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.
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.
Woods County OSU Extension Website
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.
Alfalfa Stand Establishment PSS-2089
Selecting Alfalfa Varieties PSS-2062
Alfalfa Autotoxicity PSS-2061
Alfalfa Production Guide for the Southern Great Plains E-826
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!
Alfalfa County OSU Extension Website
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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