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Getting Back To Cattle

Joe and Jeannie Dobson return to their roots to enjoy the family land after years of city life.

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.

Pecan Research at the Noble Research Institute | Scab, Cultivar Genetics, Irrigation Studies

Noble's Manager of the Center for Pecans and Specialty Agriculture, Dr. Charles Rohla, brings us up to date on some of the pecan projects currently active at the Institute.

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...

Welcome to the Backyard

The Noble Research Institute is building a backyard. Four, actually. Cars zip by the agricultural research institution's campus on Highway 199 east of Ardmore, Oklahoma, every day. Now, just before...

National research project receives historic funding, set to advance DNA fingerprint system in pecans

Six national institutions have become the first multistate and multidisciplinary study to receive funding specifically to work on pecans.

A Shared Cause

Oklahoma State University and the Noble Research Institute build on a 70-year legacy of collaboration as they serve their home state and beyond.

Moveable hoop houses provide flexibility, versatility

Hoop houses (high tunnels) have long been used by agricultural producers to extend the growing season and to establish crops earlier as compared to crops grown in the field.

More than Plows, Cows, and Sows

When Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture manager Charles Rohla asked me to help at this year's Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association Convention, I was elated to expand my knowledge on this specialty crop.

A Center for All

The new Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture adds opportunities for ag education and collaboration

Growth Potential

More and more, farmers and ranchers are planting pecan orchards, hoping to grow a brighter financial future. In support of the pecan growers, Charles Rohla, Ph.D., builds on more than 30 years of pecan research tradition at the Noble Research Institute, studying ways to maximize the wonder nut's production and developing more effective management strategies.