Cover Crop News

Fixing Hairy Vetch’s Bad Reputation

Noble scientists are using the gene editing technique CRISPR to improve legume cover crops.

Great Challenge 1: Economic Uncertainty

One of the greatest challenges facing agriculture is economic uncertainty. Farmers and ranchers can mitigate economic risk by building resiliency in their operations, and Noble research aims to help.

So You Want To Grow Cover Crops: 3 Questions to Ask Before You Start

Cover crops can provide soil health benefits, but it is important to have a plan. Before growing cover crops, producers should consider goals, herbicide and pesticide use, and available resources.

5 Protected Ag Technologies That Help Fruit, Vegetable Growers Face Harsh Weather

Specialty crop growers can use protected agriculture technologies to manage risks associated with growing fruits and vegetables in unpredictable, often extreme weather events. Technologies include raised beds equipped with plastic mulch film, floating crop covers, low tunnels and high tunnel hoop houses.

Bill Buckner: Committed to Cover Crops and Advancing Their Use on Farms, Ranches Across the U.S.

Rob Myers, Ph.D., regional coordinator for North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education at the University of Missouri, describes Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, as an advocate for cover crops who is committed to helping farmers and ranchers overcome challenges in adopting them for their soil health benefits.

About the Sunflowers Growing at Noble

The sunflowers along Sam Noble Parkway are being grown as a cover crop and as a border around cover crop research plots.

No More Bare Ground

Wind and water carries tons of topsoil, the foundation of life, away from farmland each year. The soil, and its ability to produce food, slowly weakens. Farmers and ranchers are increasingly adopting an old-time armor for soil: cover crops. But they have many questions that still need answered.

Jimmy Kinder Recognized for Willingness to Share Ag Experiences

This year, the Noble Research Institute is pleased to recognize Mr. Jimmy Kinder of Walters, Oklahoma, as the 2018 recipient of the Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award. Jimmy Kinder and his wife, Margaret, have been cooperators with the Noble Research Institute since 2007.

Stockpiled Summer Annual Forages as a Replacement for Fall Wheat Pasture

Ranchers have opportunities to increase production of different annual forages on a portion of the acres they normally plant to wheat.

Cover Crop Series: Sunn Hemp

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Sunn Hemp.

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