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From Mendel to Molecules

Scientists in Monteros' group at the Noble Research Institute are using molecular breeding to try to improve traits that involve multiple genes, including biomass production under drought conditions and the ability to grow in soils with aluminum toxicity problems.

Scientists study plant-microbe interactions in switchgrass

How do you grow healthier, hardier plants for livestock and people? One answer may lie in the relationship between naturally occurring, beneficial microbes and prairie grass commonly seen in the Great Plains.

Feeding and Fueling the World

When it comes to making better forage for food and fuel, Joe Bouton, Ph.D., has a lot of tools at his disposal. And he uses every one of them.

Less is More

Noble Research Institute researchers search for ways to develop crop plants that require fewer finite resources.

Fields of Green

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.

Partners in Success

Collaborations are moving scientific and agricultural research to the farmer's doorstep and the world.

Small Grains Big Promise

The Noble Research Institute's oldest research program continues to provide farmers new varieties of crops.

Small Grains Breeding at Noble Research Institute

Small grains breeding has been an integral part of the Noble Research Institute work since the early 1950s.

In First Place: Malay Saha, Ph.D.

Meet Malay Saha, Ph.D., professor in the grass genomics laboratory.

Forage Yields from 2008-2009 Ryegrass Variety Trials

The ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L) variety testing program is designed to provide up-to-date performance information to cooperators and producers in Oklahoma and Texas about ryegrass varieties that...

Forage Yields from 2008-2009 Small Grains Variety Trial

The small grains variety testing program which includes oats, rye, triticale and wheat is designed to provide up-to-date performance information to producers in Oklahoma and Texas about varieties...

Drought Tolerance: An Important Characteristic for Tall Fescue Persistence

Drought is the most crucial constraint to crop productivity. Most of Earth’s surface area is not suitable for crop production due to severe water limitations, and the scenario is likely to get worse especially in the southern Midwest and southeastern United States. Recent climate models suggest an increase in aridity in many areas of the world. More than 35 percent of the world’s land is considered arid or semiarid. Even in areas of high rainfall, crops experience water stress due to uneven rainfall distribution. Drought can cause significant crop yield loss and under severe conditions up to 100 percent crop loss is experienced.

Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Bermudagrass

Bermudagrass is a common warm-season perennial grass used in agriculture and for turf. Improving nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is a common target of bermudagrass breeding programs.

11 Forage Cultivars That Grow Well on the Great Plains

Forage cultivars that work well on the Great Plains, including rye, wheat, oat, clover, crabgrass, tall fescue and triticale, are now available!