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Ron Hays Talks with Tyson Ochsner, Brian Arnall and Beatrix Haggard on Research to Increase Ag Productivity

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:42:05 CST

Ron Hays Talks with Tyson Ochsner, Brian Arnall and Beatrix Haggard on Research to Increase Ag Productivity Our latest Road to Rural Prosperity Podcast has gone live- and it features three members of the Faculty from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University. Our Podcast spotlights Oklahoma State University scientists who are teaming up with peer researchers at Kansas State University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service in El Reno to enhance cropping systems in the southern Great Plains.


“There is a critical need for integrated research, Extension and education efforts to identify and promote best management practices that increase agricultural productivity, optimize water and nutrient use efficiency, and protect against yield losses from environmental stresses and weeds, all the while improving soil health,” said Tyson Ochsner, Sarkeys Distinguished Professor of Applied Soil Physics with OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.


Researchers at the University of Maryland also are part of the multi-institutional team, funded by a nearly $10 million total five-year grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Approximately $1.9 million will be going to OSU. Click here for our earlier news story from our website.


Currently, the Oklahoma State team of interdisciplinary researchers and educators includes division faculty members Jason Warren, Brian Arnall, Josh Lofton, Beatrix Haggard, Misha Manuchehri and Alex Rocatelli of the department of plant and soil sciences, as well as Dayton Lambert, holder of the OSU Willard Sparks Chair in Agribusiness Studies, and Lixia Lambert, OSU assistant professor with the department of agricultural economics.


Governor Kevin Stitt singled out OSU's Ochsner during his State of the State earlier in 2019. "Consider Dr. Tyson Ochsner from Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. He is leveraging advancement in technology to reimagine farming in Oklahoma. Tyson’s research, conducted with OSU students, is transforming the interaction between water and soil and allowing farmers to monitor drought, streamflow forecasting and wildfire dangers. Our agriculture industry is already Top 5 in many areas, but this advancement is expected to take Oklahoma’s farmers to new heights."


In our Podcast, Host Ron Hays talks with Dr. Ochsner, Dr. Brian Arnall and Dr. Beatrix Haggard about this multi million dollar research effort that focuses on improving southern plains agriculture in rainfed farm situations.


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