2014 Archive

Alliance provides seed quality control

In 2012, the Alliance for Grassland Renewal was formed, in part to make sure that producers are getting what they pay for when purchasing nontoxic-endophyte-infected tall fescue varieties.

Scoring helps assess Bovine Respiratory Disease

The Bovine Respiratory Disease Symposium was held earlier this year in Denver, Colorado. Topics included discussion on current experiences, subclinical effects of BRD, and new research on identifying genetic markers that will hopefully aid in identifying susceptible cattle.

Monitoring thatch prevents fire creep

Fire creep in the context of prescribed burning can be defined as unnoticed smoldering of plant material that is thought to be extinguished. The buildup of thatch along the fireline can cause fire to "creep" across the firebreak, which can result in an escaped fire.

Cross Timbers management creates wildlife habitat

Understanding the habitat requirements for the animals you want to promote and manage is key to providing a good wildlife habitat.

Backyard composting saves landfill space

Backyard composting offers property owners a proven, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to landfilling organic wastes.

Seed Drill Calibration

Getting the correct amount of seed planted with a grain drill requires calibrating the drill before planting begins. Jim Johnson, Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultant, demonstrates step-by-step how to perform this calibration and the calculations required to determine accurate seed output.

White-tailed Deer Antler Score: A Pictorial Presentation

From a hunting and economic perspective, white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, is the most important wildlife species in the eastern half of the U.S. More landowners and hunters in this region...

Facts about Soil (infographic)

No civilization has outlived the usefulness of its soils. When the soil is destroyed, the nation is gone. Lloyd Noble

Ten Pin Revelations

If you ever meet Natalie Kirkwyland, you're going to feel better about life. Natalie's a living Roman candle, a pop of iridescent hope in an often bleak world.

It Wasn't Wild Onion

The plant identification skills of Mike Proctor, research associate, helped save a poisoning victim.

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