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  • One Noble Summer

Kenneth Tours an Aquaponics Farm in Stuart

A visit to a Stuart, Oklahoma, aquaponics farm opens the eyes of 2019 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture Kenneth Watkins to a whole new world of farming.

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  • 2000
  • December

Small Farms: Perceptions vs. Realities

Many commonly-held perceptions about small-scale agriculture are examined against reality.
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  • 1997
  • April

Alternative Agriculture

During the eighties, the buzz word we all heard a lot was alternative agriculture. Horticultural crops, particularly vegetables or "truck crops" gained the most attention. I was a horticulture student at OSU in the mid-eighties and I rode that wave of alternative ag and all that it promised.
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  • 2010
  • October

Schedule Vegetable Plantings for Continuous Harvest

When developing a planting schedule, keep in mind there is no schedule that can guarantee a continuous harvest. Assuming your crops survive multiple assaults there will always be annual variance in soil temperature and moisture content, air temperature and sunlight availability.
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  • 1998
  • July

Summer of 1980 Revisited

If you lived in these parts during 1980, no doubt the summer left quite an impression on your mind. Every living thing suffered through one of the hottest summers on record. Could such an extreme summer happen in 1998?
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  • 2012
  • July

Using Surface Water for Drip Irrigation

Many growers have no choice but to rely on pond or stream water for irrigation because groundwater is too deep to justify the cost of drilling or the quality is too poor to be used for irrigation.
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  • 2019
  • April 2019

Using a Chicken Moat to Grow Fruit, Vegetables and Raise Poultry

A chicken moat is an enclosure built around an area generally used for some form of fruit and vegetable production. The main purpose is to provide a barrier between your agriculture crops and predators, including insects, rabbits and deer.