Articles

2017 Archive

Landowner Resources in Texas and Oklahoma

Resources for landowners with white-tailed deer management goals.

Selecting Land to Optimize Wildlife Goals

Although most tracts of land offer wildlife management opportunities, wildlife goals are more easily attained on some properties than others. Consider native plant communities, habitat, surrounding area and property size.

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.

Backyard Farming: Raised Bed and Container Materials

Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute, talks about the pros and cons of different materials available for raised bed and container garden construction. 

Backyard Farming: Irrigation Options

Josh Brown from Irrigation-Mart shows a variety of drip and spray irrigation products suitable for your backyard farm or container garden.

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.

Drones on the Farm

Mike Komp explains why farmers and ranchers might be interested in using drones and drone-based sensors.

Ag Tools on the Go

Farmers and ranchers can use the free "Ag Tools" application to help them make routine decisions in the field. The app offers 13 calculators that would be useful to cattle producers and other land managers.

A Brand New Era

On May 1, 2017, Lloyd Noble's organization took its first step toward becoming a new type of nonprofit public charity called an agricultural research institute, or ARO.

The 40-year-long Look

Dan Childs, the Noble Research Institute's longest tenured agricultural consultant, revisits the organization's past and looks toward its future.