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DASNR crop initiatives have long been instrumental in providing farmers, ranchers and related agribusinesses with a continuing source of improved varieties, access to high-quality seedstock, research-based best pest and plant disease management options, on-farm and grain bin safety protocols, grain marketing recommendations that promote profitability amidst tight profit margins and economically feasible yet environmentally sustainable land management practices.

CropsDASNR crop initiatives have long been instrumental in providing farmers, ranchers and related agribusinesses with a continuing source of improved varieties, access to high-quality seedstock, research-based best pest and plant disease management options, on-farm and grain bin safety protocols, grain marketing recommendations that promote profitability amidst tight profit margins and economically feasible yet environmentally sustainable land management practices. In terms of specific crop production, Oklahoma ranks first in rye, second in canola, third in winter wheat, fourth in grain sorghum, fifth in pecans and eighth in peanuts.

DASNR crop initiatives

Highlights

  • More than 40 percent of Oklahoma’s wheat acreage is planted with OSU-developed varieties.
  • Extension scientists identified sugarcane aphid infestations in grain sorghum and helped growers combat the threat, helping save producers $700,000 in lost grain yields.
  • Extension’s free herbicide resistance diagnostic service discovered herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass populations, and subsequent research-based weed control recommendations stand to save growers as much as $18 million annually.
  • The OSU Wheat Improvement Team saved Oklahoma wheat growers more than $1.5 million in yield losses by screening winter wheat varieties for resistance to Hessian fly infestations.
  • DASNR showed producers how to modify pecan production to improve product quality, reduce the incidence of shell suture and take advantage of early harvesting for increased potential profits. Oklahoma is the nation’s fifth-leading producer of pecans.

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