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Oklahoma Pecans: Early Rains May Bring Pecan Weevil Out

Oklahoma Pecans: Early Rains May Bring Pecan Weevil Out

👤By Phil Mulder, Oklahoma State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

With most of the early season insect problems behind us it is time to pay more attention to pecan weevil season. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming barrage of weevils that can infest this season’s crop. Damage

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Oklahoma Wheat: Disease, Insect Considerations to Make Before Planting This Fall

Oklahoma Wheat: Disease, Insect Considerations to Make Before Planting This Fall

👤By Bob Hunger and Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Planting date Much of the winter wheat in Oklahoma is sown with the intent of being used as a dual-purpose crop. In such a system, wheat is grazed by cattle from late fall through late winter/early spring and then harvested

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Oklahoma Soybeans: Septoria Brown Spot Present; Is It Worth Treating?

Oklahoma Soybeans: Septoria Brown Spot Present; Is It Worth Treating?

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Recent rains have greatly improved soybean prospects. I have not observed soybean rust in plots but have seen and been contacted about Septoria brown spot. Septoria brown spot is the most common foliar disease of soybeans in Oklahoma. Plants typically

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Oklahoma Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak More Prevalent This Season, Don’t Confuse with Grey Leaf Spot

Oklahoma Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak More Prevalent This Season, Don’t Confuse with Grey Leaf Spot

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Last year we found a new foliar disease of corn, bacterial leaf streak, in a few fields in Texas Co. It was confirmed in 2 out of 10 fields in Texas Co, but not in other counties checked. The disease

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Oklahoma Peanuts: Little Disease Pressure, but Conditions Good for Development

Oklahoma Peanuts: Little Disease Pressure, but Conditions Good for Development

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Peanut acreage is up this year and the crop is looking good with few disease problems thus far except for early leaf spot (Figure 1). Recent rains and relatively cool temperatures in southwestern OK peanut production areas have resulted in

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Oklahoma: Wheat Streak Mosaic – Get Out and Control Volunteer Wheat

Oklahoma: Wheat Streak Mosaic – Get Out and Control Volunteer Wheat

👤By David Marburger and Bob Hunger, Oklahoma State University Extensions Specialists 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Wheat streak mosaic (WSM) was a significant disease issue for a number of producers in Oklahoma this past year (Figure 1). This disease, caused by wheat streak mosaic virus, is transmitted by the wheat curl mite (Figure 2). This mite

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Oklahoma Cotton: Insect Scouting a Top Priority; Boll Weevil Free Equipment Certification

Oklahoma Cotton: Insect Scouting a Top Priority; Boll Weevil Free Equipment Certification

👤By Jerry Goodson, Oklahoma State University Extension Assistant 🕔Aug 4, 2017

The crop is progressing at very good rate, we will see how the cooler temperatures effect it. No new pest were reported this week. Aphids are still present in many fields but beneficial arthropods are keeping them under control. Plants

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Family Farm: 5 Steps to a Farm/Ranch Transition Plan – Ag Law Podcast

Family Farm: 5 Steps to a Farm/Ranch Transition Plan – Ag Law Podcast

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. 🕔Jul 19, 2017

This is the inaugural podcast appearance of the one and only Dr. Shannon Ferrell.  If you know Shannon, you love him.  He is one of the best, most popular professors at Oklahoma State University and an extremely in-demand speaker on

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Oklahoma: Recent Rains Suggest It’s Time to Check for Fall Armyworms

Oklahoma: Recent Rains Suggest It’s Time to Check for Fall Armyworms

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Services 🕔Jul 11, 2017

The rains came, and while that is typically a good thing, this time around the rainfall has signaled the importance of checking for the presence of fall armyworms. Robert Bourne, Bryan County Extension director and agricultural educator, reports the fall

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Oklahoma Wheat: Production Down from 2016 – What Happened This Season?

Oklahoma Wheat: Production Down from 2016 – What Happened This Season?

👤By David Marbuger, Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Specialist 🕔Jul 11, 2017

At the time of writing this report, 2017 Oklahoma wheat production is estimated to be approximately 89.1 million bushels, which is about 35% less than the 2016 production (Table 1) and 9% less than the 2015 production. The lower total

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