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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.

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.

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.

OSU Women’s Faculty Council wins diversity honor

OSU Women’s Faculty Council wins diversity honor

Oklahoma State University’s Women’s Faculty Council was recently honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Affinity Group Award.

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.

OSU/A&M Regents approve 2021 budget for OSU System

OSU/A&M Regents approve 2021 budget for OSU System

The OSU/A&M Board of Regents approved a $1.36 billion operating budget for the Oklahoma State University system for fiscal year 2021 during its June 19 meeting held via Zoom.

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.

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.

Computer Science awarded grant to help with COVID-19 response

Computer Science awarded grant to help with COVID-19 response

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Oklahoma State University’s Department of Computer Science a Rapid Response Research grant of more than $100,000 to develop virtual reality-based training simulators for COVID-19 first responders. Computer science professor Dr. J. Cecil, who is leading the project, explained that the proposal was approved by NSF in a matter of weeks—a process that can typically take at least six months.

KOSU names new agriculture and rural issues reporter

KOSU names new agriculture and rural issues reporter

KOSU is expanding its newsroom staff with a new reporter to cover agriculture and rural issues. Reporter Seth Bodine comes to KOSU as a member of Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. It is an initiative of the GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit news organization.

Keeping pets safe in the summer heat

Keeping pets safe in the summer heat

Practical tips for helping a dog or cat avoid heat stress.

Wheat harvest adapts to COVID-19 precautions

Wheat harvest adapts to COVID-19 precautions

With all the pandemic-related challenges going on this year, implementing safeguards through harvest season has been relatively straightforward and doable.

Tips to help cut home cooling costs this summer

Tips to help cut home cooling costs this summer

Tips for consumers to help cut summer cooling costs.

Cool equine managers help horses avoid heat stress

Cool equine managers help horses avoid heat stress

High environmental temperatures, prolonged or intense exercise and inadequate hydration may all contribute to the problem.

Pasture-related ‘hardware disease’ poses potential health risk to cattle

Pasture-related ‘hardware disease’ poses potential health risk to cattle

Producers need to pick up as much debris as possible following weather events that have strong winds.

Biosecurity important tool in fighting vesicular stomatitis in horse operations

Biosecurity important tool in fighting vesicular stomatitis in horse operations

Oklahoma law requires that horses be confined to a quarantined location for at least 14 days from the onset of the last case on the property.

Nutrition education programs make big impact on Oklahomans

Nutrition education programs make big impact on Oklahomans

OSU Extension's Community Nutrition Education Programs continue to deliver research-based nutrition information to participants during COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic stimulus may arrive as prepaid debit card

Economic stimulus may arrive as prepaid debit card

Consumers may be receiving the economic stimulus payment as a prepaid debit card.

OSU Faculty Receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards

OSU Faculty Receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards

Dr. Farida Jalalzai and Dr. Louise Siddons receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards

School administrators respond to coronavirus pandemic

School administrators respond to coronavirus pandemic

Faculty in the Oklahoma State University educational leadership program knew they had established something special with the TeleEd program, but no one could have imagined the impact it would have during an unexpected worldwide pandemic.

Remember proper injection sites when working calves

Remember proper injection sites when working calves

Correct administration of any injection is a critical control point in beef production and animal health.

OSU survey targets best ways toward economic recovery for Oklahoma

OSU survey targets best ways toward economic recovery for Oklahoma

The online survey is voluntary and all responses are anonymous. Most people can complete it in about five minutes.