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Canola update & cotton planning 4/29/17 - Josh Lofton is looking at canola's timeline and its final stretch.

Wheat update 4/29/17 - SUNUP speeds ahead toward harvest. Find out the projected timeline and how wheat are looking in the final stretch from David Marburger.

Summer crops 4/08/17 - SUNUP starts with advice from Josh Lofton about summer crop plantings.

Magruder Plots: "Check" 4/08/17 - SUNUP learns about the wheat research milestone at the Magruder Plots and the celebration surrounding it.

Canola Update & 2017 Tour Information 4/01/17 - SUNUP starts with a canola crop update from Josh Lofton and information about the upcoming field tours.

Wheat Update 3/25/17 - SUNUP starts with a wheat update from David Marburger.

Wheat Crop Update 3/12/2017 - SUNUP starts with a wheat update from David Marburger.

Canola Crop Update 3/12/17 — SUNUP gets an update from Josh Lofton on the canola crop and how much of it was impacted by winterkill.

Wheat Update 3/5/17 — SUNUP learns how wheat researchers gather information about first hollow stem and we get an update on the crop from David Marburger.

Ag Apps 2/11/17 — Brian Arnall discusses some of the new apps for farmers and ranchers.

The Science Behind Dual-Purpose Wheat 2/11/17 — SUNUP starts with David Marburger explaining Oklahoma State University’s research study on dual-purpose wheat yields.

Dead Canola After Wheat? What Variety Did You Plant? 2/4/17 — SUNUP starts with Josh Lofton explaining why canola plants may die if planted after certain wheat varieties in no-till fields.

The Science of Making Money in Production 1/21/17 — Brian Arnall tells us how producers can improve yields with basic experiments and record keeping.

Wheat Update 1/14/17 — SUNUP starts with a winter wheat update with David Marburger.

Red River Crops Conference 1/7/16-R — Randy Boman has a reminder about the upcoming Red River Crops Conference.

Canola Update & Canola College 1/7/17 — Josh Lofton has an update on the canola crop and information about the upcoming Canola College.

Topdress, more for your money 1/7/17 — Brian Arnall discusses the best time to topdress winter crops.


Algae Research 11/19/16 — Randy Boman explains why bacteria blight has damaged the cotton crop this year. He also has information about the 2017 Red River Crops Conference.

Winter Canola Update 11/19/16 — SUNUP starts with an update on the winter canola crop across Oklahoma.

Hands-On Weed Education 11/12/16 — SUNUP visits the recent herbicide symptomology clinic held in Stillwater.

Cotton Update 11/5/16 — SUNUP travels to Oklahoma's cotton country to talk with Extension Cotton Specialist Randy Boman about the 2016 crop.

What is a Wheat Demonstration Plot 10/29/16 — SUNUP starts with planting wheat demonstration plots at the Agronomy Research Station in Stillwater. David Marburger explains the role they play in the land-grant mission in Oklahoma.

Weeds in your Winter Crops 10/22/16 — Overview of the weeds that could impact winter crops, with Misha Manuchehri.

Winter Crop Update 10/15/16 — SUNUP will get a progress report on fall wheat and canola planting from David Marburger and Josh Lofton

The N-Rich Strip 10/01/16 — Brian Arnall discusses the importance of N-rich strips in helping guide nutrient management decisions in newly-planted fields.

Winter Wheat Planting 9/24/16 — Winter crop planting with David Marburger.

Canola Planting 9/24/16 — We start with an update on winter crop planting with Josh Lofton.

Preparing for Canola Planting 8/20/16 — SUNUP kicks off our fair series with a trip to the Ottawa County Fair in Miami. Then, we talk about canola planting preparation with Josh Lofton.

Summer Crops - Soybeans 8/20/16 — Josh Lofton has the final summer crop in his series, soybeans.

Summer Crop: Sesame 8-13-2016 — Josh Lofton focuses on sesame, as he continues his rundown of summer crops.

Planning For The 2017 Wheat Crop 8/6/16 — David Marburger shares where some wheat varieties performed best in the state and has advice for producers planning to graze cattle on wheat.

Canola College Reminder 7/30/16 — Josh Lofton has information about next week’s Winter Canola Schools.

Summer Crops: Sorghum 7/30/16 — Josh Lofton looks at how sorghum can fit into a summer cropping program.

Is Your Soil Ready For Winter Crop? 7/30/16 — Brian Arnall shares research about soil nutrition ahead of wheat planting.

Summer Crops: Corn. Is it a fit for Oklahoma? 7/23/16 — Josh Lofton explains how corn can fit into your cropping system.

Wheat Harvest: Update 7/2/16 — SUNUP is checking with David Marburger for a harvest recap and early results from the OSU Wheat Improvement Team’s research variety trials.

