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It Wasn't Wild Onion

The plant identification skills of Mike Proctor, research associate, helped save a poisoning victim.

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's the Future.

On a cold, but sunny October day, nearly 100 4-H students filed into the Ardmore Convention Center for their Southeast District Leadership Conference. What would be a day filled with leadership...

Brush encroachment provides clues about soil health

Brush encroachment is a common problem across the landscape these days.

Mobile app aids prescribed burn management

Prescribed fire is a powerful tool that can be used to achieve management goals and manipulate vegetation. When conducting a burn, good communication between the burn crew members is critical for conducting it safely.

The Basics of How GPS Works and an Activity to Try at Home

Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute ag technology research associate, explains the basics behind how GPS helps calculate your location and offers a demonstration activity.

Why Natural History Collections and Surveys Matter Today

Century-old plant samples in Oklahoma’s natural history collections help today’s researchers study ecosystem health, biodiversity, climate and more.

Knowing Your Ranch Can Promote Accuracy in Estimating Grazeable Acres

While mapping software and aerial images help analyze grazeable acres, a Noble Research Institute grazing study shows there’s no substitute for knowing your ranch at ground level.

7 Things Research Tells Us About Northern Bobwhite and What They Need

Northern bobwhite quail populations have been declining since 1967. Noble Research Institute studied trends in population as they relate to environmental conditions or factors, such as encroachment of woody species.

Track Annual Changes in Range Vegetation With Online Tool

The Rangeland Analysis Platform can be a useful tool to assess vegetation in the Western U.S. and Great Plains, helping land managers and range ecologists build resilient rangelands.