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Johnson Receives Soil Health, Conservation Leader Award

Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultant Jim Johnson received the 2019 Oklahoma Association of Conservation District (OACD) President’s Award. He was honored at the association’s annual meeting in February.

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Noble Research Institute Celebrates 75 Years

ARDMORE, Okla. — Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of Noble Research Institute and the beginning of a year-long celebration of agricultural producers, the land that provides...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2013
  • October

Five basic principles increase soil health

Are you a cattle manager, a grass manager or a soil manager? Many cattlemen view livestock as their base crop through the sale of beef. Others view grass as their base crop. While management of...
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  • 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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  • 2017
  • August

Cover Crop Economic Considerations

Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.

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  • 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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  • 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.