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2015 Archive

Summer weed management promotes healthy pastures

If early-season weeds are not controlled, they will compete with desirable forages for space, nutrients, moisture and sunlight.

Pond dam repair offers opportunity to improve design

Improving spillway design can help reduce or eliminate future problems.

Online tool makes grazing record-keeping more productive

Keeping grazing records to make management decisions is essential in a grazing management operation.

Cost management keeps cow-calf production profitable

What cow-calf producers should do to operate now while planning ahead for lower calf prices.

Hay-buying tips help producers select best value

The haying situation this spring and early summer has been a little different than usual due to the prolonged and widespread rains.

Desert

As I watched this ballet of wind and water elementals I thought quietly to myself—actually I had to scream-think it because of the noise of the maelstrom – "Boy, was this Iowa boy ever ignorant. How could I ever have thought that this place was a desert?"

Rain is not always a good thing

Before I left home to head to Ardmore, I was told numerous times that I needed a boat in order to get around. I didn’t take much heed to this advice, though I almost needed to.

Sharing agricultural science with Ugandan students

Our very last day up north was spent at a childrens home called Otino Waa. We got the opportunity to teach a science class to a group of students there.

Journey to Nobility

I’m now looking forward to this coming summer in Ardmore with the Noble Research Institute. I can’t wait to unveil the mysteries of science with my fellow scholars and lab members.  

Becoming a Scientist

This summer, I hope to complete a project that contributes to a larger goal of improving how farmers around the world are able to grow their crops.