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  • 2016
  • November

Grazing cover crops requires management and balance

Mixed-species forage crops can have similar benefits as traditional cover crops.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • February

Organic matter serves important role in soil health

The contributions of soil organic matter and how to maintain or increase it.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • August

Cover Crops: A Tool in Agricultural Production

Cover crops are a tool in agricultural production just as tractors and herbicides are tools. When used correctly and with purpose, they can be effective. When used incorrectly or with unrealistic expectations, they can be harmful.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • August

Is Prescribed Fire a Friend or Foe to Soil Health?

Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.

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Cover Crop Series: Browntop Millet

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews one of his favorite grass cover crops: Browntop Millet.

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New national research initiative aims to improve cover crops

WASHINGTON DC — The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and Noble Research Institute launched a national cover crop initiative today during a special press conference at the National...
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To boldy go to the next new frontier, look down

As we continue to stargaze, dreaming of the great mysteries above us, we have another historic exploration opportunity. One that is closer. One that requires us to look down, not up. In the 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci said, "We know more about the movement of the celestial bodies than the soil underfoot." More than 500 years later, this fact remains true.

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  • Legacy
  • 2017
  • Winter

Perspective from a Cover Crop Research Funder

Sally Rockey, Ph.D., Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research executive director, shares her perspective on why FFAR's and the Noble Research Institute's investment in cover crops, and ultimately soil health, is important.

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