The sunflowers along Sam Noble Parkway are being grown as a cover crop and as a border around cover crop research plots.
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.
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.
Ranchers have opportunities to increase production of different annual forages on a portion of the acres they normally plant to wheat.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Mancan Buckwheat.