Michael Udvardi, 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.
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.
Michael Udvardi, Ph.D., leads a team uncovering the secrets of beneficial plant and soil bacteria interactions.
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.
Researchers at Noble Research Institute and Michigan State University (MSU) recently received a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Noble Research Institute chief scientific officer Michael Udvardi, Ph.D., was recently recognized as a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher.
Scientists receive $5 million grant to identify, study genes that help legumes access nutrients from soil
Scientists at the Noble Research Institute, Boyce Thompson Institute, Clemson University, Texas Woman's University, University of Delaware and University of North Texas have collaborated on a project that recently received a four-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The Noble Research Institute’s mission is to deliver solutions to great agricultural challenges, which are significant threats to the viability of agriculture in the Southern Great Plains and beyond. Three focus challenges include economic uncertainty, soil health, and education and training.
Scientists are working to improve plants and offer other solutions so that farmers and ranchers don’t need as much synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.
One of the greatest challenges facing agriculture is economic uncertainty. Farmers and ranchers can mitigate economic risk by building resiliency in their operations, and Noble research aims to help.
Nitrogen fertilizers are necessary but also costly. Researchers are looking into ways to improve plants' natural abilities to efficiently use nitrogen.