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
Finishing Beef Basics
In this episode, your hosts talk about finishing beef on a small scale. Trent gives great insight why consumers have renewed interest in farm raised butcher beef. This clip is heavy on “things to consider” before buying a calf to butcher. Dana gives her insight on management and nutrition and Josh provides context from the consumer. This episode only scratches the surface on this topic so stay tuned for more finishing beef wisdom in the future.
OSU Sunup segment focused on Direct Marketing Beef
Buying Beef for Home Freezers
Regulatory Landscape for the Direct Marketing of Meat and Poultry in Oklahoma
Your hosts discuss a variety of options dealing with summer forages. Varieties are discussed as well as the Okie term of Summer Feed. Josh gives his agronomic view of a variety of summer crops and thoughts dealing with planting and fertility. Dana gives her insight of summer forages from the livestock nutrition perspective of both grazing and haying. The hosts all talk about the control, prevention and testing of nitrates in summer forages. Trent rounds out the conversation with realistic perspective from his operation.
Collecting Soil and Forage Samples for Analysis
Nitrate Toxicity in Livestock