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2012 Archive

Bermudagrass recovery requires managing ryegrass

This article provides management guidelines to benefit from ryegrass while encouraging bermudagrass recovery. While the focus is on ryegrass in bermudagrass, the same principles apply to other cool-season annuals in other warm-season perennial grasses.

Simple steps add value to calves

Pick up any livestock-related publication these days and you'll probably find an article on adding value to your calf crop.

Expiring tax provisions affect producers

Agricultural producers make decisions each day using assumptions that are based on uncertainties - things like weather, prices and government regulations. This article discusses a few of the expiring tax provisions that are most important to producers.

VLSA helps measure effect of fire on Eastern red-cedar

Eastern red-cedar is a coniferous evergreen tree species that is native to the southeastern United States. However, over the last several decades, this tree has invaded ecological sites where it didn't previously occur, primarily due to fire suppression.

Guar beans can serve as alternative crop

Guar is a drought-tolerant legume that was introduced into the United States from India in 1903. Guar (Hindi for "cow food") is an upright, coarse-growing summer annual legume known for its drought tolerance once established.

Online weather resources aid prescribed burns

One of the most important parts of planning and implementing a prescribed burn is weather prediction. Weather prediction resources are available to help us make informed decisions about both fire and smoke behavior before we conduct prescribed burns.

Adding Value to the Calf Crop

Profitable beef cattle operations are characterized by management decisions that take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. In the cow-calf segment of the beef industry, many proven...

Eastern Persimmon: Identification and Management in Pastures and Rangeland

Eastern persimmon (Diospyros virginiana L.) is a native tree species also known as common persimmon, possumwood, American ebony, white ebony and butterwood. It has a natural range that extends from...

Weed Management in Pecans

An effective weed management program is a necessary part of any pecan production enterprise. Weeds compete with pecans for water and nutrients, and may have allelopathic effects on pecan growth....

2012 Cattle Cycle Book

A cattle cycle exists because of the accumulation and liquidation of cattle inventory. Accumulation is a period of increasing cattle numbers, while liquidation is a period of decreasing cattle...