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Cover Crop Series: BMR Dwarf Sorghum

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews BMR Dwarf Sorghum.

Return of the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Lady beetles appear in southern Oklahoma almost every fall. Oklahoma State University Extension offers information on how they got here and how to manage them.

Cover Crop Series: 400 BMR Forage Sorghum

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews 400 BMR Forage Sorghum.

Cover Crop Series: Hutcheson Soybean

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Hutcheson Soybean.

Cover Crop Series: Bayou Rape Kale Hybrid

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Bayou Rape Kale Hybrid.

Cover Crop Series: Egyptian Wheat

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Egyptian Wheat.

The solution for agricultural research funding shortfall may be found through private philanthropy

Agriculture is critical to society – it provides the raw materials that feed and clothe us all – but we need new sources of funding to build the United States' public agricultural research capacity....

What to Consider When Buying Land for Specialty Agriculture

Options for growing specialty crops are limited by what a property can support. Consider soil, water, climate and location when buying land for specialty crop production.

Questions to Ask When Choosing Crop Land

Consider terrain, soil type and fertility, water, weed and brush encroachment, and forage resources before buying land with the goal of crop or hay production.

How to Evaluate Property for Raising Cattle

When buying land with the goal of producing cattle, consider stocking rate, forage quality and type, soil type and fertility, terrain and slope of the land, water sources in each pasture, number of pastures and traps, working pen availability and condition, fence condition and type, and other infrastructure.