A Living Legacy

Legacy celebrates its 10th anniversary and 25th issue with the story of how it received its name.

Canning Tomato Salsa Using a Hot Water Bath

You can preserve fresh foods by canning, which uses heat to kill naturally occurring microorganisms. The easiest way is by using the hot water bath method. Use this method to can highly acidic foods – including this salsa recipe – without a pressure canner.

Protected Agriculture: Hoop House Accessible Equipment

Micah Anderson, from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, demonstrates how to use a BCS tractor to lay plastic over raised rows in a bow-sided hoop house.

Protected Agriculture: Hoop House Tour

Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant, demonstrates various hoop houses as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of each one.

Some Things Never Change

Becoming the Noble Research Institute opens up new opportunities for the future. But, while Noble's name and legal structure may change, the organization's spirit remains rooted in its mission and the people who breathe life into it.

Protected Agriculture: Tools and Tips For Tunnel Construction

Steve Hill, of Phocas Farms and Hoop Houses, demonstrates the beginning process they use to align and square up the outer walls of a hoop house tunnel.

Protected Agriculture: Irrigation Design Considerations

Josh Brown, from Irrigation-Mart (, shows a variety of drip and spray irrigation products suitable for your hoop house as well as demonstrates a possible configuration for laying out drip lines.

Protected Agriculture: Low Tunnel Demonstration

Jim Shrefler, an area horticulture specialist from Oklahoma State University, demonstrates his methods for low tunnel construction as well as his trial studies using low tunnels to keep out crop-destructive insects such as squash bugs.

Protected Agriculture: Mobile Hoop House Demonstration

Leon Sloan, owner of Leon's Greenhouses in Kingston, Oklahoma, demonstrates moving a clam shell hoop house from one location to another.

Introducing the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox

To help advance agricultural research, scientists at the Noble Research Institute have developed the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox.