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Cover crops can boost soil health. But there is much to learn about which species work best in Oklahoma and Texas.
Fire is essential to the health of the Southern Great Plains. Prescribed fire is a management tool that benefits the land in a safe, planned way.
Jimmy and Ginger Emmons press on from the Rhea Fire knowing it cannot overpower the agriculture community’s spirit or the soil’s ability to give life.
Jay Vroom, chief information officer of Vroom Leigh Agriculture, LLC and former CEO of CropLife America, describes Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, as a life-long advocate for modern agriculture.
Success and long-term viability for most agricultural enterprises ultimately hinges on the health of their soil. This is true for beef operations in the Southern Great Plains to row crop farms in the Midwest.
Many soil health measures require laboratory analysis. However, there are a few indicators a person can look and smell for right in the field.
Soil color and structure, the presence of biological activity like earthworms and dung beetles, rooting resistance, and soil smell can help farmers and ranchers determine the health of their soils.
Wayne Honeycutt, Ph.D., Soil Health Institute president and CEO, says Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, has significantly contributed to the surge of national and international interest in soil health.
Before you overseed a perennial pasture with an annual crop, determine your goals, what type of perennial crop you have and your planting method.
This annual report bears witness to the legacy of a man who survived the Dust Bowl and planted a seed that has reaped generations of healthier land and more productive farmers and ranchers. Within these pages are stories of men and women who are the standard-bearers of a fundamental truth that unity and boldness can shape history. They share an unflinching courage to explore, a daily devotion to rolled-up sleeves and a tenacious belief that countless small steps finally make the impossible possible.