2015 Archive

New raised bed design accommodates more gardeners

The "Easy Access Raised Garden Bed" is user-friendly and easy on the pocket book.

Feeding nitrate-containing forage requires caution

Horses have a higher tolerance to nitrates than cattle, but extreme caution should be exercised when feeding it.

Planning, management promotes year-round grazing

Be flexible, proactive and have a mindset of year-long forage flow in addition to seasonal grazing.

Wetlands provide ecological and economic benefits

Wetlands are an important, yet often overlooked, resource as they provide several ecosystem service and provide habitat for several wildlife species.

The Noble Research Institute Easy Access Raised Garden Bed

This construction guide is the product of more than 20 years of designing and using various types of raised beds for both hobby and commercial gardening. In particular, this design is in response to...

Early management promotes healthy pasture

The spring growing season is at hand. Therefore, it is time to develop management plans for our warm season pastures.

Cattle transitioning to wheat require acclimation period

An observation that has been made when turning cattle out on lush wheat pastures is that a transition occurs in which cattle may only maintain or even lose weight for a period of time.

Proper management increases weed control success

A well-managed and properly stocked pasture should not need herbicides every year. A little time spent scouting may save you a lot of unnecessary time and money on spraying when your weed population is not high enough to justify it.

Restored turkey populations inhabit Southern Great Plains

Unregulated hunting and habitat loss reduced wild turkey numbers, almost to extinction, in some areas by the early 1900s. However, due to the efforts of wildlife agencies, the birds have recovered in most areas.

New crop insurance option protects producers

The USDA established the Rainfall Index Annual Forage Plan in May 2013. The program offers castrophic risk and/or buy-up coverage to producers who annually plant crops used for livestock feed.