Articles

2016 Archive

Rangeland society selects two consultants for boards

ARDMORE, Okla. — Two Noble Research Institute pasture and range consultants have been selected to serve on Society for Range Management (SRM) boards of directors. Jeff Goodwin was chosen as a...

Compendium of Veterinary Products (CVP Vet) app gives answers

Proper administration and use of antibiotics and other animal health products is an absolute necessity, not only for the product to be as effective as possible, but to minimize animal discomfort and...

Winter offers ideal time for key forage management activities

Although many of us think of the winter as being a slow time in forage management, it is actually the ideal time to perform some key activities that allow us to better manage our pastures and grazing...

Consultant shares best times to apply phosphorus, potassium

Sometimes, a rancher takes a soil sample, sends it to a laboratory and the recommendation calls for phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). The rancher knows nitrogen should be applied near the time of...

Introduced grasses can cause problems for wildlife

Across the United States, introduced and invasive plant species have displaced and replaced many native plant species. These plants are spreading across the landscape primarily due to human...

Proper bull selection can increase return on investment

The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other...

Noble Research Institute scientist recognized for alfalfa disease research

Noble Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Chakradhar Mattupalli, Ph.D., has been nominated as one of five American Phytopathological Society (APS) Schroth Faces of the Future.

Ag census sheds light on farming, ranching trends

Five trends in agriculture emerge from Census of Agriculture data.

Cattle sellers should consult sale barn on yearling criteria

One of the best cattle marketing strategies in the current market is to turn a calf into a yearling.

Federal Pecan Marketing Order aims to stabilize market

In 2015, I wrote about the proposed Federal Marketing Order (FMO) for pecans. On May 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the order passed by an overwhelming majority of pecan...