Grazing Oklahoma: Indian Paintbrush

May 25, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor Characteristics: Indian paintbrush has brightly colored bracts, which are modified leaves directly below a flower. The bracts provide most of the plant’s color, while the flowers themselves are much less apparent. Indian […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Tharp’s Spiderwort

April 27, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute research associate / mdproctor@noble.org Characteristics: Some say Spiderworts get their name from their sticky sap, which resembles a spider web after drying. Others say it is because their leaf […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Honey Locust

March 16, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute research associate / mdproctor@noble.org Characteristics: Honey locust is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with pinnate leaves on older branches and bi-pinnate leaves on the younger stems. Its most distinguishing character […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Eastern Red Cedar

February 9, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute research associate / mdproctor@noble.org Characteristics: Eastern red cedar is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree with small, scale-like needles. It grows differently depending upon the habitat. When growing in […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Musk Thistle

January 12, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor Characteristics: Musk thistle is an introduced forb with abundant spines and large pink flowers. It is a biennial, which means it lives for two years. Mature plants can reach more than six […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Old World Bluestems

December 22, 2017 0
By: Rob Cook, Noble Research Institute pasture and range consultant/rdcook@noble.org Characteristics: Old world bluestems are introduced, warm-season, perennial bunch grasses. Mature height is about two to four feet tall. The leaves are up to 3/16-inch […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Bois d’arc

November 24, 2017 0
By Josh Gaskamp Characteristics: Bois d’arc, also called Osage orange or horse-apple, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree. Before Christopher Columbus, its range was largely restricted to the Southern Great Plains of Oklahoma, Texas […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Big Bluestem

October 13, 2017 0
By Rob Cook Characteristics: Big bluestem is a native, warm-season, perennial bunch grass. At maturity, it can grow to about three to six feet tall. The leaves can grow up to 3/8-inch wide and six […]

Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 1, 2017 0
A guide to marketing spring-born calves By Laci Jones As the fall and winter seasons approach, cattle producers need to make the ultimate decision on whether to market calves now or later. Myriah Johnson, Noble […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Common Sunflower

September 1, 2017 0
By Josh Gaskamp Characteristics: Common sunflower is an annual, warm-season forb native to North America. It can occasionally grow taller than 12 feet high in moist, nutrient-rich soils, but commonly reaches five to 10 feet […]
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