Cover Crop News

New national research initiative aims to improve cover crops

WASHINGTON DC — The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and Noble Research Institute launched a national cover crop initiative today during a special press conference at the National...

Last Week in Noble Research: To Space, India and the Ranch

Noble Research Institute researchers work toward agricultural advancements for the benefit of farmers, ranchers and consumers in the Southern Great Plains and beyond – perhaps even to outer space one...

Last Week in Noble Research: Valentine's Cells, Lunch and Frost Recovery

Here's a quick look at a few of the many research activities from last week at the Noble Research Institute. 1 Monday, Feb. 13 How do roots grow? We're learning more every day. Root cells of...

Grazing cover crops requires management and balance

Mixed-species forage crops can have similar benefits as traditional cover crops.

Increased crop residue provides production, cost benefits

Benefits to managing for increased residue include reduced soil erosion and equipment costs.

Herbicide choices affect cover crop options, management

Do not let the wrong herbicide and cover crop combination diminish the opportunity for great value.

Plots evaluate cover crops in warm-season perennial pastures

In fall 2014, we began demonstration plots of various cover crops overseeded into warm-season perennial grass pastures.

Research shows economics of pasture conversion

Benefits of nativegrass mixtures on the Southern Great Plains have increased interest in effective methods of converting improved pastureland areas to nativegrass pastures.

Niche market opportunities emerge for rye

There are three emerging niche uses for rye of which farmers in the region should be aware.

Organic matter serves important role in soil health

The contributions of soil organic matter and how to maintain or increase it.