Presentation by David G. Schmale III, Ph.D., from the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science at Virginia Tech University. Recorded at the Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Okla., on April 5, 2018.
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.
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.
The rumen microbiome is very complex, and the diversity of ruminal microorganisms can be affected by diet composition, genetics and environmental factors.
Community gardens can provide solutions to a diverse range of unmet needs for communities focused on sustainable agriculture, at-risk youth, mental health and food insecurities.
NF402 and Heavy Grazer II have both shown excellent winter hardiness when compared to other oat cultivars grown in the Southern Great Plains.
Keeping working lands productive and intact should be a national priority and is a focus within the Noble Research Institute industry relations and land stewardship efforts.