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Ag News and Views: December 2010

Answering Today's Research Questions

Land use in south-central Oklahoma and north Texas has changed greatly since the 1930s and 40s when Lloyd Noble, founder of Noble Research Institute, saw the devastation of the soil and committed himself to making a difference to help the region.

Health Benefits of Pecans

Nuts have been a part of the human diet for countless ages. The first documented evidence of nut consumption occurred around 7,000 BC during the Stone Age. More recently, nuts have received a large amount of media attention as an emphasis on heart- healthy diets has spread.

The Economics of Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue

Over the past two decades, forage breeders in the Forage Improvement Division at the Noble Research Institute have worked diligently to develop a cool-season perennial forage that is more economical...

The Value of Carcass Traits

What is the value of carcass traits when purchasing a bull? The answer is difficult to quantify because of all the factors involved, and it is different for every producer.

Using Photo Points to Monitor Plant Community Change

Plant communities are changing all the time. These changes are often very subtle and can be undetected by the casual observer. However, from a management perspective, detecting change is very important.