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2018 Archive

5 Things to Know About Agriculture

In honor of National Ag Day, we take a moment to recognize agriculture and its role in our society.

Prepare for Drought Regardless of Recent Rains

Portions of the Southern Great Plains received rain in late February, however many areas are still behind in precipitation or did not receive enough rain to completely alleviate drought conditions.

Tips for Managing Cattle Operations During Drought

Noble Research Institute agricultural consultants share their top tips for managing through a drought.

Understanding Income, Expense and Cash Flow Statements

The income statement is a summary of revenue and expenses over a period of time, and the cash flow statement contains all cash flows. Together, they provide powerful knowledge for an operation.

How to Identify and Control Pecan Phylloxera

Pecan phylloxera is an insect that can cause significant damage if ignored or treated incorrectly in pecan orchards.

Soil microbes can suppress plant disease

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of soil microbes and how they could help control cotton root rot in alfalfa.

Peptides Show Promise to Advance Agriculture

Researchers at the Noble Research Institute are taking a novel approach by investigating small peptides as a way to potentially help improve plant stress tolerance.

Test Your Soil Before Applying Lime, Fertilizer

Soil testing offers information that can lead to more informed decision-making and ultimately greater productivity and profitability. Sample in early spring for summer crops and in the summer for fall and winter crops.

Extreme Drought Affecting Great Plains and Beyond

Producers should have contingency plans in place to make decision-making easier as drought conditions worsen.

Heifer Development: Managing for Her Future

A replacement heifer represents the most costly improvement in a herd's genetics. Since reproductive traits are lowly heritable, cattle producers must manage within the environment.