News

Ecosystem Services Market: November Update

The Ecosystem Services Market team convened a meeting with some of the major food and beverage firms in Chicago on November 1st to walk them through a draft modules of the ESM protocol. The meeting was well attended and we received terrific feedback that is being incorporated into the final protocol set for completion by year end.

Fire Ants: The Invasion Continues

The number of fire ants seems to have increased noticeably in south central Oklahoma in the last couple of years, and the number calls and complaints the Noble Research Institute receives have skyrocketed.

Wild Pigs Put Pecans at Risk, Research Learns More

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University initiated a study to investigate wild pig habitat use, ecology and damage within agricultural landscapes where pecans are actively grown and harvested.

Pecan Management Calendar: November to January

From November to January, pecan producers should be continuing harvest and preparing for a new year in the orchard.

Calculate Your Pecan Losses With New Online Tool

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University developed the Pecan Loss Calculator to estimate the number of pounds and dollars lost as a result of pecan harvester inefficiency and wild pig rooting damage.

You Can Control Many Indoor Pests Without an Exterminator

Crickets, ants, beetles, spiders and scorpions can be problematic for rural homes. Be an amateur exterminator with these DIY pest control tips.

Know Your Plants to Prevent Overgrazing on Native Range

Knowing key plants enables producers to develop management plans that address the specific needs of the plant community.

Grazing Systems Research Update: Year-Round Forage Options

Noble Research Institute researchers work on year-round grazing systems through ongoing studies and new technologies.

DNA Technology for the Commercial Cow-Calf Producer

DNA testing has become an economically viable tool that should be used when making selection decisions for commercial cattle producers.

Advice for Successful Raised Bed, Container Gardening

Garden design is an important consideration when planning and building a raised bed or container garden that will be easy to manage.