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Making a Cloud with Liquid Nitrogen

What happens when 200°F water meets –321°F liquid nitrogen? A big boom and instant clouds! Frank Hardin, Ph.D., from Noble Academy demonstrates the explosive effect with a tub holding several liters...
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  • Pasture and Range

The "New Normal" – or Was it?

The recent drought has caused many to reflect upon the past and wonder what is in store for the future. Just a couple of years ago, few agricultural producers took the time to ponder drought, much...
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Drought Management

Updated February 2018*While the years and numbers mentioned in this publication may be outdated, the strategies and principles listed are still accurate.* Drought can be defined simply as 75 percent...
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2008
  • November

Eragrostis tef - Is it a Viable Forage Alternative?

Eragrostis tef is a warm-season annual grass from Ethiopia related to lovegrass. It has historically been grown in northern Africa for the seed, which is used to make bread. In the United States, teff is being promoted for forage and grain.
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  • 2011
  • November

Learning From the Drought of 2011

The drought of 2011 will not soon be forgotten. It's been a year of record low rainfall and record high temperatures.
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  • 2013
  • April

Economics, timing drive pesticide application decisions

Spring is the season when most begin thinking about controlling weeds and other pests. Producers who choose to control pests with chemicals are faced with deciding whether to hire a commercial custom applicator or to self-apply pesticides to their own property or crops.
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  • 2013
  • July

Supply and demand influence corn prices

In a free market economy, price is ultimately determined by the supply and demand for a product or commodity. Short-term price gyrations often occur and can be influenced by market reactions to news concerning such things as weather, government reports and/or policy.
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  • 2013
  • December

'Law of the Minimum' prioritizes action

Justus von Liebig's Law of the Minimum is an agronomic theory that states yield is proportional to the amount of the most limiting nutrient - whichever nutrient it may be.
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  • 2013
  • August

Stockpiled forages reduce hay feeding

In most operations, hay feeding represents a large portion of a cow's annual maintenance cost. The cost of feeding hay includes much more than just the production cost or purchase price of the hay.
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  • 2014
  • June

Growing-season prescribed burns offer many benefits

Burns conducted during the summer months can be very beneficial for improving wildlife habitat, livestock forage and brush management.
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