2009 Archive

The Future of Hunting Is In Danger

The year is 2015 and after years of debate among conservation organizations, pro-hunting organizations, animal rights activists and antihunting groups, all forms of hunting in the United States have been banned by the federal government. Is this a real possibility?

Planning for Fall and Winter Forage

Those of us who planted winter pasture this September are enjoying excellent pasture conditions with stocking rates of 400-600 pounds of beef per acre. This is likely the best fall you have seen since 1994.

Exploring the World of Viruses

For two decades, the Noble Research Institute has pioneered plant virus research, seeking to better understand these often feared forces of nature.

Maintaining Your Operation

Preventive and corrective maintenance for tractors and other equipment is a routine on the farm. From a soil and crops perspective, let's look at some maintenance that needs to be performed on your operation.

Helping Agriculture in a Time of Change

In 1945, Lloyd Noble established Noble Research Institute to provide support and education for farmers and ranchers in an effort to better their lives and secure the land for future generations.

Feel Like Sneezing?

Juniper pollen is a major cause of seasonal allergies, but the exact number of people negatively affected by junipers is unknown.

Cattle Cycle Book Benefits Producers

Having a good working knowledge of the cattle cycle is one of the keys for economic success in the livestock business. This is true whether one is in a cow-calf operation, a forage grazing operation, a feedyard operation or a beef cattle slaughter/processing company.

Using GPS to Measure Fine-scale Deer Movements

Knowledge of movement behaviors of white-tailed deer helps us better understand their needs and requirements, and enables us to develop better management strategies for the species.

Building on Experience

Mary Sue Butler Clyne brings unique experiences to the nonresident fellows program, a program brings together an exceptional group of scientists, researchers and industry leaders from around the country to perform a candid review of the programs within each of the Noble Research Institute's three operating divisions.

From Mendel to Molecules

Scientists in Monteros' group at the Noble Research Institute are using molecular breeding to try to improve traits that involve multiple genes, including biomass production under drought conditions and the ability to grow in soils with aluminum toxicity problems.