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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2018
  • October 2018

Look for These Soil Health Indicators in the Field

Soil color and structure, the presence of biological activity like earthworms and dung beetles, rooting resistance, and soil smell can help farmers and ranchers determine the health of their soils.

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  • 2019
  • March 2019

5 Reasons Why Soil Biology Matters on the Farm

Success and long-term viability for most agricultural enterprises ultimately hinges on the health of their soil. This is true for beef operations in the Southern Great Plains to row crop farms in the Midwest.

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  • 2019
  • July 2019

The Why, What and How of Overseeding Annual Crops in Perennial Pastures

Before you overseed a perennial pasture with an annual crop, determine your goals, what type of perennial crop you have and your planting method.

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  • 2019
  • October 2019

Not All Rainfall Is Effective

Generally speaking, a 1% increase in organic matter corresponds to an increase in soil water-holding capacity by about 20,000 gallons of water per acre.

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  • Legacy Magazine
  • 2019
  • Winter 2019

Noble Land Stewardship Program Aims to Help Ranchers Put Numbers to the Value They Bring to Society

When asked about his cow-calf operation in Blooming Grove, Texas, Gary Price doesn’t open with the number of cows he runs or the breed he raises. Instead, he starts with the soil, describing...
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  • 2018
  • Winter 2018

Bill Buckner Benefits the Ag Community, Starting With Soil Health

Wayne Honeycutt, Ph.D., Soil Health Institute president and CEO, says Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, has significantly contributed to the surge of national and international interest in soil health.

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  • 2018
  • Winter 2018

Bill Buckner As the Modern Agriculture Advocate

Jay Vroom, chief information officer of Vroom Leigh Agriculture, LLC and former CEO of CropLife America, describes Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, as a life-long advocate for modern agriculture.