Rodney Pierce, equipment and inventory supervisor for the Noble Research Institute, shows how his organization routinely inspects its ATVs to make sure they remain in tip-top condition and are safe to operate.
Forage sampling in a standing pasture allows us to get a feed value estimate of forages that will be fed to livestock. Pasture and Range Consultant Hugh Aljoe demonstrates two forage sampling methods...
James Locke demonstrates the 1/8 of an acre method for calibrating a boomless sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Samuel Roberts Noble Research Institute.
James Locke demonstrates the 1/128 of an acre method for calibrating a boom sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Samuel Roberts Noble Research Institute.
Getting the correct amount of seed planted with a grain drill requires calibrating the drill before planting begins. Jim Johnson, Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultant, demonstrates step-by-step how to perform this calibration and the calculations required to determine accurate seed output.
Dr. Charles Rohla, pecan researcher at Noble Research Institute, demonstrates a four-flap (or "banana") graft on a pecan tree seedling.
Dr. Charles Rohla, pecan researcher at Noble Research Institute, demonstrates a Texas inlay bark graft on a pecan tree seedling.
Why do you need to take a soil sample? How do you take a good soil sample? How often do you need to sample?
A grazing stick can be used by cattle producers to help determine proper stocking rates. Chuck Coffey, sr. pasture and range consultant, shows how to use this simple tool to take forage measurements in winter pasture. Hugh Aljoe, consultation program manager, then demonstrates how to use two calculators available on the Noble Research Institute's website to translate field data into carrying capacity and reserve herd days figures. Use of the grazing stick and the online calculators can help ranchers make better stocking rate decisions.