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2014 Archive

Herbicides control sandbur infestation

I've had more calls on sandbur control in 2014 than I can ever remember. While it is obviously too late to do anything about them this year, plans can be made for next year.

Proven strategies bring cow herd rebuilding success

Many cattle seminars across the Southern Great Plains have offered sound advice about replacement female development and selection. A significant number of producers are strongly considering, if not...

Blackberry: Identification and Management in Pasture and Rangeland

Blackberry (Rubus sp.) are native (usually) woody shrubs or brambles. They are members of the Rosaceae, or rose family, which includes over 600 species and developed varieties of blackberries,...

Pecan Tree Grafting: Four- flap (Banana) Graft, "American Method"

Dr. Charles Rohla, pecan researcher at Noble Research Institute, demonstrates a four-flap (or "banana") graft on a pecan tree seedling.

Pecan Grafting: Texas Inlay Bark Graft, "American Method"

Dr. Charles Rohla, pecan researcher at Noble Research Institute, demonstrates a Texas inlay bark graft on a pecan tree seedling.

How to Take a Soil Sample

Why do you need to take a soil sample? How do you take a good soil sample? How often do you need to sample?

Pecan alternate bearing challenges production

Pecan trees exhibit a strong tendency to produce a heavy crop one year, followed by one or more years of little to no production. This may best be characterized as alternate bearing with irregular symmetry.

Early deer harvest assists population management

As part of most management programs, doe harvest is an important component that needs just as much attention as trophy bucks.

Grazing management benefits cattle and deer

Grazing lands provide forage for livestock, habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities such as hunting. The assessed value of a ranch based on aesthetics and wildlife habitat or its recreational opportunities can often exceed the property's agricultural value.

Noble Research Institute releases mobile recordkeeping app

The Noble Research Institute recently released a mobile recordkeeping app that provides 4-H and FFA students with the ability to capture data for competition. While the app was designed for students, it can be used by anyone to maintain individual livestock records.