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2013 Archive

Social media offers ways to connect

In the last year, we've increased our social media presence to make the Noble Research Institute more accessible, filling numerous sites with our stories, information and findings, and seeking your feedback about topics important to you.

Tax legislation brings clarity for 2013

Many have been anxiously waiting to see what Congress would do with several of the tax laws which were set to expire.

A biosecurity plan can reduce losses from diseases

Infectious diseases cost cattle producers millions of dollars each year through decreased performance, treatment costs and death loss. While not all losses can be avoided, many can be prevented with a good biosecurity plan.

Top-dress strategies optimize winter forage yield

Depending on your crop rotation, most of your crop ground allocated to winter production could be either under winter pasture or winter canola.

Feed Efficiency and How It's Measured

A sustainable beef industry is a balanced equation with ranchers and farmers producing a wholesome product that meets consumer demands, ensures animal well-being, stewards agricultural resources and...

Switchgrass as a Dual-Purpose Grazing and Bioenergy Crop

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set U.S. renewable fuel standards requiring the production of 16 billion gallons of ethanol from cellulosic biomass feedstocks by 2022. Switchgrass...

A Little Dirt Never Hurt

Dirt, better known in agriculture as soil, is a structure held together by a network of roots and a media plants sustain life from. Last week, children from the Communities in Schools program learned more about agriculture through the eyes of a soil scientist.

Research yields findings for greenbrier control

Most ranchers are aware that greenbrier can be a problem in pastures and rangeland, and is hard to control. There are various ideas on how to control greenbrier.

Move coarse, volatile fuels away from firebreaks

Coarse and volatile fuels cause problems when located too close to firebreaks during prescribed burns. Coarse fuels are woody materials that burn for a relatively long time, such as brush piles, snags, logs or stumps.

Careful management aids drought survival

The majority of Oklahoma and Texas are currently in severe to extreme drought with northern Oklahoma and the Panhandle in exceptional drought. Things will get better; until then, producers will need to do an above average job of forage management.