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It Takes Two (or More): Understanding Pecan Tree Dichogamy

To succeed with pecan trees, it helps to understand the unique nature of how they flower and reproduce. Cross-pollination with the right combination of tree types is key.

Top 12 Things to Consider Before Building a Cattle Handling Facility

Properly designed and thought-out facilities will be safe for the producer and animal and will allow for cattle to be easily worked in a timely fashion.

Exclosures for Preventing Beaver Damage

Exclosures provide an effective means to prevent beavers from plugging pond overflow pipes and cutting individual trees.

Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Selects Peterson as President

Noble Research Institute public relations coordinator Robyn Peterson was recently elected as president of the Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Association (OCW) for the 2019-2020 year.

Knowing Your Ranch Can Promote Accuracy in Estimating Grazeable Acres

While mapping software and aerial images help analyze grazeable acres, a Noble Research Institute grazing study shows there’s no substitute for knowing your ranch at ground level.

How to Recognize Grafted and Native Pecan Trees for Best Management of Your Orchard

Management needs differ among pecan cultivars. Management between natives and improved pecans can differ dramatically as well.

Overcoming Barriers to Entry for the Next Generation of Ranchers

As U.S. farmers age, 70% of farmland could change hands by 2031. Effective transition to the next generation requires overcoming several barriers to entry.

Why Ecosystems and Their Management Are the Essence of Land Stewardship

The more we use systems thinking in land stewardship, the more we reduce unintended consequences of management decisions on soil health and ecosystem services.

Getting Back To Cattle

Joe and Jeannie Dobson return to their roots to enjoy the family land after years of city life.

Building On Tradition

Tim Montz and family continue growing their pecan business after nearly 40 years.