Noble News and Views: April 2018
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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.
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.
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.
Landowners who choose not to operate their land have several options when considering lease agreements. This article reviews the options from a landowner's prospective.