Logan County Cooperative Extension Service

Logan County Cooperative Extension Service The Cooperative Extension Service provides scholarly information regarding agriculture, family & consumer sciences, 4-H & Youth Development, & more.
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Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service county educators and area, district and state specialists develop science-based educational programs to help Oklahomans solve local issues and concerns, promote leadership and manage resources wisely. Programs focus on: increasing opportunities for agricultural enterprises; natural resources and environmental management; food, nutrition, health, and safety education; and youth, family, and community development.

Operating as usual

Photos from NEOK Ag Advantage's post
08/02/2021

Photos from NEOK Ag Advantage's post

08/02/2021

Recently published on the Extension Experience podcast, Trent Milacek and JC Hobbs talk about debt relief for socially disadvantaged farmers. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides monies that are being administered by the FSA and our discussion hits on eligibility and potential tax liabilities for those receiving ad hoc disaster payments.
http://spotlight.okstate.edu/experience/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/07/Podcast-52-ARPA21.mp3

Oklahoma State University - Department of Agricultural Economics
Oklahoma State Ferguson College of Agriculture

07/28/2021

Logan County Extension Office
Will be closed July 28th – July 30th
0pen Back up July 30th at 2:00 P.M.
Please email AnnDee Turner if you have questions that need immediate attention. [email protected]

Timeline Photos
07/21/2021

Timeline Photos

It's peak milkweed season! 🦋 Researchers with Oklahoma State University studying green milkweed response to different management practices have found that delaying mowing until after the plants have gone to seed can trigger a summer resprout that can support late summer monarch reproduction and the fall migration.

Timeline Photos
07/13/2021

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Eastern redcedar removal options include fire, mechanical, chemical and biological.
Stay tuned to learn about all four!

How to manage: MECHANICAL
Follow with fire every 3-5 years or mechanical must be repeated.

Hand Cutting: Chainsaw, loppers
Cut below lowest green branch.
Target females & small trees first.
Use on steep or rocky terrain.
Small acreages or few trees/acre.

Tree Shears & Saws: Skid-steer, tractor attachments
Cut below lowest green branch.
Rubber tires = less soil disturbance.
Trees are easier to cut after fire.

Mulchers & Shredders: Skid-steer, tractor, backhoe
No remaining skeletons.
Rubber tires = less soil disturbance.

Chaining: Two dozers with a chain between
Cost effective on a largescaleUse on steep or rocky terrain.
Large acreages or many trees/acre.

Click for more https://bit.ly/ERCBestManagementOSU

The Prairie Project

07/13/2021

BEEF COW SLAUGHTER CLIMBS

The drought impact of beef cow slaughter is taking its toll in several regions around the U.S. The start of pasture and range conditions was the worst start since the 2012 and 2013 growing seasons. These early weeks are showing a large portion of the U.S. was already requiring supplemental feed to maintain herds. For the west this is a second year of continued hardship and will result in a second year of beef cow culling. As of late May, about 25% of the beef cow herd is in pasture conditions assessed as poor and very poor. This has been an improvement from a few weeks ago, when 40% of the cow herd was assessed to be in those conditions. Still, pasture and range is not improving evenly.

According to the regional slaughter, most of the slaughter regions are seeing an increase in beef cow slaughter with the exception for regions 1, 2, and 3 (representing CT, ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, NY, NJ, DE-MD, PA, WV & VA). The Pacific Northwest region indicates beef cow slaughter above a year ago, year to date up 5%. Regions 5, 6, and 9 have the largest percentage increase, up 29%, 12%, and 18% respectively. Total U.S. beef cow slaughter in federally inspected plants is up 10.1% year to date. In the last couple of weeks, beef cow slaughter has accelerated hitting above 70,000 head per week. The percent change is being amplified by below average slaughter levels of last year during April and May.

The last two years have seen increased slaughter after breeding season for spring born calves has occurred, resulting in surging beef cow slaughter at the end of the year. The biological cycle would indicate that again may be the case, but producers may not have the carrying capacity to wait this year. In addition to the west, drought has been creeping into the Southeast and the Northern Plains continue to struggle with limited moisture.

Timeline Photos
07/09/2021

Timeline Photos

Eastern Redcedar Invasion into Prairies. Stop the Spread!

The first targets should be adult females and small trees.

Each female tree produces thousands of seeds.
Adult females are blue-green from a distance due to berry-like cones that are blue.
Adult males are brown from a distance due to the small and scaly cones.

Trees can produce seeds at 6 years old, control before they start.
A pasture in 2014 had scattered small trees. Within 5 years, the 2019 image shows visible cedar cover.

Click the link to learn more https://bit.ly/CedarInvasionOSU

The Prairie Project

07/08/2021

Bagworms

Bagworms seem to be numerous this year. I have had a number of calls about them and I have noticed they are bad at my house.

