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Noble News and Views: November 2018

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Wild Pigs Put Pecans at Risk, Research Learns More

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University initiated a study to investigate wild pig habitat use, ecology and damage within agricultural landscapes where pecans are actively grown and harvested.

Pecan Management Calendar: November to January

From November to January, pecan producers should be continuing harvest and preparing for a new year in the orchard.

Calculate Your Pecan Losses With New Online Tool

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University developed the Pecan Loss Calculator to estimate the number of pounds and dollars lost as a result of pecan harvester inefficiency and wild pig rooting damage.

You Can Control Many Indoor Pests Without an Exterminator

Crickets, ants, beetles, spiders and scorpions can be problematic for rural homes. Be an amateur exterminator with these DIY pest control tips.

Noble Releases New Forage Crabgrass Cultivar Called Impact

Noble Research Institute plant breeders have developed a new crabgrass cultivar that is later-maturing than Red River crabgrass. Impact crabgrass is adapted for the south-central and southeastern U.S. and is available through Barenbrug, USA.

Know Your Plants to Prevent Overgrazing on Native Range

Knowing key plants enables producers to develop management plans that address the specific needs of the plant community.

Grazing Systems Research Update: Year-Round Forage Options

Noble Research Institute researchers work on year-round grazing systems through ongoing studies and new technologies.

DNA Technology for the Commercial Cow-Calf Producer

DNA testing has become an economically viable tool that should be used when making selection decisions for commercial cattle producers.

Advice for Successful Raised Bed, Container Gardening

Garden design is an important consideration when planning and building a raised bed or container garden that will be easy to manage.