Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Sesaco's Jared Johnson Says It's Not Too Late for Sesame in Oklahoma

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:23:57 CDT

Sesaco's Jared Johnson Says It's Not Too Late for Sesame in Oklahoma For farmers looking for a late season spring crop, sesame may be the answer. Jared Johnson, Sesaco field tech representative, says the spring rains have made this a good year to take advantage of double crop opportunities.



For those worried that it’s getting too late to plant sesame, Johnson says there’s still time.



“We still have up until July 4 in the northern parts of the state and up until July 20 in the southern parts,” he says. “Don’t be afraid to check into sesame this year. With the conditions like they are, were setting up for a really good year.”



As summer approaches and the days get warmer, Johnson says sesame’s drought and heat tolerance make it a great choice for this part of the country.



“Sesame is a very drought tolerant crop, and you really can’t get it too hot,” he says. “It will take all the heat units you can throw at it.”



Johnson says Sesaco is currently offering double crop contracts to producers in Oklahoma and north Texas. Contracts are offered on an acre basis with conveniently located seed dealers and delivery points.



With current sesame prices at $0.32/lb. for dry land and $0.35/lb. for irrigated, Johnson says double crop fields average around 600 to 800 lbs. and primary crop fields go up to 1,000 lbs.



“You’re looking anywhere from $320 to $200 an acre gross,” he says. “Sesame is a pretty low-input crop. We try to do everything we can to keep costs around $80 an acre - that’s with seed, chemical and fertilizer.”



To learn more about growing sesame on your farm, contact Johnson at (405) 531-7840 or jjohnson@sesaco.com or visit the website at www.sesaco.com.



Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear Johnson talk more about the benefits of sesame.




   



   

right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Signup Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage and Market Facilitation Program Extended by a Week  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:55:33 CST
  • NCBA Applauds U.S. Senate Introduction of Real MEAT Act  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:49:58 CST
  • Farm Groups Partner to Help Farmers Manage Stress  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:47:51 CST
  • American Royal Acquires Land for “Epicenter of Agriculture”  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:53:10 CST
  • R-Calf's Bill Bullard Says Litigation is Their Preferred Strategy to Get What They Want  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:36:52 CST
  • Wednesday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:27:05 CST
  • Dr. Brad Morgan Joins Colorado State's Animal Science Department  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:14:36 CST
  • Pork Producers Welcome USMCA Breakthough- Ratification Vote in Congress Needed Before Christmas  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:03:52 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.