Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute, talks about the pros and cons of different materials available for raised bed and container garden construction.
Jill S. Baron, Ph.D., senior scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey and senior research ecologist with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, presented "Too much of a good thing: Toward an International Nitrogen Management System" as part of the Research Seminar Series at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26.
Josh Brown from Irrigation-Mart shows a variety of drip and spray irrigation products suitable for your backyard farm or container garden.
Micah Anderson, from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, demonstrates how to use a BCS tractor to lay plastic over raised rows in a bow-sided hoop house.
Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant, demonstrates various hoop houses as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of each one.
Steve Hill, of Phocas Farms and Hoop Houses, demonstrates the beginning process they use to align and square up the outer walls of a hoop house tunnel.
Josh Brown, from Irrigation-Mart (irrigation-mart.com), shows a variety of drip and spray irrigation products suitable for your hoop house as well as demonstrates a possible configuration for laying out drip lines.
Jim Shrefler, an area horticulture specialist from Oklahoma State University, demonstrates his methods for low tunnel construction as well as his trial studies using low tunnels to keep out crop-destructive insects such as squash bugs.
Leon Sloan, owner of Leon's Greenhouses in Kingston, Oklahoma, demonstrates moving a clam shell hoop house from one location to another.
To help advance agricultural research, scientists at the Noble Research Institute have developed the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox.