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A resurging interest in cover crops raises a new set of practical questions from farmers looking to improve soil health.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, outlines the important information to notice when considering a pesticide, including who can use the pesticide, its active ingredients, where and when it can be sprayed, what it controls or suppresses, and how to use it.
Cover crops can boost soil health. But there is much to learn about which species work best in Oklahoma and Texas.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, answers a rancher's questions about which cover crop species work best in Oklahoma and Texas.
Ranchers have opportunities to increase production of different annual forages on a portion of the acres they normally plant to wheat.
Crickets, ants, beetles, spiders and scorpions can be problematic for rural homes. Be an amateur exterminator with these DIY pest control tips.
Cover crops can provide soil health benefits, but it is important to have a plan. Before growing cover crops, producers should consider goals, herbicide and pesticide use, and available resources.
For most agricultural enterprises, success and long-term viability ultimately hinges on soil health.
In an effort to assist producers in Oklahoma and Texas, the Noble Research Institute conducted trials to determine hay yields of commercially available varieties of pearl millet and sorghum species, including forage sorghum, sudan and sorghum sudan hybrids. This report summarizes results from the 2001-2004 and 2008 trials. Trials were not conducted between 2005-2007.