Producing plant cultivars is like releasing a new technology. Technology changes with the times and allows us to purchase the latest computer or smartphone. New varieties of plants (called "cultivars") are much the same - always changing.
Spring is the season when most begin thinking about controlling weeds and other pests. Producers who choose to control pests with chemicals are faced with deciding whether to hire a commercial custom applicator or to self-apply pesticides to their own property or crops.
By the beginning of April, most cow-calf producers in the Southern Great Plains are a few weeks away from the start of the breeding season and are wrapping up routine preparation of bulls before turn-out.
A Janaury report total on all cattle and calves at 89.3 million head - the lowest reported number in over 60 years - the industry is very short on calf supply. What kinds of challenges and opportunities does this bring to producers trying to decide whether or not to be in the cattle business?
Proper fertilization can decrease stress and improve the health and development of trees. Annual application of nitrogen and adequate levels of phosphorus have been shown to help reduce alternate bearing in pecan trees.