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2014 Archive

Google Drive provides producer record keeping, analysis

Records provide the knowledge necessary to make informed and objective decisions. This is why accurate, detailed and accessible records are such a vital part of any successful business, including agricultural production.

First annual youth hunt educates novice hunters

The Noble Research Institute hosted 16 youth and their guardians for the first annual youth doe hunt. The event was sponsored by Noble Academy, Walnut Bayou Deer Management Association and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

First hollow stem in wheat triggers grazing decision

If you use a dual-purpose wheat system of grazing and grain production, detection of the development of wheat's first hollow stem is critical to gauge when to remove cattle from grazing.

Hoop house horticulture creates many benefits

As we anticipate the start of another growing season, it is a good time to revisit the many benefits associated with hoop house crop production, including some that are under-appreciated.

NSF grant enhances Oklahoma research infrastructure

The Oklahoma economy is heavily dependent on the extraction and use of natural resources. Predictable and increasing services of energy, food, fiber, freshwater and clean air are needed to maintain a healthy society.

Buyer goals determine land purchase considerations

When purchasing agricultural land, it is essential to define the overall goal of the acquisition. Some people buy for quality-of-life reasons. Sometimes land is purchased as an investment. Others purchase to generate a profit from agricultural practices.

Duck abundance depends on impoundment traits

Characteristics and management of a pond or marsh influence its ability to attract migratory ducks.

Fertilizer rates affect bermudagrass varieties differently

There are many varieties of bermudagrass, and they respond to nitrogen fertilizer in different ways. A research study was conducted to see if fertilizer could be used more efficiently by fertilizing different varieties to their optimum response rate.

Northern cardinal fascinates birdwatchers year-round

The northern cardinal is found across the eastern half of the United States, even into extreme southeastern Canada and much of Mexico.

Eight steps aid successful native grass establishment

Native grass plantings are of increased interest to producers. The pros relative to introduced perennial pasture grasses are noteworthy.