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Xuefeng Ma, Ph.D. News

New researcher takes reins of historic Noble program

Xuefeng Ma, Ph.D., joined the Noble Research Institute this year as a new principal investigator and became only the sixth researcher in the last 60 years to lead the organization's small grains breeding program.

Digging Deep

One of the Noble Research Institute's new research clusters aims to better understand plant growth and development.

A Razorback's Home Run

Major League Baseball's official season has begun, and I'm ashamed to say I know very little about the sport even though it's the All-American game and there's a legacy of love for it in my family....

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.

Researcher Profile: Xuefeng Ma, Ph.D.

Thousands of miles away from the small Chinese village where Xuefeng Ma, Ph.D., grew up, his work at Noble Research Institute has brought him full circle to lessons learned as a child.

Improving Winter Hardiness in Oat

NF402 and Heavy Grazer II have both shown excellent winter hardiness when compared to other oat cultivars grown in the Southern Great Plains.

Goals for Small Grains Breeding at Noble Research Institute

The primary goal of Noble Research Institute’s Small Grains Breeding Program is to develop small grains cultivars with increased grazing tolerance, winter hardiness, forage yield and forage quality to benefit livestock production.