Oklahoma: Extreme Wildfire Risk Calls in Firefighters from Out of State

🕔Mar 16, 2018Given the current and predicted fire danger, Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) activated the South-Central Forest Fire Compact and ordered additional wildland firefighting resources from across the southeastern US.  Fire danger […]

Wheat Waiting On Rain: “The Southern Plains Drought Is Intense” – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2018Justin Knopf’s farm in central Kansas went 120 days without a drop of moisture this winter. Now his winter wheat crop is waking up, looking for water, and finding little […]

Southwest: Fire Behavior Advisory Issued

🕔Mar 13, 2018A Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory is currently in effect for a large portion of Oklahoma as well as Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.  The above normal rainfall in […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Limited Pasture Run by Cattle Expected

🕔Mar 13, 2018Strong feedlot demand has kept prices for stocker and feeder cattle firm throughout the winter, with many stocker cattle that in a typical year would still be on wheat pasture […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Producers Facing Tough Call on Nitrogen Application

🕔Mar 13, 2018Even after recent rains, Oklahoma wheat producers managing their crops for yield and grain quality are facing tough decisions about if, when and how much to fertilize at this critical […]

Oklahoma Wheat: What Can You Expect from Crops Just Now Emerging?

🕔Mar 8, 2018Dusted-in wheat and spotty stands this past fall was a more common occurrence than we want to see in Oklahoma. Going into winter though, I thought we would get precipitation […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Early Spring Weed Management

🕔Feb 28, 2018As temperatures begin to warm and rain falls, wheat producers managing their crops for yield and grain quality may turn to herbicides to get a handle on grass and broadleaf […]

Oklahoma: Alfalfa Weevil Egg Populations Update

🕔Feb 22, 2018On February 5-6, 2018, alfalfa samples were taken at nine sites across the state to determine egg populations of Alfalfa Weevil. In light of the type of winter we’ve had […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Disease Pressure Light but Keep Eyes Open

🕔Feb 21, 2018Foliar diseases such as leaf rust and stripe rust were scarce across Oklahoma last fall and into 2018 because of the drought. I have seen a few leaf rust pustules […]

Farmland Prices Remain Strong; Iowa Auction Hit $14,000 Per Acre- DTN

🕔Feb 20, 2018Farmland values continue to shrug at lower grain prices. Even in wheat country, the Kansas City Federal Reserve bank reported relatively stable farmland values in the fourth quarter of 2017 […]

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