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  • 2016
  • March

Novel hoop house design offers easier equipment access

The Sloan clamshell end wall consists of a series of hoops that swivel at the base enabling the end wall to open and close.
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  • 2014
  • January

Buyer goals determine land purchase considerations

When purchasing agricultural land, it is essential to define the overall goal of the acquisition. Some people buy for quality-of-life reasons. Sometimes land is purchased as an investment. Others purchase to generate a profit from agricultural practices.
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  • 2013
  • October

Pecan research moves into the 21st century

For decades, scientists have used molecular markers for research and breeding purposes to increase yields and water and nutrient efficiencies as well as disease and insect resistance in agricultural crops. Recently, pecan scientists have looked at the development of new technologies used in this research and considered its use in pecan breeding and research.
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  • 2014
  • April

Helpful tips reduce risk of pesticide drift

As long as pesticides have been used, off-target spray drift has been a potential problem. As we move into the busiest time of year for pesticide applications, it is a good time for a brief review of the primary types of pesticide drift and some tips on how to minimize them.

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  • 2008
  • February

Management of Salt-Affected Soils

If you see white surface crusting in areas of your fields, or if you see some areas that are wetter than others after a few days of rain, this could be an indication of a salt-affected soil.
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  • 2012
  • July

Taking Agricultural Education to Iraq

In the summer of 2011, I was preparing to go to Iraq - not as a soldier, but as an agricultural consultant. More specifically, I was going to Erbil, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, to teach crop residue management for a week.
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  • 2010
  • July

Grasshoppers: Will This Be a Big Year?

Grasshoppers are considered an intermittent problem in Oklahoma and North Texas pastures. However, when they are present in large numbers, the damage can be severe.
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  • 2013
  • November

Crop rotation yields many benefits

Producers who are not currently using crop rotation in their management plan may consider adopting it as a way to reduce some production issues and to introduce sustainable farming practices.
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  • 2013
  • June

Healthy soil aids drought and flood management

Other than the lack or abundance of precipitation, the reason for droughts and floods is the soil's inability to effectively absorb and release water.