Articles

2017 Archive

Protected Agriculture: Tools and Tips For Tunnel Construction

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.

Protected Agriculture: Irrigation Design Considerations

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.

Protected Agriculture: Low Tunnel Demonstration

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.

Protected Agriculture: Mobile Hoop House Demonstration

Leon Sloan, owner of Leon's Greenhouses in Kingston, Oklahoma, demonstrates moving a clam shell hoop house from one location to another.

Cover Crop Series: Kodiak Brown Mustard

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Kodiak Brown Mustard.

Cover Crop Series: Red Ripper Cowpeas

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Red Ripper Cow Peas.

Cover Crop Series: Super Sugar Sterile

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Super Super Sterile.

From the Driver's Seat

Proper cattle handling during transportation is essential for the safety and well-being of the people and livestock involved.

What to Consider Before Adopting Multispecies Grazing

The top four challenges when implementing multispecies grazing are fencing, predators, working facilities and veterinary care. Rob Cook, pasture and range consultant, offers some solutions.

Wild Pigs and Pecans Research Study Update

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University are partnering to learn more about feral hog ecology and behavior, especially in agricultural landscapes and pecan orchards.