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4-H’ers look to positive experiences despite fair cancellation

4-H’ers look to positive experiences despite fair cancellation

All is not lost for 4-H’ers who were planning exhibits and prepping show animals for the fair season.

Water management key to helping chickens beat the heat

Water management key to helping chickens beat the heat

Birds do not sweat so water management is a practical and very important way to help chickens combat heat stress.

Adjust mowing frequency, cutting height on bermudagrass lawns

Adjust mowing frequency, cutting height on bermudagrass lawns

Newer bermudagrass hybrid lawns have different needs than older varieties.

OSU survey showcases public thoughts about economic recovery from pandemic

OSU survey showcases public thoughts about economic recovery from pandemic

Oklahoma officials at every level need to know what people think about perceived economic recovery challenges rather than relying on assumptions.

Managing for vesicular stomatitis in horses

Managing for vesicular stomatitis in horses

Thus far in 2020, the viral disease has been reported in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Arizona and now Oklahoma.

The Botanic Garden at OSU is undergoing big changes

The Botanic Garden at OSU is undergoing big changes

The garden is home to walking trails and OSU horticultural research, as well as the luscious garden that serves as the set for the popular television program Oklahoma Gardening.

Mechanical injury to trees can cause irreversible damage

Mechanical injury to trees can cause irreversible damage

Lawnmowers and string trimmers can cause damage to tree trunks.

Technology allows pecan producers to continue learning

Technology allows pecan producers to continue learning

Pecan growers can access the latest research-based information via the Pecan Topics Zoom Program.

Oklahoma 4-H Foundation receives $100,000 gift

Oklahoma 4-H Foundation receives $100,000 gift

The Masonic Charity Foundation has gifted the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation with $100,000 for STEM programming. Funds also will be used for State 4-H Roundup.

Horse owners need to be on lookout for blister beetles

Horse owners need to be on lookout for blister beetles

Blister beetles contain cantharidin, a toxic chemical that can impede breathing and elevate heart rate - and can be fatal.

Oklahoma producers have double-crop options after wheat harvest

Oklahoma producers have double-crop options after wheat harvest

Soybeans and grain sorghum are the most common double-crops planted, though sesame, sunflowers and forage crops are popular with some producers.

Shortened breeding season for cattle provides marketing benefits

Shortened breeding season for cattle provides marketing benefits

The premium for uniform, multiple-head lots is attributed to the convenience of filling orders for cattle of a specified description on the part of an order buyer.

Sunscreen is a must year-round in order to protect skin

Sunscreen is a must year-round in order to protect skin

The importance of sunscreen and proper application.

Feeding Success: Food science students honored with Gilliland Memorial Fellowship

Feeding Success: Food science students honored with Gilliland Memorial Fellowship

The Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Centered honored two graduate students with the Stanley E. Gilliland Memorial Fellowship in Food Science, providing $1,000 toward each recipient’s education efforts.

OSU targets important natural resource issues through $20 million grant

OSU targets important natural resource issues through $20 million grant

This multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional effort focuses on societal problems associated with water availability, land use and infrastructure in Oklahoma.

Beware of COVID-19 contact tracing scams

Beware of COVID-19 contact tracing scams

Scams continue to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biosecurity key to preventing spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease

Biosecurity key to preventing spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease

The disease, which has a nearly 100% fatality rate in domestic and wild rabbits, is not transmitted from rabbits to humans.

Timing is critical for Xtend cotton and soybean producers after dicamba ruling

Timing is critical for Xtend cotton and soybean producers after dicamba ruling

Producers should contact their OSU Extension county agricultural educator to discuss options that best fit their specific operations and available resources.

Oklahoma State University’s Gail Wilson named Regents professor

Oklahoma State University’s Gail Wilson named Regents professor

Wilson was one of the first female field ecologists in the Great Plains region.

Advisory board committed to helping OSU food and ag center

Advisory board committed to helping OSU food and ag center

The recent Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center’s advisory board meeting looked a little different than past meetings. The greetings of handshakes and delicious refreshments during arrival were replaced with virtual handwaves and pictures of colorful iced donuts.

Oklahoma exhibits alarming number of rabies cases in 2020

Oklahoma exhibits alarming number of rabies cases in 2020

Animals that are in constant contact with humans such as a family milk cow, show animals, horses and pets should be vaccinated.

Food, Fun, 4-H program gets youth in the kitchen

Food, Fun, 4-H program gets youth in the kitchen

4-H club members from across the state and beyond are developing kitchen skills and bringing the family back to the table for meals.

Keeping your cool in hot weather

Keeping your cool in hot weather

Tips to keep cool during hot summer months.

Pregnancy checking replacement heifers helps protect producer investment

Pregnancy checking replacement heifers helps protect producer investment

Culling open heifers immediately after checks for pregnancy serves several economically valuable purposes.