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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...

From the Pilot’s Seat: The Integrity Beef Sustainability Project

In 2017, representatives from Noble Research Institute, Integrity Beef Alliance, Beef Marketing Group, Tyson Foods, Golden State Foods and McDonald’s set out to test the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef metrics and align the segments of the beef supply chain.

3 New Build-Your-Own Garden Planter Construction Guides

All of our tire-based planters have application in the home or school garden while some have commercial application.

Goals for Small Grains Breeding at Noble Research Institute

The primary goal of Noble Research Institute’s Small Grains Breeding Program is to develop small grains cultivars with increased grazing tolerance, winter hardiness, forage yield and forage quality to benefit livestock production.

Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Bermudagrass

Bermudagrass is a common warm-season perennial grass used in agriculture and for turf. Improving nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is a common target of bermudagrass breeding programs.