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Never Fear Challenges

Within the Noble Research Institute core values exist three simple words: "Never fear challenges." We will not let the threat of failure or the perceived size of a task deter us from venturing into the unknown. This perspective changes how we approach problems and unleashes our ability to solve them.

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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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  • 2017
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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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  • 2020
  • Spring 2020

How to Take a Soil Sample

If you’re ready to start soil testing, but aren’t sure where to send your samples, you can send them to Noble Research Institute’s Ag Testing Services.

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The Road to Renewal

The 2019 annual report offers a glimpse into the journey of ranchers on the road of regenerative agriculture, the process of rebuilding degraded soils using practices based on ecological principles.

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A Fork in the Road

Challenges facing agriculture include land productivity in the face of climate variability, profitability and debt, and the declining population of farmers and ranchers.

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How Does Soil Health Prevent Flooding and Drought?

Jim Johnson, a senior soils and crops consultant at Noble Research Institute, walks us through a rainfall simulation experiment. Can practicing soil health prevent flooding or drought? Is soil...
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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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  • 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...