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2017 Archive

Scientists receive $5 million grant to identify, study genes that help legumes access nutrients from soil

Scientists at the Noble Research Institute, Boyce Thompson Institute, Clemson University, Texas Woman's University, University of Delaware and University of North Texas have collaborated on a project that recently received a four-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Miles selected for national cattlemen's 'Top of the Class' program

Noble Research Institute cattle and technology research associate Austin Miles has been selected as one of five to participate in the seventh session of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Top of the Class program.

Return of the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Lady beetles appear in southern Oklahoma almost every fall. Oklahoma State University Extension offers information on how they got here and how to manage them.

The solution for agricultural research funding shortfall may be found through private philanthropy

Agriculture is critical to society – it provides the raw materials that feed and clothe us all – but we need new sources of funding to build the United States' public agricultural research capacity....

What to Consider When Buying Land for Specialty Agriculture

Options for growing specialty crops are limited by what a property can support. Consider soil, water, climate and location when buying land for specialty crop production.

Questions to Ask When Choosing Crop Land

Consider terrain, soil type and fertility, water, weed and brush encroachment, and forage resources before buying land with the goal of crop or hay production.

How to Evaluate Property for Raising Cattle

When buying land with the goal of producing cattle, consider stocking rate, forage quality and type, soil type and fertility, terrain and slope of the land, water sources in each pasture, number of pastures and traps, working pen availability and condition, fence condition and type, and other infrastructure.

Landowner Resources in Texas and Oklahoma

Resources for landowners with white-tailed deer management goals.

What to Know When Negotiating a Land Transaction

Avoid surprises during a land transaction by considering economic factors, such as the prices of depreciable assets and who will pay what at closing.

Funding the Answers to Farmers' Questions

Agricultural research is essential to society, yet it lacks adequate public funding for keeping pace with challenges facing farmers, ranchers and, ultimately, consumers.