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How You May Need Less Fertilizer in the Future

Scientists are working to improve plants and offer other solutions so that farmers and ranchers don’t need as much synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.

Noble Sets Junior Beef Excellence Program Spring Delivery Date

The Noble Research Institute’s Junior Beef Excellence Program will hold its annual spring delivery from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, March 31, and 8-11:30 a.m., Monday, April 1, at the Noble Research Institute’s Pasture Demonstration Farm, located 5 miles northwest of Ardmore.

Noble Research Institute Conserves Energy, Receives OGE Rebate

The Noble Research Institute recently received a $34,000 rebate from the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) for saving 1.7 million kilowatt hours in 2018.

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.