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  • Noble News and Views
  • 1996
  • October

Pumpkin Time!

The days are getting shorter and Fall is in the air. It's Pumpkin Time. I've been growing about 10 acres of pumpkins for several years now and many people are quite curious about growing the crop; so, in this issue I will include a few pumpkin pointers.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 1997
  • July

Determining Nutrient Supplying Ability of Soils

Determining the nutrient supplying ability of soils can guide decisions that may make the difference between profit and loss. Technology offers sophisticated electronic tools to manage farming in a site specific manner. Large data files contain soil test results and production records providing information for making accurate electronic decisions.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2009
  • May

Trichomoniasis: A New Look at an Old Disease

One of the diseases you don't want your bull to get, let alone to bring home to your cows, is Trichomoniasis.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2000
  • June

Avoiding Plant Diseases

This time of year we receive calls dealing with plant disease problems, mostly turfgrass, ornamental plants and trees. With high humidity and moderate temperature, plant diseases have an ideal opportunity to set up housekeeping.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2009
  • February

Who is Dating Your Cows?

As we head towards spring, we are thinking about bulls. Purchasing a bull for your herd is just like hiring a new employee. Ever wondered about the bull you've hired?
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2008
  • October

Beneficial Microbes for Agriculture

Microbes include fungi, bacteria and viruses. Farmers and ranchers often think of microbes as pests that are destructive to their crops or animals, but many microbes are beneficial.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 1999
  • February

Get Bull Management Problems Under Control

We often think about the bull as the means of introducing new genetics into a beef herd. However, management of the bull (or lack of it) after purchase is often the "Achilles Heel" of cattle production. Failure to pay attention to important management practices affecting the bull often results in reduced calving rates, increased calf mortality, and loss of uniformity and marketability.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2007
  • November

Glance 'N Go: A Simple Scouting Method for Greenbugs

Greenbugs are a species of aphid that can reproduce rapidly when the temperature is above 55 degrees. The insects reduce yields by sucking plant juices from the leaves and killing them or potentially transmitting diseases.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 1997
  • September

What Does the Future Hold for the World of Agriculture?

Anyone who knew the answer to that could make a lot of money, even in agriculture. We don't know what the future holds for us, but there are people at work trying to shape a few changes and I have the privilege to try and help some of these come about.

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  • 2016
  • Winter

Cracking Pecan's Problems

One of the first Americans to appreciate the flavor of pecans was George Washington, who planted the stately trees on the lawns of Mount Vernon in 1775. Yet true cultivation of the nuts wouldn't...
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