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  • Annual Report
  • 2018

What Are Great Challenges?

Noble Research Institute’s mission is “to deliver solutions to great agricultural challenges,” and, in 2018, the organization identified three challenges that frame Noble’s research and education.

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Scientists announce genetic advancements in alfalfa research

Alfalfa, the queen of forages, has held secrets for centuries. Now, those genetic mysteries are being unlocked for plant breeders seeking to make the forage crop hardier and higher quality.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • January

Rangelands produce important ecosystem services

About 35 percent of U.S. lands are classified as rangeland, they provide our society with a variety of goods and services that support our standard of living and quality of life.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • May

Wetlands provide ecological and economic benefits

Wetlands are an important, yet often overlooked, resource as they provide several ecosystem service and provide habitat for several wildlife species.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • May

Aquatic Plant Spotlight: Longleaf Pondweed

Longleaf pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus) is a native, perennial aquatic plant common to the Southern Great Plains. It is rooted and typically does not grow in water more than about 5 feet deep. It has...
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • July 2018

Find Out Why and How to Burn at Great Plains Fire Summit

Many decisions go into planning a safe and effective prescribed burn that meets your management goals. You will need to determine your burn objectives and consider the weather as well as personnel and equipment needs. You’ll also need to prepare firebreaks, something that ranks high on the list to safely conduct a burn.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • July 2018

3 Things to Know When Using Both Fire and Grazing on the Ranch

Many land managers incorporate prescribed fires into a management plan alongside grazing livestock. Other land managers feel it is not feasible to graze and burn on the same operation. But when prescribed fire is used strategically, its benefits outweigh any negatives.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • June 2018

Why Roots Matter to Soil, Plants and You

The Noble Research Institute is screening natural diversity for root traits in crop and pasture species. With new knowledge, breeding programs can release cultivars with improved root systems.

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