system for crop...

Honey Locust: Identification and Management

Honey locust (Gleditisia triacanthos L.) is a native tree species with a natural range that extends from central Pennsylvania to South Dakota to southeastern Texas to Alabama. At maturity, trees may...

Cattle Lice

Often, producers will let lice populations decline naturally as cattle shed their winter hair, but the major damage has already been done by then.

Increased Buck Survival Through Better Management

If you are willing to pass up a few bucks next year, you may begin to wonder what will happen to them during post-rut.

Maximizing the Efficacy of Glyphosate

In some areas of the U.S., we are seeing glyphosate-resistant weeds. One strategy to prevent herbicide-resistant weeds from developing is to get a good kill with all herbicides that are used.

The Efficiency of Beef Production

By my way of thinking, the most efficient food-producing animals for human consumption are herbivores. Herbivores are animals that are adapted to eat plants.

Using Value of Gain To Determine Calf Affordability

The price of calves finished 2010 on a strong note, and these increased prices have changed the value of gain. The value of gain is what the market pays for an additional pound of weight gained.

Improving Native Pecan Groves

Mother Nature has blessed several landowners in Oklahoma and Texas with a potential income enterprise. Native pecans are found along the rivers, streams and creeks in both states. On average, 35 million pounds of native pecans are harvested from both states.

Greenbrier: Identification and Management

Greenbrier (Smilax bona-nox L.) is a native woody vine or shrub. It is a member of the Smilacaceae, formerly Liliaceae, family which includes approximately 12 to 15 species in the Smilax genus. View...

Establishing Bermudagrass for Pastures and Hay Fields

A well prepared seedbed is critical to successfully establish bermudagrass from seed. A good seedbed should be firm, smooth, weed-free, and free of holes and ridges. View Publication