Join us for a reception honoring 2015 DASNR Distinguished Alumni, Dr. Bob Westerman. The reception will be at 10:00 AM, October 16th in room 374 Ag Hall. There will be time to share your favorite stories about Dr. Westerman and his time at OSU.
New OSU Berry Fellows would make namesake 'pleased'
Four members of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources have been selected as 2015-2017 Berry Fellows by the Oklahoma Water Resources Center. The OSU Thomas E. Berry Faculty Fellows Program in Integrated Water Research and Management recognizes and supports DASNR educators, scientists and specialists who are making outstanding contributions relative to building awareness about and promoting wise use of Oklahoma’s water resources.
Dr. Warren will be focusing on subsurface drip irrigation systems, concentrating on how soil types affect efficiency and management.
Check out the student section of the Aquahoman Newsletter for Briana Wyatt in the spotlight.
OETA presents The Truth About Wheat
Wheat has been successfully feeding civilizations for over 10,000 years and has the nickname "Staff of Life". It is packed full of important vitamins, nutrients and fiber and is made into delicious products. Join us at the dining room table for an informative discussion about The Truth About Wheat with Ken Root and Experts, Dr. Brett Carver, Dr. Julie Miller Jones, and wheat farmer Sara Olsen.
Select this link for 27:46 min closed captioning http://videos.oeta.tv/video/2365559197/.
Select this link for article from the Journal Record, by Brian Brus Germinating support: Oklahoma Wheat Commission fired back at Gluten Foes.
Oklahoma State Unveils New HRW Wheat Variety for 2016 Season- Bentley
In advance of the upcoming fall planting season, Oklahoma State
University has announced the release of Bentley, its newest wheat
“OSU has a strong history of producing high performing wheat varieties and Bentley only adds to this proud tradition,” said Jeff Edwards, head of the OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. “The OSU Wheat Improvement Team is dedicated to meeting the needs of Oklahoma wheat producers and we’re excited about the ways Bentley will help them continue to thrive and succeed.”
“Bentley’s drought resistance is equal to or slightly better than Iba, which is currently our best adapted variety for drought, but it has much better leaf hygiene in the presence of leaf spotting diseases, particularly tan spot and physiological leaf spot,” said Dr. Carver, lead researcher for the OSU WIT, an interdisciplinary team of nine OSU researchers responsible for developing the variety.
Along with another OSU experimental line, Bentley earned the 2015 Millers Award presented by the Wheat Quality Council. It also has placed in the highest yielding group of varieties at every location for which three-year data (2013-15) is available for the OSU Wheat Variety Trials.
For the complete story, and comments from Dr. Carver please select this link, Oklahoma Farm Report, Ron Hays.
New Crop Analysis App Released
Oklahoma State University is making available a new app that allows users to quantify green vegetation in a plant’s canopy in the field through photos taken using a smartphone.
Canopeo, developed jointly by the OSU App Center and students and faculty in the department of plant and soil sciences, is the first mobile application developed from concept to release through the center. It is available for download for both Apple and Android smartphones.
The free mobile app analyzes the images and provides an accurate measure of percent canopy cover for row crops, grassland, turfgrass or other green vegetation. The information can be used to monitor a crop’s growth or evaluate damage and allows the user to adjust management decisions.
“Green canopy cover is an excellent indication of crop progress, especially early in the growing season,” said Tyson Ochsner, Sarkeys Distinguished Professor in Applied Soil Physics with OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
For complete story select this link: Oklahoma Farm Report Ron Hays. For information about the OSU App Center visit https://appcenter.okstate.edu/ or talk to App Center student interns in the lobby of the Henry Bellmon Research Center on OSU’s Stillwater campus. Learn more about Canopeo at http://www.canopeoapp.com.
Conferences, Clinics and Field Days
Extension and Research News
Attached is a new newsletter outlining herbicide considerations, fertilizer options, and planting decisions for the canola crop. Newsletter PDF.
The article is also available online at www.osunpk.com
A new blog has been posted on www.osunpk.com titled “Some thoughts on pre-plant nitrogen and a little outside the box thinking”.
This blog discusses nitrogen sources and application methods.
Blog: www.osuwheat.com All about small grain in the southern great plains.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Small Grains Extension Specialist is an 11-month, tenure track position. The position will be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Professor Level, and applications at each rank are encouraged. This position has 75% Extension and 25% research responsibilities and is located on the main campus in Stillwater, OK. Responsibilities include leadership for a nationally recognized, statewide extension and research program focused on wheat and other small grains. The successful candidate will develop an externally funded, applied research and demonstration program to improve the agronomic and economic viability of Oklahoma wheat production and oversee the Oklahoma Small Grains Variety Performance Tests. Focus areas can include, but are not limited to, dual-purpose wheat production, physiological responses to management, cultivar development, pest management, tillage systems, intensive wheat management, and strategies to avoid or ameliorate environmental stresses such as drought. Extension efforts will include web-based and innovative information delivery methods, and periodic impact assessment of extension activities is expected. Collaboration with the OSU Wheat Improvement Team, Plant and Soil Sciences faculty, industry partners, and county, area, and state Extension personnel is essential.
For more information select link above.
PaSS Websites/Social Media
No-till in Oklahoma continues to grow in popularity among producers that want to increase soil quality, conserve soil moisture, and decrease fuel and labor costs.No-till is not an answer for everything but should be considered an important part of your cropping system.
NPK Blog: http://osunpk.com/
A blog about agricultural nutrient management in the southern great plains.
The Oklahoma Panhandle Research & Extension Center consists of 550 acres of irrigated, limited-irrigated, and dryland research.
The Soil and Water Conservation/Management website will provide information on soil processes and characteristics that impact crop productivity, soil quality, soil carbon storage, water availability and water conservation.
All about small grain in the southern great plains.