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Evaluation of Sesame Cultivars for Grain Production in Southern Oklahoma

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Posted Jan. 1, 2011

Crop producers are looking for alternative crops like sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) that can be used in a wheat rotation. Sesame is drought tolerant, and sets seeds and yields relatively well under high temperature and low rainfall conditions. Sesame plants are also expected to improve water percolation in the soil because of their deep, penetrating root system.

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Jim Johnson
Senior Soils and Crops Consultant