Double Crop Update 6/25/16 — Josh Lofton has advice for producers that have yet to double crop their fields.

Wheat Harvest Update 6/18/16 — David Marburger has an update on the 2016 wheat harvest.

App for 6/18/16 — Brian Arnall tells us about an app that helps with recording soil samples.

Soil Test Following Wheat 6/11/16 — Brian Arnall examines why a soil test is important after harvest.

Canola and Double Cropping 6/11/16 — Josh Lofton talks about the outcome of canola harvest. He also offers options and production advice for those planting double crops in canola and wheat fields.

Lahoma 2016: Soil 6/4/16 — Jason Warren demonstrates soil health following a no-till system using cover crops.

Lahoma 2016: Soil Fertility 6/4/16 — Brian Arnall talks about the future of soil nutrition in Oklahoma at the North Central Research Station in Lahoma.

Lahoma 2016: Wheat Disease Pressure 5/28/16 — SUNUP gets a report on the overall progress of the Oklahoma wheat crop from DASNR’s new Extension Small Grains Specialist David Marburger.

Lahoma 2016: Canola Varieties 5/21/16 — Josh Lofton looks at which canola varieties performed the best this year.

Lahoma 2016: Future Wheat Varieties 5/21/16 — Brett Carver explores the traits of future wheat varieties that the OSU Wheat Improvement Team is currently researching.

Lahoma 2016: Wheat Variety Performance 5/21/16 — SUNUP comes to you from the North Central Research Station wheat field day near Lahoma. We start with an update on wheat varieties with Jeff Edwards.

Canola Update 5/14/16 — Josh Lofton demonstrates how canola producers can check color change on the main raceme of the plant.

Lahoma Field Day Preview Tour/Sidwell Building 5/7/16 — Jeff Edwards has a preview of next week’s wheat tour at the North Central Research Station at Lahoma, and the dedication of the Raymond Sidwell Research Facility.

Wheat Update 4/30/16 — Jeff Edwards has an update on the wheat crop across Oklahoma.

Why are Field Tours Important 4/23/16 — Southwest Area Agronomist Heath Sanders looks at why canola tours are a great opportunity for producers to learn about the crop.

Canola Update 4/23/16 — SUNUP travels to Cotton County for an update on the canola crop from Josh Lofton, cropping systems specialist.

Planning for Summer Crops 4/9/16 — Josh Lofton talks about summer crop options across Oklahoma and what producers may do to prepare for them.

Canola Update with Josh Lofton 4/2/16 — Josh Lofton explains how much freeze damage a canola crop can handle.

Wheat Update with Jeff Edwards 4/2/16 — Jeff Edwards has an update on the wheat crop, then Bob Hunger says stripe rust has become more prevalent in wheat and has advice for controlling it.

Canola Crop Update 2/27/16 — Josh Lofton explains what canola producers should scout for in their fields. He also has information about the upcoming No-Till Oklahoma Conference in Norman.

2016 No-Till Conference Reminder 2/13/16 — Brian Arnall has a reminder about the 2016 No-Till Oklahoma Conference.

Stardust: Oklahoma's New White Wheat 2/13/16 — Brett Carver, OKSTATE wheat geneticist, announces the latest wheat variety released by Oklahoma State University.

Wheat Update & First Hollow Stem 2/13/16 — Jeff Edwards shows us how to identify the stage in the growing cycle when wheat reaches first hollow stem. He also warns producers about stripe rust appearing in the state.

Applying Top Dress To Wheat and Canola 1/30/16 — Brian Arnall reminds us that producers should be thinking about top dress applications. He also as special advice for canola growers.



Everything You Wanted to Know abou NPK, But We are Afraid to Ask 12/12/15 — Brian Arnall explains the basics of soil nutrition and has tips for identifying when a crop needs fertilization help.

Canola Update & Crops School 12/5/15 — Josh Lofton explains why the crown of the canola plant is so important to post-freeze production. He also has details on the upcoming Winter Crop School.

Weeds in Wheat 11/21/15 - Angela Post identifies weeds in wheat and explains treatment options to consider over the coming weeks.

Wheat Update 11/14/2015 — Dr. Jeff Edwards has advice for Oklahoma wheat producers leading into the winter months.

Soil Compaction 11/14/2015 — Jason Warren demonstrates how to prevent soil compaction in new no-till fields.

Canola: The Freeze is Coming 11/7/2015 — Josh Lofton has an update on the 2015 Oklahoma canola crop.

Drones: Are they for Agriculture? 11/7/2015 — SUNUP takes to the sky to learn about UAV’s for agriculture and other uses from Brian Arnall.