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Scientists at the Noble Research Institute have developed the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox (available at: alfalfatoolbox.org) as a comprehensive, web-based portal to address practical challenges for alfalfa production and accelerate breeding to develop new enhanced cultivars with better performance.
Peter DiGennaro, Ph.D., from the University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology, presented "Functional Genomics at the Plant-Nematode Interface" as part of the Research Seminar Series.
Brent Weiss has learned about feed efficiency, fire, feral hogs and more, during his time as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture.
Genomic technologies make it possible to tap into a plant’s natural abilities to grow more efficiently in drought, nutrient-limited environments and other challenging circumstances.
By finding the right combination of genes available in nature and the timing of the genes being turned on, we are able to help a plant better adapt to variable weather or to better utilize the water and nutrients in the soil.
Bermudagrass is a common warm-season perennial grass used in agriculture and for turf. Improving nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is a common target of bermudagrass breeding programs.
Noble’s research economist and legume plant breeder earn promotions for ongoing contributions to their respective research fields and Noble’s mission.