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Students Test Their Knowledge of Natural Resources

The Oklahoma Envirothon is a team-based competition for high school students interested in learning about the fundamentals of natural resource management.

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.

Youth Hunts Provide Memories, Opportunities

Oklahoma landowners are able to help develop the next generation of hunters through the youth hunt program.

Noble’s Graduate Education Experience

Meet the graduate students furthering their education and research experiences at the Noble Research Institute.

Noble, Southern Tech Collaboration Heightens Students’ Experience

Students gain interactive, real-world experiences in science and agriculture as part of a partnership between Noble Learning’s youth education program and Southern Tech’s Biotechnology Academy.

Pecan Management Calendar: August to October

Pecan growers should develop a plan for preparing for and addressing tasks throughout the year. Will Chaney, a senior research associate in pecan management systems, outlines activities for August, September and October.

Fall Webworms Are Back! Here’s How to Control Them

Entomologists tell us that webworm outbreaks run in cycles. Some years outbreaks are severe, while in other years they are barely noticed. Weather, birds and the predatory insect population contribute to the circular nature of these outbreaks. Heavy, driving rains can flush the worms from the foliage early in the season, reducing the level of damage.

High-Tech Traps Are Worth the Investment

Feral hogs have plagued agricultural lands in Oklahoma for long enough that most landowners have adopted some sort of control strategy on their properties.

Raising vs. Buying Replacement Heifers

When it comes to getting replacement females for your cattle herd, multiple options are available. One would be to use your own cow herd and keep the heifers you need. Or you could outsource and purchase virgin heifers from a different operation and breed them to the bull(s) of your choice. Another option is to buy heifers bred to a bull that would roll straight into your program.

Hay Shows: A Fading Tradition With Benefits Yet to Give

Whether you are buying, selling or just producing hay for personal use, testing is an invaluable tool. Forage testing is also a large part of another tool that seems to be becoming a thing of the past: the local hay show.