Today there seems to be a resurging interest in local grains and heirloom grain varieties. When we think of wheat today, most envision large combines on the Great Plains or Pacific Northwest. People are waking up to the idea that grain crops used to be grown on small farms throughout the United States, outside of today’s commodity wheat production regions.
Field Notes – September 2016
Fall is finally just around the corner, but we’re casting one eye back over our shoulder to summer, when the crew of OSU’s popular TV program “Oklahoma Gardening” visited the Kerr Center to film two short segments, which aired last month.
One covers the Kerr Center’s office landscape pollinator plantings. The other takes a look at the different elderberry varieties growing in the Cannon Horticulture Plots. Both are available for viewing free online. Please have a look!
If you’re planning on planting cool season legumes in pastures, the time is upon us. Our free publication, “Pasture Legumes: Establishment and Management,” is a tried-and-true resource for that activity. (Hint for gardeners: the same principles apply for cool season legumes as cover crops!)
But before diving into those offerings, join David Redhage for a look at an aspect of farming and ranching operations that’s as often overlooked as it is crucial: safety.Field Notes – September 2016 (PDF, 660 KB)