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Maria Monteros, Ph.D. News

Scientists create new 'toolbox' to better study alfalfa

To help accelerate alfalfa research and cultivar development, scientists at the Noble Research Institute have developed the Alfalfa Breeder’s Toolbox. This comprehensive, web-based portal serves as a community resource that will allow alfalfa breeders and the research community to share, access and visualize data about alfalfa.

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...

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.

Scientists announce genetic advancements in alfalfa research

Alfalfa, the queen of forages, has held secrets for centuries. Now, those genetic mysteries are being unlocked for plant breeders seeking to make the forage crop hardier and higher quality.

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.

No Rain on the Plains

The Noble Research Institute offers assistance, continues research for drought-stricken Southern 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.

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.