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Johnson Receives Soil Health, Conservation Leader Award

Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultant Jim Johnson received the 2019 Oklahoma Association of Conservation District (OACD) President’s Award. He was honored at the association’s annual meeting in February.

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.

Consider Economics of Spring vs. Fall Calving Season

Most cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains follow a spring calving season rather than a fall calving season. There are economic trade-offs in both scenarios.

Know the 3 Ways Seed Can Be Legally Protected Before You Save It

Producers should check all labels and agreements for restrictions before saving seed. Seed can be protected through the Plant Variety Protection Act, patents and contracts.

Seed Tags: What Is on Them?

A good crop starts with good seed. Much of the information producers need to know is on seed certification, analysis and treatment tags.

Using Traps as Part of Your Integrated Pest Management Plan

Find tips and resources for using traps to control pecan nut casebearer and hickory shuckworm in pecan orchards.

5 Reasons Why Soil Biology Matters on the Farm

Success and long-term viability for most agricultural enterprises ultimately hinges on the health of their soil. This is true for beef operations in the Southern Great Plains to row crop farms in the Midwest.

Stevens Receives Award for Dedication to Rangeland Management

The Oklahoma Section of the Society of Range Management (SRM) Association awarded Noble Research Institute strategic consultation manager Russell Stevens its 2018 Outstanding Service Award. He was honored at the society’s 2018 annual meeting this month in Tulsa.

Fulbright Program Selects Mysore for Research Fellowship

Noble Research Institute professor and principal investigator Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., has been selected for a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship.