2010 Archive

Environmental Considerations When Burning

When planning a prescribed burn, there are many environmental factors to consider including topography, fuel loads and weather.

Advantages of a Business Plan for Small Farm Operations

Small farms should manage their operations similarly to larger agricultural enterprises to ensure long-term sustainability. To achieve this goal, substantial planning and development of a comprehensive business plan is key.

Producer's Perspective: Winter Supplementation

During winters in Texas and Oklahoma, grass quality decreases to the point that most cattle producers have to provide supplemental feed for their cattle.

Destined for the Role

Recently named director, Charles Brummer, Ph.D., leads the Forage Improvement Division into the next generation of plant breeding

Partners in Success

Collaborations are moving scientific and agricultural research to the farmer's doorstep and the world.

Pursuing Dreams

The Noble Research Institute's Basic AG program provides sound education to first-time agricultural producers.

The Unseen Revolution

Microscopic organisms within plants hold the potential to change agriculture forever.


Recent discovery holds potential for biofuel production and forage crops.

Wheat: Graze It Out or Go For Grain?

If you planted wheat in the fall, then January brings you close to a decision time on whether to graze it out or keep it for grain. This decision is based on many factors, including value of gain for livestock, grain prices, potential grain yield of the field and presence or absence of certain hard-to-control weeds if you decide to go for grain.

Cool-season Grasses and Their Fungal Companions

Here at the Noble Research Institute, we take the mission to improve forages and forage systems very seriously. For the benefit of regional ranchers, the ultimate achievement would be to provide a year-round grazing system that could utilize a perennial cool-season grass.