Researchers from across the Noble Research Institute join forces through the Forage 365 initiative with the goal of providing year-round livestock grazing and reducing ranchers' dependence on buying hay.
Dr. James Rogers talks about the two grazing studies that the Noble Research Institute is conducting at its Pasture Demonstration Farm.
Kelly Craven, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbial symbiology, discusses his work with agronomist James Rogers, Ph.D., to better understand the impacts of cover cropping and tillage practices on the microbial communities, and ultimately the health, of Oklahoma soils.
One of the major forage research emphasis areas here at the Noble Research Institute is developing perennial cool-season grass grazing systems that will take the place of annual cool-season forage systems.
The goal of many graziers is to increase forage production and utilization. A key component of increasing utilization is the ability to accurately determine forage mass. While some seasoned practitioners have a keen ability to visually estimate forage mass, the rest of us need some objective help.
When the rain falls, here are some tips and strategies that will help you capture and use as much of it as you can.
The Noble Research Institute shares results from its on-farm study comparing the production and economics of clean-till and no-till methods for establishing cereal rye pasture for grazing.
Stockpiling defers a forage from grazing to allow it to accumulate forage mass for grazing during fall and winter.
A study suggests that current selection tools, such as genomic testing and expected progeny differences (EPDs), for feed intake should be useful in selecting low-intake replacement females for forage-based production systems.
Hay can be expensive, but here is a strategy for cattle producers with bermudagrass pastures to extend the grazing season.
A research study investigating the use of cover crops and tilled and no-till beef cattle grazing systems leads to more questions about crop rotations, species, economics and soil health.
Noble researchers are using sensors to gain a better understanding of the effects of tillage and cover crops on soil moisture, temperature, erosion and organic carbon.
James Rogers, Ph.D., associate professor of forage systems, is testing how cover crops can be grown as summer forage.
Noble Research Institute researchers have been looking at two methods in cow-calf production to extend the grazing season on bermudagrass-based pastures and reduce winter feeding of stored feeds.