I often times see them on bald cypress, red cedar and pecan trees.
You may have noticed them hanging on a thread from a host tree searching for another plant to infest.

Bagworms can be more easily controlled when they are still small (late Mayor early June). This applies to all types of pesticides but especially to products with Bacillus thuringiensis and Spinosad as the active ingredients. Since we are past the best time to apply these products you may consider applying Sevin or Malathion.

Feel free to contact the Mayes County OSU Extension office at 918-825-3241 if you have questions about this or other pests.

07/01/2021

Grass-Cast estimates annual forage production on native pastures for the western counties of Oklahoma as well as eastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado and many other Great Plains states.

For rainfall scenarios that are ‘above normal’, ‘normal, or ‘below normal’, from now through August 31st, different annual forage production values are estimated.

Producers in areas with decreased production may need to reduce stocking rates, provide supplemental hay, graze stockpiled pastures and/or wean calves early.

Click to interact with the most recent annual production estimates https://bit.ly/GrassCast

National Drought Mitigation Center ARID: Agroecosystem Resilience In Times of Drought

07/01/2021

Robust overseas demand for U.S. meats, led by pork and poultry, drove trade surplus in 2020.

The United States is the world’s largest producer of poultry and beef and the third-largest pork producer. Abundant exportable supplies have enabled trade of major U.S. meats and products to run a continual surplus, with high demands for U.S. animal proteins in Asia and favorable trade agreements driving quantities exported above quantities imported for pork, broiler meat, and turkey.

By volume, broiler meat (broilers are a subset of chickens) was the most traded U.S. meat in 2020. Exports of broiler meat accounted for 92% of total poultry (total chicken plus turkey) exports and exceeded imports by almost fiftyfold.

Pork exports further contributed toward the growth in the meat trade surplus. In 2020, pork exports were sevenfold higher than pork imports, increasing more than 15% or almost 1 billion pounds from a year earlier.

In contrast, apart from 2018, the amount of beef imported by the United States has exceeded exports 7 of the last 8 years. Last year, U.S. beef exports declined more than 2% from a year ago, while beef imports rose more than 9% over the same period. This trade deficit reflects, in part, a robust U.S. demand for processing-grade beef.

And finally, despite turkey imports up 72% and turkey exports down 11 percent in 2020, export levels still resulted in a trade surplus for turkey.

The Science of Fawn Survival: Leave It Where You Found It | NDA
06/28/2021
The Science of Fawn Survival: Leave It Where You Found It | NDA

The Science of Fawn Survival: Leave It Where You Found It | NDA

So, you found an abandoned fawn and you’re wondering what to do with it. You may have even rescued it, and now that you brought it home you are wondering who to call. Is there anyone who will take it to raise? What does it eat? Can you house-train it? I know you mean well … Read More

06/27/2021

It’s the time of year to start inspecting your trees for bagworms. Bagworms are most commonly found on evergreens, but they can also target deciduous trees and shrubs. Fun facts: 1) “Each caterpillar makes its own bag that it carries around as it feeds” 💼🐛 (source: ISU); and 2) Overwintering bags can contain 300-1000 eggs! 😮 Learn more about bagworms in this week’s “Home Grown” and university extension links:

http://paynecountymastergardeners.org/HomeGrown/files/ItsBagwormSeason2021.html

Photo Credit: University of Nebraska Extension (https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/bagworms.shtml)
Iowa State Univ. Extension: https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/bagworm
OSU Entomology: http://entoweb.okstate.edu/ddd/insects/bagworms.htm

06/26/2021

Oklahoma Equine Owners: be on the lookout for Vesicular Stomatitis Virus symptoms in your livestock.

VSV is a viral disease of horses, donkeys, mules, cattle and swine. Initial symptoms include excessive salivation and reluctance to eat or drink. Clinical signs include vesicles, erosions and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, ears, teats and coronary bands of their hooves. Lameness or weight loss may follow. Body temperature may rise immediately before or at the same time lesions first appear.

To help prevent the spread, consider these practices: strict fly control in and around the farm, manure management, eliminate fly breeding areas, apply appropriate insecticide use for horses, barns and outdoor areas, and consider fly sheets for horses.

If you find horses with lesions, do not move the livestock from the premise and contact your local veternarian or call the State Vet's office at 405.522.0270.

Timeline Photos
06/26/2021

Timeline Photos

Know your natives! Manage your invasives.

