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Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Project Promotes Soil Health

Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Project Promotes Soil Health

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 29, 2017

University of Missouri is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through cover crops. Rob Myers, MU adjunct associate professor and north-central regional director of extension programs for the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research Education program, was

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Oklahoma: March 7 Wildfire Impacts Exceed $16M

Oklahoma: March 7 Wildfire Impacts Exceed $16M

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

The numbers have been crunched: the March 7 wildfires that ravaged parts of Beaver, Harper and Woodward counties had an economic impact exceeding $16 million. “In Oklahoma, more than 310 thousand acres burned causing a wide variety of losses to

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Oklahoma Canola: Scouting for And Managing Diamondback Moth

Oklahoma Canola: Scouting for And Managing Diamondback Moth

👤By Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 24, 2017

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

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Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 23, 2017

USDA on Tuesday announced $6 million in conservation program funds has been set aside specifically for farmers and ranchers hit by wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  The $6 million comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funding

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Oklahoma: Farm Finances – OSU Team Helps with Decision Making

Oklahoma: Farm Finances – OSU Team Helps with Decision Making

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 23, 2017

A team of Oklahoma State University agricultural economists is making it easier than ever for producers to become better aware of sound farm financial planning practices and Farm Service Agency programs that may help their operational bottom line. Team members

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USDA – $6M Available to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers, Ranchers in Southern Plains

USDA – $6M Available to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers, Ranchers in Southern Plains

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement practices that will help private farmers, ranchers and forest landowners affected by the wildfires blazing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “We have

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Oklahoma Wheat: Assessing Freeze Injury

Oklahoma Wheat: Assessing Freeze Injury

👤By David Marburger, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Temperatures in Oklahoma over the weekend (Fig. 1) and on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning (Fig. 2) dipped low enough to potentially cause some level of injury to the wheat crop. There were a number of areas that spent at

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Oklahoma Wheat: Tan Spot and Leaf Disease Showing Up

Oklahoma Wheat: Tan Spot and Leaf Disease Showing Up

👤By Bob Hunger, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 17, 2017

Wheat diseases in Oklahoma have been sparse. Wheat around Stillwater (STW) is at growth stage 6 or 7 and is showing good growth. On March 9, I looked at wheat in a loop from STW west to Marshall (30 miles

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Oklahoma: 2 Herbicide Technologies Workshops, March 22, April 4

Oklahoma: 2 Herbicide Technologies Workshops, March 22, April 4

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Agricultural producers and herbicide applicators in western and southwestern Oklahoma should plan now to attend one of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services’ upcoming New Row Crop Traits and Herbicide Technologies events. The events are scheduled for March 22 in El

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Oklahoma: Kay County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

Oklahoma: Kay County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 13, 2017

In response to a request from Lyndal Stoup, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Kay County in Oklahoma as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages

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