Josh Bushong, and Heath Sanders, OSU Area agronomists, have seen some heavy diamondback moth (DBM) infestations in canola. They both asked about DBM management as our canola begins to bolt and treatment thresholds. Diamondback moth is a small, gray and
AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties reported warm and windy conditions that caused the soil to dry out. Planting and other field work was well underway. However, fields in all counties will eventually need more moisture.
Farmers aren’t the only ones waiting to see how wheat comes out of dormancy this year. Army cutworms may also be lurking just beneath the surface, ready to eat newly green winter wheat. Oklahoma State University entomologist Tom Royer
Crop and livestock budget spreadsheets for 2017 are now available to both farmers and ranchers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. The budget spreadsheets help farmers and ranchers evaluate and project revenue and expenditures throughout the crop season.
Debate has begun on the next farm bill. A key debate item will be the safety net programs in the commodities title. Roughly 99% of base acres of covered commodities are enrolled in the ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage -County) and
Substantial numbers of turnip and green peach aphids were recently found in Oklahoma’s Canadian and Tillman counties, so winter canola growers need to be increasingly vigilant and protect their investment by scouting for aphids now. “Turnip and green peach aphids
A variety of oilseeds are grown in the U.S. and some are included as program crops in the 2014 farm bill. The most prominent oilseed is, of course, soybeans but the bill also includes a group known as “other oilseed.”
USDA’s 2016/17 forecast of the domestic soybean crush is unchanged at 1.93 billion bushels. Forecasts of domestic and export demand for soybean meal and soybean oil are also unchanged. The forecast of 2016/17 soybean exports is unchanged at 2.05 billion
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting an Oklahoma State University Agricultural Market Outlook program on Feb. 21 in a variety of locations about the state. “Think of the program as one-stop shopping as we will be covering a
USDA pegged the final estimate for the 2016 soybean crop at 4.307 billion bushels, down 54 million from last month’s forecast. While still a record, the national average yield estimate was trimmed to 52.1 bushels per acre from the previous