Oklahoma Wheat: Powdery Mildew Less Obvious but Still Present

🕔May 18, 2018Although not as obvious as in previous weeks, powdery mildew is still hanging on in Oklahoma, and has even moved up onto the heads in some fields. One such field is […]

Oklahoma Wheat: No Rust, but Other Diseases Prevalent

🕔May 7, 2018This past week I was at field days in southwestern Oklahoma (Apache and Altus), and northeastern Oklahoma (Afton). I did not see a single leaf or stripe rust pustule at any […]

Oklahoma: Cattle Operation Losses from Wildfires Exceed $26 Mln

🕔May 4, 2018Estimated cattle operation losses from the April wildfires that raged across parts of western Oklahoma exceed $26 million, based on available information. “More than 348,000 acres burned causing a wide […]

Oklahoma: Livestock Producers in Drought Areas Facing Key Decisions

🕔May 4, 2018 Much of western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and the Texas Panhandle are suffering through D4 exceptional drought, smack dab of the critical period when summer forage growth begins in earnest. Derrell […]

Oklahoma Sorghum: Be Ready for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Apr 30, 2018Soil temperatures are finally warm enough to plant sorghum. One pest that continues to be of concern to sorghum growers is the sugarcane aphid. This insect is here to stay, […]

Oklahoma Wildfires: Governor Modifies Burn Ban

🕔Apr 26, 2018Due to significant rainfall across the state, Governor Mary Fallin today issued a proclamation reducing the number of counties included in the burn ban from 36 to 14. This change […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Becoming More Active, Scout Your Fields

🕔Apr 26, 2018Although reports of powdery mildew continue to come in from around the state, perhaps the more important news is that other foliar diseases have started to become active. On April […]

Oklahoma Fires: More Hay Needed Amid Devastation – DTN

🕔Apr 23, 2018Two large wildfires continue to burn in parts of northwest Oklahoma, fueled by dry conditions, high winds and low humidity. Though the winds had let up some by Friday, allowing […]

Oklahoma Livestock: Don’t Forget About Post-Wildfire Trauma

🕔Apr 17, 2018Adrenaline-fueled panic and confusion may still be affecting livestock even after the flames of recent wildfires have passed, meaning producers need to use caution when working with the animals. “Fear […]

Oklahoma: Historic Wildfire Conditions Expected

🕔Apr 16, 2018Oklahomans are being warned to expect extreme wildfire danger in the western part of the state on Tuesday.  Officials with the Oklahoma Forestry Services anticipate conditions that supersede those experienced last […]



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