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  • 2014
  • Fall

Soil = Life

Lloyd Noble established the Noble Research Institute in 1945 as a way to safeguard the soil and foster land stewardship. This year, the Noble Research Institute and The Farm Foundation launched the Soil Renaissance to reawaken the nation's focus on soil and soil health.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • July

Wise management practices improve soil quality

Surface soil produces our food and is vital for life. This precious resource is often called "skin of the Earth" and, just like skin, it is important to protect and maintain its quality.
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  • 2013
  • June

Healthy soil aids drought and flood management

Other than the lack or abundance of precipitation, the reason for droughts and floods is the soil's inability to effectively absorb and release water.
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  • Legacy Magazine
  • 2014
  • Fall

More Than Just Dirt

Without soil, there are no plants and no livestock that consume plants. There are no people who consume plants and livestock. There is no society. Soil is the foundation. It is life, and we're running out of it.
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  • 2013
  • October

New testing methods measure soil organics

Traditional soil test methods have typically involved treating a soil sample with various acids and other reagents to extract a portion of the inorganic nutrients in the soil. This can hopefully be done with as few processes as possible to be fast and cheap, and fit the industrial model.
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  • 2016
  • Fall

Digging Deep

One of the Noble Research Institute's new research clusters aims to better understand plant growth and development.
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  • 2017
  • November

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.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • December

Best Pecans Cultivars for Oklahoma, Texas

Charles Rohla, Ph.D., shares information to help pecan growers choose the best cultivars to grow in Oklahoma and Texas.

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  • 2017
  • December

Know the Soil's Condition Before Reseeding Rangeland

Soil health plays an important role in successful rangeland plantings. Here is what's happening above and below ground.

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  • 2018
  • February

Studying How Cover Crops, Tillage Affect the Life in Soil

Kelly Craven, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbial symbiology, discusses his work with agronomist James Rogers, Ph.D., to better understand the impacts of cover cropping and tillage practices on the microbial communities, and ultimately the health, of Oklahoma soils.