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Organic Establishment of Native Wildflowers

This presentation describes the Kerr Center’s experiences and lessons learned from efforts to establish wildflower plantings on the Kerr Ranch using organic methods.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Celestial Lily

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing celestial lily (aka prairie iris), Nemastylis geminiflora.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Narrow-leaf Mountain Mint

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing narrow-leaf mountain mint, Pycnanthemum tenuifolium.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Fogfruit or Frogfruit

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing fogfruit (aka frogfruit), Phyla nodiflora.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Rock Pink

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing rock pink (aka flower-of-an-hour), Phemeranthus calycinus.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Giant Coneflower

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing giant coneflower (aka giant browneyed Susan), Rudbeckia maxima.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Indian blanket

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing Indian blanket (aka firewheel, blanket flower), Gaillardia pulchella.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Big Bluestem

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing big bluestem, Andropogon gerardii.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Little bluestem

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing little bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Indiangrass

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing indiangrass, Sorghastrum nutans.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Switchgrass

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing switchgrass, Panicum virgatum.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Ohio spiderwort

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing Ohio spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Mexican hat

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing Mexican hat, Ratibida columnifera.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Goldenrod

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing goldenrod, Solidago spp.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Compassplant

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing compassplant, Silphium laciniatum.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Maypop

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing maypop, Passiflora incarnata.

Plant Identification Worksheet

This worksheet includes basic information and notes on 50 plants common in southeastern Oklahoma.

Organic Before Organic Was Cool: Oklahoma Rancher Raises Profits on Pasture

This article, from the summer 2004 issue of Field Notes, profiles Oklahoma rancher Walt Davis, who switched to low-input rotational grazing to reduce costs, only to find his pastures diversifying and his operation qualifying for…

Ranch Management Practices to Improve Water Quality

This Oklahoma Producer Grant project fact sheet describes several practices – including permanent sod, limited-access watering points, and buffer strips – to improve water quality in ponds.

Livestock Watering Systems, Riparian Areas, and Pond Maintenance

This presentation by David Redhage discusses practical considerations for fencing livestock out of streams, laying out watering systems for rotational grazing, setting up siphon systems for gravity-fed watering from ponds, and protecting stream crossings and…

Native Milkweeds of Oklahoma

Use this guide to help you plan your milkweed garden – picking native milkweeds that match your location and soil.

Trees and Shrubs of Value to Pollinators

This table lists a variety of trees and shrubs that grow in Oklahoma, including time of bloom, mature height, water requirements, commercial sources, and more.

Establishing Native Pollinator Habitat Organically: Tips from Our Experience at Kerr Center

This publication describes our project to establish native pollinator plants using organic techniques.

Cover Crops as Beneficial Insect Habitats

This publication outlines thoughts on, and experiences with, using cover crops as beneficial insect habitat in organic farming.

Native Plants for Native Pollinators in Oklahoma

This beautiful full-color guidebook is overflowing with information on 38 Oklahoma native plants and the pollinators that visit them.

Pollinator Plant Propagation Guides

This is a list of books covering techniques for starting and establishing native plants.

General Pollinator Plant Landscaping Guides

This is a list of books that contain information on landscaping with plants, emphasizing native species, that provide pollinator habitat in Oklahoma.

Native Plant Identification Guides

This is a list of books that are useful for identifying native plants that provide pollinator habitat in Oklahoma.

Native Pollinator Books

These books cover identification, ecology, and management of native pollinator species relevant to Oklahoma.

Native Plant Seed Catalog and Nursery Sources

These seed suppliers and nurseries sell plant material useful in establishing native pollinator habitat for Oklahoma.

Native Pollinator Web Resources

These websites offer background information on both Oklahoma native pollinators and the plants that form important parts of their habitat.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Illinois Bundleflower

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing Illinois bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis.

Resource List for Native Pollinators and Plants

Extensive list of books, websites, and organizations with information about native plants and pollinators.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Rattlesnake Master

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing rattlesnake master, Eryngium yuccifolium.

Pollinator Plant Profile: Purple Prairie Clover

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing purple prairie clover, Dalea purpurea.

Flowering Periods for Select Oklahoma Wildflowers

Flowering Periods for Select Oklahoma Wildflowers

Agroforestry Practices

This report covers general concepts and approaches in agroforestry. It includes references, a reading list, tables of planting distances, and a list of tree species suitable for southeastern Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Projects Combine Timber Production with Cattle Grazing

This article describes the implementation and results of two agroforestry projects undertaken on the Kerr Center ranch in the 1990s.

Agroforestry Report

This intern report covers general concepts and approaches in agroforestry.

Native Plants for Native Pollinators on the Kerr Ranch

Native Plants for Native Pollinators on the Kerr Ranch

Pollinator Plant Profile: Maximilian Sunflower

This fact sheet contains information on planting and growing Maximilian sunflower, Helianthus maximiliani.

USDA-NRCS Soil Health Assessment

This page contains links to soil quailty indicator worksheets for assessing indicators including bulk density, infiltration, slaking, soil crusts, soil structure and macropores, earthworms, soil enzymes, total organic carbon, mineral cycle, and water cycle.  

Pond Management Resources

This collection of online resources related to pond management was used as a handout at a 2011 workshop led by Ken Williams.

Riparian Area Management Techniques

This report gives an overview of riparian area management techniques in use on the Kerr Center ranch, including fencing, limited-access watering, and stabilized stream crossing points.

Agroforestry Overview

This presentation sketches the details of several agroforestry projects on the Kerr Center ranch.

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