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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Challenges facing agriculture include land productivity in the face of climate variability, profitability and debt, and the declining population of farmers and ranchers.
For most agricultural enterprises, success and long-term viability ultimately hinges on soil health.