Areas of Research
Focus is improving the establishment and production of forage crops and designing sustainable management plans for forages developed by Noble Foundation plant breeders.
Studies seek to learn more about the mechanisms that control root and shoot growth, seedling emergence, and light absorption for photosynthesis.
A broad range of practices are used to create new varieties of plants with increased productivity or traits that provide value to agricultural production systems in the Southern Great Plains.
Studies seek a better understanding of the molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying how plants take up nutrients from the soil and use them to grow.
Technology offers the ability to make targeted changes in plant DNA to develop forages with beneficial traits such as drought tolerance and improved livestock digestibility.