For the most part, harvesting both groundnuts and soybeans consisted of walking row to row pulling up plants.
One of my favorite experiences so far happened this week when I was out at Barlonyo schools working with their head gardener, Walter.
Noble Research Institute employees gathered for the annual Noble Garden GROW Challenge.
I started off the summer more than 1,200 miles away from home, not knowing a single soul in Oklahoma. I am completing my final week at Noble with eight great new friends and countless mentors and contacts.
Cover crops are a tool in agricultural production just as tractors and herbicides are tools. When used correctly and with purpose, they can be effective. When used incorrectly or with unrealistic expectations, they can be harmful.
Cover crops can add diversity to a system to benefit wildlife species in addition to extending the grazing season and improving soil health.
Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.
Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.
Noble Research Institute staff have experimented with growing cover crops in various environments in the Ardmore, Oklahoma, area over the past several years. Here are some observations.
Instead of donating seed for the women to plant, Field of Hope is looking into donating a start-up grant into the women's cooperative account to begin the lending processes.