2012 Archive

Control Thistles During Winter

When thistles bolt and begin to flower each spring, folks who want to control them call the Noble Research Institute. By the time they call, however, it is usually too late in the season. Once thistles become reproductive, they are much harder to control and may have already produced viable seed.

Shaping Up Pecans with Irrigation

Installation of an irrigation system is one of the most important steps in establishing a new pecan orchard. Water is critical to produce healthy trees capable of optimal fruit production.

Effect of Nitrogen Rate on Yield of Nine Warm-season Introduced Perennial Forage Varieties

When ranchers think about planting an introduced summer perennial forage variety, there are usually two questions. One is, "Do hybrid varieties that do well in research tests with heavy fertilization...

2012: Drought Recovery or Drought Persistence?

As I write this month's article, most producers are feeling more optimistic because we have had some rain and it has cooled off. The 100-plus degree days of the past summer are a bad memory.

Exploiting the Financial Fruits of Farm and Ranch Records

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to analyze your agricultural operation's economic performance. For those who maintained accurate operational production and financial records, the good news is that a great deal of valuable information can be gleaned from them.

Plan Stocking Rate Based on Rainfall

Even with the rains during the fall of 2011, much of Oklahoma and Texas is still under drought advisories. Long-term forecasts are not promising for abundant rainfall during the spring or summer of 2012.

Oklahoma and Texas Resources for Feral Hog Control

Winter is an excellent time to implement control of feral hogs. There are a few resources available for Oklahoma and Texas hunters and trappers.

Portable Poly Pipe High Tunnel Hoop House Construction Plans

The Noble Research Institute poly pipe hoop house was developed in response to the needs of growers for a low cost, portable structure. It is the product of three years of research and development...

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