NATIVE
Basket-flower (Centaurea americana) aka American Star Thistle
Annual
Flowering: May-July
Habitat: prairies, shallow or rocky soil
Flowers: basket-looking flower base (phyllaries)
Leaves: Unlobed

INVASIVE
Musk Thistle (Cardus nutans) aka Nodding Thistle
Flowers: nodding flower head
Leaves: many lobed, silvery margins

Photos from Georgia Forages's post
06/25/2021

Photos from Georgia Forages's post

06/19/2021

Today, Secretary Arthur sent this letter to EPA Administrator Regan urging the agency to reconsider the June 30th and July 30th cut-off dates for Dicamba application due to late planting caused by weather delays.

“Because of extreme weather, many of our farmers will still be planting their soybean crops after June 30th and completing Dicamba application will be impossible. Maintaining the June 30th deadline for soybeans and the July 30th for cotton harms our farmers for a variable they have never been able to control---the weather, “ Arthur said.

We stand with our farmers and urge the EPA to reconsider deadlines to support our producers.

Are flies bothering your cattle herd this year?  Tune into the Extension Experience podcast to hear a discussion about f...
06/14/2021

Are flies bothering your cattle herd this year? Tune into the Extension Experience podcast to hear a discussion about flies and how to control them in your beef herd this summer season.

Are flies bothering your cattle herd this year? Tune into the Extension Experience podcast to hear a discussion about flies and how to control them in your beef herd this summer season.

http://spotlight.okstate.edu/experience/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/05/Podcast-50-Brian-Freking-Fly-Control.mp3
OKState Animal & Food Sciences
Oklahoma State Ferguson College of Agriculture
Oklahoma State University Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology

06/08/2021

Need plants? Join us Friday, June 11th @ 1pm for "Selecting Plants for Summer Success" at TLC Garden Center off W. Memorial. You'll learn about many of the drought-tolerant plant selections that thrive in Oklahoma.

Are you having issues with must thistles ?
06/08/2021

Are you having issues with must thistles ?

The musk thistle head weevil is an effective biological control that lays it’s eggs on the underside of the flowers. When the larvae hatch they burrow into the base of the flower and eat the developing seeds.
This can result in 90-95% musk thistle reduction in 8-10 years.

Integrated Musk Thistle Control
MAY - Check for weevils, if none are found, collect from elsewhere and release on thick musk thistle stands
JULY - Mow after larvae have pupated
SEPT./OCT. - spray new musk thistle rosettes
MARCH - JUNE - Allow weevils to consume developing seeds
As weevil population increases, use less herbicide to ensure continued weevil populations

For more, click the link https://bit.ly/OSUThistleMgt

06/01/2021

May/June land and pond management calendar.

Part 1: Pasture Management

Delayed Haying: Haying native pastures in late June is good for wildlife and improved hay quality.
Summer Fire: growing season prescribed fires should be planned out and the fire breaks completed.
Spraying Weeds: Johnsongrass, Bermudagrass, sericea lespedeza and perrilla mint can be controlled in early summer.
Brush Piles: The safest months to burn brush piles due to high humidity, low winds and lush pastures.

For the full calendar, click the link http://bit.ly/LandPondOSU

05/28/2021

Some impressive rainfall totals with yesterday's storms, including a maximum of 4.25'' in Guthrie!

Think you got more or less at your house? Know with certainty and be a part of citizen science by getting involved in CoCoRaHS Headquarters! More info here: https://cocorahs.org/

#okwx #okmesonet

05/28/2021

DANGER! Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) is poisonous to humans and many animals.

Family: Apiaceae (Carrot)

Distribution: All counties except panhandle

Toxicity: Affects all mammals even people
100-500g poison sheep and cattle
Respiratory paralysis kills in 2-3 hours
Dead stems are toxic up to 3 years

Controls: Spray 2,4-D when

05/26/2021

Registration is now open for OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Summer Conference July 30-31 in Broken Bow! #FarmBureau members ages 18-35 will have the chance to meet farmers and ranchers from across the state, tour local agricultural facilities and learn more about YF&R leadership opportunities and programs. Learn more about the conference and register today at okfb.news/YFRSummer21. #OKFBYFR

05/19/2021

Ever wondered why some plants look to good to be real, like the plant on the right? Worm Castings! Come to our Compost Festival at Will Rogers Gardens this Saturday and learn about the different types of compost, how to make it, and how to use it. The class is from 9 to 11:15 and we will have plants, mulch, and different types of compost for sale to the public. You'll need to register by noon on Thursday, May 20th. Hope to see you there!

05/17/2021
05/14/2021
05/14/2021

Quick way to reduce water usage? Stop washing those jeans! By wearing your jeans 10 times before washing you can reduce 77% of your water usage.
#conserve #energymanagement #reducewateruse

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215 Fairgrounds Rd
Guthrie, OK
73044

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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(405) 282-3331

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Members of the Westway HCE enjoying their June outing to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile.