Oklahoma Cotton: Managing Fleahoppers Jun 23, 2021

🕔Jun 23, 2021
As the crop reaches the squaring stage, the next pest to be concerned about is the cotton fleahopper. Since the introduction of Bt cotton and boll weevil eradication the cotton […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Southern Harvest Moving Forward, Central Regions Hoping to Start Soon Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
The 2021 wheat harvest is on the move in most areas of Southwest, Oklahoma.  Some places around the Frederick region have been slowed due to heavier rains, but producers are […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Sooty Mold Being Reported Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
During the last two days there have been a couple reports of dark wheat heads being observed in fields.  This is a condition call sooty mold (aka black head mold) […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Prepare Storage Facilities Prior to Harvest May 17, 2021

🕔May 17, 2021
Preparing grain bins and storage facilities prior to wheat harvest is one of several critical steps to help ensure that grain quality is maintained throughout the storage period.  If preparation […]

Oklahoma: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought May 11, 2021

🕔May 11, 2021
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Assessing Potential Freeze Damage Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Temperatures dropped below freezing in the past hours in northwestern Oklahoma and Panhandle (Figures 1 and 2), and freezing temperatures are expected across most of the state tomorrow morning (April […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Lots of Tan Spot, Conditions Conducive for Other Diseases Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
Last week (08-April) in southwestern OK, Gary Strickland (Jackson County Extn Educator) reported seeing only very little stripe rust, but that tan spot was still present in the lower canopy.  […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Mostly Quiet, but Some Popping Up Mar 16, 2021

🕔Mar 16, 2021
Although relatively quiet, some wheat diseases have started to appear across Oklahoma over the last week.  For example, around Stillwater I am starting to observe patches of wheat showing symptoms […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Potential Risk of Leaf Injury from Topdressing N This Week Mar 9, 2021

🕔Mar 9, 2021
The forecast indicates hot (~75 F) and windy (~20-30 mph) conditions this week in Oklahoma (Mesonet). If you plan to topdress N to wheat, be aware that there is a […]

Oklahoma: Time to Topdress Wheat Jan 19, 2021

🕔Jan 19, 2021
Usually, the alarm for beginning wheat nitrogen (N) topdressing gets sounded right away in early January. A significant portion of the Oklahoma wheat belt has received a good amount of […]

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