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Not Just Another Bandage for Pecan Scab

A discovery about pecan scab reproduction could give producers a new way to fight the fungus and potentially save them thousands of dollars in the process.

Noble Microscopes: Inspiring the Next Generation of Ag Scientists

Microscopes have become an integral component of youth education programs at the Noble Research Institute and throughout Oklahoma.

Serving a Greater Purpose

Great need begs for big solutions. For an inspired, well-equipped generation of people for agriculture and the world. Ideas must come from every corner of the mind to grasp the unattainable. Add a thorough plan and determination. Draw people together with a shared vision. What once seemed lofty can become reality.

Stalking a Root Rot Disease From the Sky

Drones are helping researchers better understand cotton root rot disease in alfalfa and how to manage it.

Why Roots Matter to Soil, Plants and You

The Noble Research Institute is screening natural diversity for root traits in crop and pasture species. With new knowledge, breeding programs can release cultivars with improved root systems.

How to Identify and Control Pecan Scab

Pecan scab is the most economically important disease of pecan in the southeastern U.S. and can significantly impact the amount of quality pecans produced in a season.

New Toolbox to Help Develop and Grow Better Alfalfa

Scientists at the Noble Research Institute have developed the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox (available at: alfalfatoolbox.org) as a comprehensive, web-based portal to address practical challenges for alfalfa production and accelerate breeding to develop new enhanced cultivars with better performance.

An Introduction to the Rumen Microbiome

The rumen microbiome is very complex, and the diversity of ruminal microorganisms can be affected by diet composition, genetics and environmental factors.

Improving Winter Hardiness in Oat

NF402 and Heavy Grazer II have both shown excellent winter hardiness when compared to other oat cultivars grown in the Southern Great Plains.

3 Ways Nitrogen Researchers Are Advancing Agriculture

Nitrogen fertilizers are necessary but also costly. Researchers are looking into ways to improve plants' natural abilities to efficiently use nitrogen.