Dave Wingo turns a hobby into an integral part of his farming and ranching operations.
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.
We can't control weather and markets, but we can almost always use good quality seed. James Locke, soils and crops consultant, shares the components of quality seed.
Consider terrain, soil type and fertility, water, weed and brush encroachment, and forage resources before buying land with the goal of crop or hay production.
James Locke, soils and crops consultant, provides a historical perspective on the impact of agriculture practices on the environment and how modern agriculture is able to do more with less.
The key to keeping armyworms below the economic threshold is scouting for activity at least every other day, when they are small and easier to control, as well as identifying if you have fall armyworms or beet armyworms.
James Locke demonstrates the 1/128 of an acre method for calibrating a boom sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute.
James Locke demonstrates the 1/8 of an acre method for calibrating a boomless sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute.
Before you overseed a perennial pasture with an annual crop, determine your goals, what type of perennial crop you have and your planting method.
Some of the most serious invasive plants in the Great Plains are the old world bluestems (i.e. yellow, Caucasian, plains, King Ranch, B. Dahl), sericea lespedeza, eastern redcedar, musk thistle, Bradford or callery pear, and salt cedar.