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Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
369 Agricultural Hall (Main Office)
371 Agricultural Hall (Mailing Address)
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.6130
Fax: 405.744.0354
tina.r.johnson@okstate.edu

 
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Research and Extension Programs

Research and Extension Programs

Ag Land Lease Information

Ag Land Lease is an initiative between Oklahoma State University, Plant and Soil Science faculty and Agricultural Economics faculty, to bridge the gap between land owners and lessees.

 

Bioenergy Crop Production

This program is dedicated to the development of new bioenergy crops and their production systems and train Scientific Corps in Bioenergy Crop Production that will strengthen the efforts at Oklahoma State University where a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, bioenergy research team has been formed from multiple departments and across colleges. Program also collaborates extensively with researchers in Oklahoma and across the nation, in addition to several industry partners.

 

Canola

Oklahoma is currently ranked second in the U.S. in canola acreage. Winter canola has proven to be a great option for crop rotation with winter wheat in the region.

 

Cotton

Major responsibilities of the Cotton Team are to develop and conduct extension and applied research programs to inform Oklahoma producers as to best management practices for cotton production.

 

Forage and Pasture

There are over 8 million acres of introduced forages in Oklahoma that can be harvested either by grazing animals or as a source of stored forage. Due to the differences in soil types, precipitation amounts, and temperature gradients in Oklahoma, many forage species are managed for pasture and hay. There are approximately 20 different grass and legume species grown that warrant individual attention.

 

Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources / Institute for  Agricultural Biosciences (IOAGB)

Oklahoma State University Institute for Agricultural Biosciences(OSU-IAB) research initiative enables OSU to more effectively assist producers through the development of new or improved crops and crop production systems.

 

Manure and Animal Waste Management Program

Animal agriculture is a large segment of the economy in Oklahoma. The huge quantities of manure generated by animal feeding operations (AFO's) can be an economical source of plant nutrients and a valuable soil amendment to Improve Soil Quality and Maintain Soil pH.

 

No-till

These benefits of no-till are well documented and we hope the information available through this website will help you in managing your no-till cropping system or adopting no-till into your current cropping system. No-till is not an answer for everything but should be considered an important part of your cropping system.

 

NPK

This site is constructed to contain producer friendly information about nutrient management, fertilizer use, and precision fertilizer application.

 

NUE

Nitrogen Use Efficiency

 

OSU Hand Planter

 

Oilseeds

 

Oklahoma Certified Crop Advisors

This site provides links to different extension programs related to those modules and CCA certification, requesting CEUs for meetings electronically, online CEU calendar, and exam study resources.

 

Soil and Water Conservation/Management

This website provides information on soil processes and characteristics that impact crop productivity, soil quality, soil carbon storage, water availability and water conservation.

 

Soil Chemistry

Welcome to Agro-Environmental Chemistry Research (AECR), This program is centered around the application of chemistry in order to conduct, promote, and disperse research and information to industries and the public that is relevant and beneficial to increasing agricultural production while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact or improving environmental quality. This program is centered around the application of chemistry in order to conduct, promote, and disperse research and information to industries and the public that is relevant and beneficial to increasing agricultural production while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact or improving environmental quality.

 

Soil Physics

 

Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory

 

Sorghum Performance Trial Program

 

Weed Science

This site is to provide current information regarding extension and research activities in weed management for all of Oklahoma’s crop production systems, resources for weed identification, and contact information for the weed science personnel at OSU.

 

Wheat

This site is designed to serve as a resource for anyone interested in small grains production in the Southern Great Plains.

 

Wheat Improvement Team

Agronomic research goals emphasize the improvement of resistance to leaf rust, stripe rust, soil-borne mosaic virus, aphids, and tolerance to low-pH, A1-toxic soils. Selection has long been performed under a grain-only management system, but resources are being re-channeled toward selection in a dual-purpose environment under the GrazenGrainTM breeding system. Emphasis on grain quality has traditionally focused on physical kernel characteristics and breadmaking quality, but the arrival of Hard White Winter wheat to the southern Great Plains has turned our attention to a new set of traits, such as kernel color, sprouting tolerance, and noodle quality.