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OSU Extension Ramping Up Research on New Alfalfa Varieties For Oklahoma Producers

Thu, 14 May 2020 09:42:51 CDT

OSU Extension Ramping Up Research on New Alfalfa Varieties For Oklahoma Producers Oklahoma farmers may soon have more access to growing Roundup-ready alfalfa, said Alex Rocateli, OSU Extension forage specialist. Rocateli talked with Radio Oklahoma Agriculture Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd during the recent OSU field day in Lahoma.

Rocateli said OSU is ramping up research on new alfalfa varieties, especially Roundup-ready varieties which have shown good results in areas north of Oklahoma.

Itís looking promising, he said, but we need more information for Oklahomaís challenging climate.

Here in Oklahoma we are lacking information on new varieties and Rocateli said he is trying to revive the OSU program.

He said the stateís alfalfa crop is looking great as very few insects are showing pressure.

I can tell from driving around central Oklahoma it is looking fantastic, he said. We are reaching about 1.5 tons per acre on the first cut and we can think about getting about 5 tons per acre for the season, Rocateli said.

He quickly added Oklahomaís challenging weather conditions make it difficult to accurately predict yields.

Click on the listen bar below to hear more of KCís interview with OSUís Dr. Alex Rocateli.



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