Choosing a Wheat Variety

This week Josh gets the hot seat by giving us the low-down on wheat variety selection. So many factors go into the selection of a wheat variety that works best for each operation. Soil pH, planting date, first hollow stem, soil temperature are all discussed, along with the aspects of graze out, dual purpose and grain only management styles.

Choosing a Wheat Variety

 
 
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Educator Spotlight: Greg Highfill

This week we get the pleasure of interview, Greg Highfill, Woods County Ag Extension Educator. Greg has an extensive history in OSU Extension. From his initial role in extension as a 4H Educator in Woodward County to Area Livestock Specialist in Enid and then on to Woods County, Greg has wore many hats over the years. Join us for a conversation with one of OSU Extensions most experienced educators.

Episode Resources:

Woods County OSU Extension Website

Educator Spotlight: Greg Highfill
Educator Spotlight

 
 
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Alfalfa Establishment and Maintenance

This week your hosts will focus on the establishment and maintenance of Alfalfa. We invited Tommy Puffinbarger, Alfalfa County OSU Extension Educator, back to give us his perspective on alfalfa production. Tommy has lifelong experience in alfalfa production and hails from a county that is often the top hay producer in the state of Oklahoma.

Show notes:

Alfalfa Stand Establishment PSS-2089

Selecting Alfalfa Varieties PSS-2062

Alfalfa Autotoxicity PSS-2061

Alfalfa Production Guide for the Southern Great Plains E-826

Alfalfa Establishment and Maintenance

 
 
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Educator Spotlight: Tommy Puffinbarger

This week we had a fun conversation with the Alfalfa County OSU Extension Educator, Tommy Puffinbarger. Tommy is an Ag/4H educator in Alfalfa county, where he was born and raised. Tommy has a vast knowledge of agronomy, animal science, and youth development. We discussed some of Tommy’s highlight programs in his career and dove into some of his personal interests. Sit back and enjoy this entertaining conversation!

Show Notes:

Alfalfa County OSU Extension Website

Educator Spotlight: Tommy Puffinbarger
Educator Spotlight

 
 
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Double Crop Talk: Weed Control and Grazing

This week your hosts discuss weed control in double crops. Herbicide selection and management were the main topics with some tips about application in hot conditions. How does stress play a role the effectiveness of a herbicide? What is the value of these crops as forage? What are the implications of grazing a crop that was meant to produce grain? Nitrate Toxicity and prussic acid poisoning are reviewed as timely topics for summer grazers.

Episode links:

Nitrate Toxicity in Livestock (PSS-2903)

Prussic Acid Poisoning in Livestock (PSS-2904)

Understanding Herbicide MoA (PSS-2778)

Soybean Weed Management (PSS-2794)

Soybean Herbicide Options without Dicamba (PSS-2195)

Soybean Pre-Mix Herbicides (CR-2781)

Dr. Brent Bean, Sorghum Checkoff: Sorghum Yield Loss

Grazing Sorghum after Harvest (PSS-2607)

Double Crop Talk: Weed Control and Grazing

 
 
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Fly Control: 5 Things to Know

In this episode, your hosts discuss fly control in beef cattle. Topics that are covered include 1) Identification of the insect, 2) Why control and what are the impacts of no control?, 3) When are flies a problem?, 4) What methods of control are available?, and 5) Resistance Prevention.

Episode Resources:

Recent Livestock and Horn Flies Sunup segment

OSU Livestock Bugs Website featuring information on flies that affect beef cattle

Beef Cattle Ectoparasites Factsheet

Vet PestX is an educational resource for all people dealing with livestock. This resource lists all available insecticide chemicals and their active ingredients of each product which helps to ensure chemical rotation can be achieved.

Fly Control: 5 Things to Know

 
 
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Harvest Memories

In this episode, Trent, Josh, and Dana reminisce about crop harvests of the pasts. Dana recalls memories from Nebraska fall corn and soybean harvest while Josh and Trent lend their experiences from a variety of crops grown in Oklahoma. Josh highlights unique perspectives from picking watermelons and Trent recalls fighting his brother for the best piece of equipment. Harvest isn’t all fun and games but in the end it’s often a family affair.

Harvest Memories

 
 
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Forage Management in Dry Times

In this episode, your hosts discuss ecological variability across Oklahoma, forage production, and forage management. Areas of Oklahoma have slipped into a drier period and forage production has been affected. The hosts cover the difficulty of managing stocking rate for dry times.

Forage Management in Dry Times

 
 
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Hot Shot Episode: Dicamba Update & Beef Webinar Series

Welcome to the first Hot Shot Episode where we cover hot topics of interest. In this episode, Dana highlights an upcoming webinar series by the OSU Beef Extension Team based on Forage Management. Josh follows with a summary on the recent rulings about dicamba use.

Links of Interest:

Rancher’s Thursday Lunchtime Series on Forage Management

Herbicide Options for Soybeans

Herbicide Options for Cotton

Hot Shot Episode: Dicamba Update & Beef Webinar Series

 
 
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Warm Season Crops

In this episode, your hosts talk about summer crops. What are the differences in true summer crops or those put in after a wheat crop? What are the pros and cons to these planting decisions? Do temperatures matter? How about day and nighttime length? These questions and more are covered by Josh, Trent, and Dana.

Episode Resources:

Understanding Soybean Nodulation and Inoculation

Cover Crops for Weed Management in Oklahoma

Meshing Soybean Weed Management with Agronomic Practices in Oklahoma

New Soybean and Cotton Herbicide Technology Considerations

Components and Ratios of Pre-mix Herbicides for Use in Soybean

Warm Season Crops

 
 
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