Nitrogen fertilizers are necessary but also costly. Researchers are looking into ways to improve plants' natural abilities to efficiently use nitrogen.
Million Tadege, Ph.D., from the Institute for Agricultural Biosciences at Oklahoma State University, presented "Mechanistic understanding of leaf blade lateral expansion in Medicago truncatula", as part of the Research Seminar Series.
Research using model species leads to fundamental discoveries in biology, and this holds true of our favorite model legume Medicago truncatula as well. Here’s a roundup of three noteworthy lessons we learned last year from international groups working on Medicago.
Kelly Craven, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbial symbiology, discusses his work with agronomist James Rogers, Ph.D., to better understand the impacts of cover cropping and tillage practices on the microbial communities, and ultimately the health, of Oklahoma soils.
A resurging interest in cover crops raises a new set of practical questions from farmers looking to improve soil health.
Noble Research Institute chief scientific officer Michael Udvardi, Ph.D., was recently recognized as a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher.
Roots are more than just the location where soil and plants come into contact. They play a critical role in the environment and hold a great deal of promise for helping us improve agricultural sustainability.
Scientists at the Noble Research Institute, Boyce Thompson Institute, Clemson University, Texas Woman's University, University of Delaware and University of North Texas have collaborated on a project that recently received a four-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Researchers who study legumes have resources available to help them advance agriculture. Here are the top five resources made by and for the Medicago research community.
Agricultural research is essential to society, yet it lacks adequate public funding for keeping pace with challenges facing farmers, ranchers and, ultimately, consumers.