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Carolyn Young

A native of New Zealand, Carolyn Young, Ph.D., leads a mycology lab at the Noble Research Institute with the goal of producing improved forage grasses, a staple of grazing livestock.

New journal tabs Noble Research Institute scientist as first editor

Noble Research Institute Associate Professor Carolyn Young, Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Phytobiomes journal.

New Opportunities

Advanced breeding methods and a novel endophyte combine to offer agricultural producers a new alternative for winter grazing.

The Unseen Revolution

Microscopic organisms within plants hold the potential to change agriculture forever.

Noble Research Institute scientist recognized for alfalfa disease research

Noble Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Chakradhar Mattupalli, Ph.D., has been nominated as one of five American Phytopathological Society (APS) Schroth Faces of the Future.

Cracking Pecan's Problems

One of the first Americans to appreciate the flavor of pecans was George Washington, who planted the stately trees on the lawns of Mount Vernon in 1775. Yet true cultivation of the nuts wouldn't...

April 16 to April 22: Learning and Teaching

By definition, a researcher is one who dedicates their career to learning, exploring, asking questions and finding answers. At the Noble Research Institute, these life-long learners also enjoy...

Drones on the Farm

Mike Komp explains why farmers and ranchers might be interested in using drones and drone-based sensors.

Research Shows Promise to Help Growers Better Control Pecan Scab

Noble Research Institute researchers are studying ways to combat the pecan scab disease that decimates pecan orchards every year.

Noble Research Institute Promotes Young to Professor

Noble Research Institute researcher Carolyn Young, Ph.D., was recently promoted to professor.

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's the Future.

On a cold, but sunny October day, nearly 100 4-H students filed into the Ardmore Convention Center for their Southeast District Leadership Conference. What would be a day filled with leadership...

Cotton root rot inhibits alfalfa stand longevity

Alfalfa stands within the Southern Great Plains are often infested with cotton root rot, causing heavily affected fields to be taken out of production within two to three years.

Alliance provides seed quality control

In 2012, the Alliance for Grassland Renewal was formed, in part to make sure that producers are getting what they pay for when purchasing nontoxic-endophyte-infected tall fescue varieties.

Alliance offers 1-day tall fescue renovation schools

The Alliance for Grassland Renewal will host a novel tall fescue renovation school from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 28, in Welch, Oklahoma.

Soil microbes can suppress plant disease

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of soil microbes and how they could help control cotton root rot in alfalfa.

How to Identify and Control Pecan Scab

Pecan scab is the most economically important disease of pecan in the southeastern U.S. and can significantly impact the amount of quality pecans produced in a season.

Stalking a Root Rot Disease From the Sky

Drones are helping researchers better understand cotton root rot disease in alfalfa and how to manage it.