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Economics of No-Tilling Cereal Rye Pastures

The Noble Research Institute shares results from its on-farm study comparing the production and economics of clean-till and no-till methods for establishing cereal rye pasture for grazing.

Stockpiled Summer Annual Forages as a Replacement for Fall Wheat Pasture

Ranchers have opportunities to increase production of different annual forages on a portion of the acres they normally plant to wheat.

Seine Surveys Provide Insights About Fish Populations

A seine survey is a relatively easy way to learn about fish populations in impoundments and streams and to help improvement management decisions.

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.

New Cattle Market Web Tools Now Available

The Noble Research Institute’s economics consultants and computing services team have created two new web-based tools to provide producers with current Oklahoma cattle market information.

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.

Using Bermudagrass Pastures to Meet Cow Nutrient Requirements

Winter supplementation for a cow can account for anywhere between 40 and 60 percent of the annual cost of maintaining the cow. Therefore, producers should plan their winter supplementation strategies during the growing season to allow for more options and to reduce winter feed costs when utilizing bermudagrass pastures.

How to Properly Stock and Manage Channel Catfish

Channel catfish is one of the three most commonly stocked fish species in Southern Great Plains (largemouth bass and bluegill are the others). Properly managed channel catfish provides an enjoyable sport fishery with relatively predictable results.

Aquatic Plant Spotlight: Hydrilla

Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is a nonnative, invasive aquatic plant that is rooted and can grow to almost 30 feet, filling up the water column. The best way to control it is to prevent its spread.

Noble Releases New Summer-dormant Tall Fescue Cultivar

Chisholm summer-dormant tall fescue is an endophyte-free variety that can provide livestock producers with a persistent, perennial, cool-season grazing option that is adapted to the hot, dry summers typical west of Interstate 35 in Oklahoma and Texas.