Articles

2017 Archive

To boldy go to the next new frontier, look down

As we continue to stargaze, dreaming of the great mysteries above us, we have another historic exploration opportunity. One that is closer. One that requires us to look down, not up. In the 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci said, "We know more about the movement of the celestial bodies than the soil underfoot." More than 500 years later, this fact remains true.

Know the Soil's Condition Before Reseeding Rangeland

Soil health plays an important role in successful rangeland plantings. Here is what's happening above and below ground.

Producer Perspective: Meredith Ellis Ulibarri

Meredith Ellis Ulibarri of G Bar C Ranch in Rosston, Texas, is among the Integrity Beef Alliance producers raising calves for a two-year national beef sustainability pilot project. She answers questions about the project.

Beef Sustainability: A Journey, Not an Endpoint

The entire beef value chain is engaged in a beef sustainability pilot project, which is testing U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef indicators and metrics.

Best Pecans Cultivars for Oklahoma, Texas

Charles Rohla, Ph.D., shares information to help pecan growers choose the best cultivars to grow in Oklahoma and Texas.

New Tool for Quick Stocking Rate Calculations

The Noble Research Institute has partnered with NRCS to test the development of tools that will help provide data-based information to farmers and ranchers. The first aims to more quickly and accurately calculate initial stock rates.

How to Compare EPDs Across Breeds

Commercial cow-calf producers can use across-breed expected progeny differences (AB-EPDs) to compare bulls of different breeds and select the right one for their goals.

The Year 2017 in Review

Hugh Aljoe, director of producer relations, calls 2017 "the year of a new beginning." Here are a few highlights from the year.

Scientists to study plant root function, add knowledge for improving efficient nutrient uptake in agricultural crops

Roots are more than just the location where soil and plants come into contact. They play a critical role in the environment and hold a great deal of promise for helping us improve agricultural sustainability.

Cook receives honor for advancing rangeland management

Rob Cook, pasture and range consultant, has been selected as the 2017 Texas Section Society of Range Management (SRM) Association Outstanding Young Range Professional award recipient.