Maria Monteros, Ph.D. News
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.
The Noble Research Institute offers assistance, continues research for drought-stricken Southern Great Plains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
By finding the right combination of genes available in nature and the timing of the genes being turned on, we are able to help a plant better adapt to variable weather or to better utilize the water and nutrients in the soil.
A Noble Research Institute team has developed a DNA fingerprint for pecan that facilitates the identification of cultivars.
Scientists at the Noble Research Institute have developed the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox (available at: alfalfatoolbox.org) as a comprehensive, web-based portal to address practical challenges for alfalfa production and accelerate breeding to develop new enhanced cultivars with better performance.
Genomic technologies make it possible to tap into a plant’s natural abilities to grow more efficiently in drought, nutrient-limited environments and other challenging circumstances.