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.