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Legacy: Summer 2011

New Opportunities

Advanced breeding methods and a novel endophyte combine to offer agricultural producers a new alternative for winter grazing.

The Cowboy Way

Rancher Kent Moore has formed a lifelong relationship with Noble Research Institute.

Fantastic Forages

Noble Research Institute associate professors Rujin Chen and Kiran Mysore use mutant varieties of Medicago truncatula to discover genes impacting plant functions like forage quality, nitrogen fixation and plant architecture.

Growth Potential

More and more, farmers and ranchers are planting pecan orchards, hoping to grow a brighter financial future. In support of the pecan growers, Charles Rohla, Ph.D., builds on more than 30 years of pecan research tradition at the Noble Research Institute, studying ways to maximize the wonder nut's production and developing more effective management strategies.

A Global Classroom

Noble Research Institute Research Scientist Rao Uppalapati, Ph.D., has created a biofuels lesson plan for the University of Oklahoma's K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal that will be available worldwide in June.

Launching a Career

When China native Chang-Jun Liu arrived at the Noble Research Institute in 1999 for a four-year postdoctoral fellowship, he fully expected to broaden his research experience and abilities. He also surmised he would learn about life in America. It was his first experience outside his homeland. What he received was more than even he expected.

The Seeds of Success

Sam Noble Scholarships change lives of area students and the future of agriculture.