Areas of Research

Agronomy

Agronomy

Focus is improving the establishment and production of forage crops and designing sustainable management plans for forages developed by Noble Research Institute plant breeders.

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Applied Agriculture

Applied Agriculture

A multidisciplinary program that develops and demonstrates technologies and practices that can be implemented by agricultural producers in the Southern Great Plains.

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Cell Biology and Plant Development

Cell Biology and Plant Development

Studies seek to learn more about the mechanisms that control root and shoot growth, seedling emergence, and light absorption for photosynthesis.

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Genomics

Genomics

Programs encompass both the creation and use of a variety of research tools to explore and decipher the complexities of plant and microbe growth, development and function.

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Plant Breeding

Plant Breeding

A broad range of practices are used to create new varieties of plants with increased productivity or traits that provide value to agricultural production systems in the Southern Great Plains.

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Plant-Microbe Interactions

Plant-Microbe Interactions

Researchers study viruses, fungal pathogens, endophytes and mycorrhizae, and how these microbes affect plant productivity, stress tolerance and disease resistance.

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Plant Nutrition

Plant Nutrition

Studies seek a better understanding of the molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying how plants take up nutrients from the soil and use them to grow.

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Plant Physiology

Plant Physiology

Studies investigate the organism-scale biological processes crucial to plant growth and environmental response, a key to plant improvement.

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Plant Transformation and Genome Editing

Plant Transformation and Genome Editing

Technology offers the ability to make targeted changes in plant DNA to develop forages with beneficial traits such as drought tolerance and improved livestock digestibility.

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Translational

Translational

Researchers "translate" or move knowledge acquired from basic research, done mainly in model plants, into crop plants to improve their agronomic performance.

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