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Invasive Plants Are a Threat to Agriculture

Some of the most serious invasive plants in the Great Plains are the old world bluestems (i.e. yellow, Caucasian, plains, King Ranch, B. Dahl), sericea lespedeza, eastern redcedar, musk thistle, Bradford or callery pear, and salt cedar.

Think Before Putting Fish, Plants, Water and More in a Pond

Inappropriate organisms, or the microscopic hitchhikers on them, intentionally released in associated water or on equipment can create havoc in a pond, such as harming desired fish populations, introducing diseases or establishing invasive species.

How to Control Pecan Nut Casebearers in Pecan Trees

This insect could DESTROY your pecan crop! Dr. Charles Rohla, Pecan and Specialty Ag Systems Manager at Noble Research Institute, walks us through how to monitor and control pecan nut casebearers.

Laying Deeper Roots on Earth and Beyond

Researchers at Noble are gaining a better understanding of how deep and in what direction plant roots grow. Their hope is to provide knowledge that enables breeding of plants better able to utilize limited water and nutrient resources with the help of deeper roots.  

How to Build a Raised Bed Garden Out of Tires For Backyard Gardening

Steve Upson, Senior Soils and Crops Consultant, walks us through constructing a raised bed garden module using recycled tires.

USDA Announces $9.6 Billion Aid for Farmers and Ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will distribute $9.6 billion to farmers and ranchers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What the Recent Freeze Means for Pecan Growers

Even though the lower canopy of many pecan trees lost a number of pecans due to the freeze, a healthy tree should still produce a few nuts in the lower canopy and a good crop in the upper canopy. 

5 Recommendations for Cattle Producers Impacted by Depressed Markets

There are few historical events that can be compared to the current COVID-19 pandemic in terms of their impact on society and the economy. The result for agriculture has been profound. 

Fungus Could Boost Winter Wheat Productivity, Improve Soil and Conserve Water

Serendipita bescii can improve root development and increase overall forage biomass and grain yield in winter wheat, especially in nutritionally poor soil and limited water conditions.

How Does Soil Health Prevent Flooding and Drought?

Jim Johnson, a senior soils and crops consultant at Noble Research Institute, walks us through a rainfall simulation experiment. Can practicing soil health prevent flooding or drought? Is soil...