Articles

2016 Archive

Grazing for wildlife, livestock involves many factors

Grazing management and wildlife management largely address plant community management with considerations involving interconnected, dynamic systems.

Fire characteristics affect prescribed burn success

Learning fire behavior will help burn managers predict potential impacts of a burn before it is conducted.

Sprayer calibration promotes safe, effective pesticide use

Resources are available to help properly calibrate boom, boomless and air blast sprayers.

Policymakers, retailers influence production agriculture

The challenges the industry faces today are not as clear-cut as just producing more with less or keeping a few more records to broaden marketing opportunities.

Research shows economics of pasture conversion

Benefits of nativegrass mixtures on the Southern Great Plains have increased interest in effective methods of converting improved pastureland areas to nativegrass pastures.

Agriculture remains better positioned for future

The agriculture industry is much better positioned to weather the next few years than the industry was in the 1980s.

Elementary students demonstrate computer coding skills

Cheers erupted when a robot programmed by a group of Lincoln Elementary School students successfully pushed three cans behind the start line of their challenge mat.

Making a Cloud with Liquid Nitrogen

What happens when 200°F water meets –321°F liquid nitrogen? A big boom and instant clouds! Frank Hardin, Ph.D., from Noble Academy demonstrates the explosive effect with a tub holding several liters...

Students learn science, agriculture with hands-on activities

Microscopes, plants, a drone and eighth graders filled the Hardy Murphy Coliseum arena Wednesday and Thursday.

Students learn, explore agriculture safety at annual event

Seventeen fifth-graders stood behind a short concrete wall and belted out the alphabet song in an attempt to be heard over the rumble of a tractor.