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


Agricultural News

Peanut and Cotton Research to be Featured September 19th at Ft. Cobb Research Station

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 20:36:18 CDT

Peanut and Cotton Research to be Featured September 19th at Ft. Cobb Research Station Peanut growers attending Oklahoma State University’s Caddo Research Station Peanut and Cotton Field Tour on Sept. 19 will be getting a firsthand look at the new peanut variety Contender, the first high-oleic Virginia-type peanut adapted to the southwestern United States.

The Caddo Research Station is located just east of Highway 9 in Ft. Cobb. The tour will take place from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Dinner will be provided to participants free of charge after the tour, thanks to the generosity of a number of sponsors.

Released jointly by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and OSU’s statewide Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station system, Contender is the result of a cross between the high-oleic Virginia cultivar Brantley and high-oleic runner cultivar Red River Runner. Kelly Chamberlin and Rebecca Bennett of USDA-ARS will be on hand to share insights about what goes into peanut variety development, with an emphasis on the Contender variety.

“Growers also will want to bring in samples for hull blasting at the afternoon maturity clinic, which will begin at 2:30 p.m.,” said John Damicone, OSU Cooperative Extension vegetable and field crop specialist. “Gauging harvest timing this year will be especially important for producers given the unusual season we’ve had in 2019.”

Damicone added that, despite late plantings this spring, the peanuts look good with generally low disease pressure.

“We will be featuring plenty for cotton producers as well,” said Seth Byrd, OSU Cooperative Extension cotton specialist. “Irrigated cotton in the state looks pretty good this year, though dryland cotton has been challenged.”

Tour stop discussions focusing on cotton cropping systems and varieties, peanut disease control, weed control and irrigation will be led by Byrd; Damicone; Todd Baughman of OSU’s Institute for Agricultural Biosciences in Ardmore; and Saleh Taghvaeian, OSU Cooperative Extension water resources specialist.

Source- OSU Ag Communications   



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Woodward Livestock Market- November 14, 2019  Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:52:14 CST
  • Food Innovations Unveiled During OSU Product Development Competition  Sun, 17 Nov 2019 06:57:13 CST
  • Friday November 15, 2019 Market Analysis with Justin Lewis of KIS Futures  Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:00:57 CST
  • USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Talks Latest MFP Payments at 2019 NAFB Convention  Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:55:51 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:24:42 CST
  • Promoting Growth and Grade Robbi Pritchard Talks Implant Dos and Don'ts  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:20:29 CST
  • USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:06:58 CST
  • Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Selects Robyn Peterson of the Noble Research Institute as President  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:57:27 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!


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

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

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.