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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...

Me as a Step-in Supervisor

When the goat farm supervisor takes a few days of vacation, Emily, the Noble-Watoto Scholar, steps in.

Some Surprises of Africa

I've been accumulating a list of things that have been eye opening to me here in Uganda.

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.