Field Notes: Kerr Center’s Newsletter

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Field Notes is the Kerr Center’s newsletter. 2014 marked its 40th year of publication.

In 2015, Field Notes went electronic!

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Field Notes – July 2021

The July 2021 issue of Field Notes covers direct marketing, the farm share of the food dollar, pollinators in the news, pawpaws, and more! Read on!

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Field Notes – May 2021

The May 2021 issue of Field Notes covers 2021 workshops, new Climate Normals, a free new grazing e-book, USDA pandemic relief, and more! Read on!

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Field Notes – April 2021

The April 2021 issue of Field Notes covers wasp ID, heritage poultry counts, Oklahoma organics, a new monarch documentary, and more! Read on!

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Field Notes – March 2021

The March 2021 issue of Field Notes covers elderberry safety, sustainable agriculture videos, CRP signups, USDA value-added grants, and more! Read on!

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Field Notes – January 2021

The January 2021 issue of Field Notes covers the western monarch population, a new treatment for goat parasites, small-scale tools, soil biodiversity, and more!

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Field Notes – October 2020

The Field Notes October 2020 issue covers renewed federal coronavirus aid to farmers, container-grown tomatoes, bee-killing pesticides, online trainings, and more. Read on!

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Field Notes – July 2020

The Field Notes July 2020 issue covers summer gardening, mushroom growing, beginning ranching, long-term research trials, and more. Read on!

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Field Notes – June 2020

The Field Notes June 2020 issue covers native plant landscaping, biopesticides for high-tunnel strawberries, wetland mitigation banking, and more. Read on!

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Field Notes – May 2020

The Field Notes May 2020 issue covers the latest pandemic resources, late-planted garden crops, nighttime pollination, and more! Read on!

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Field Notes – March 2020

The Field Notes March 2020 issue covers COVID-19 resources for agriculture, prescribed fire trainings, wetland easements, heirloom vegetables, and more!

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Field Notes – February 2020

The Field Notes February 2020 issue covers wildfire preparedness, seed starting, hydroponics, season extension, conservation oral histories, and more!

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Field Notes – December 2019

The December 2019 issue of Field Notes includes a review of a book on monarchs and milkweed, and reviews the past year at the Kerr Center – with a peek at what 2020 brings.

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Field Notes – July 2019

The July 2019 issue of Field Notes includes a review of a comprehensive guide to garden insects, links to new resources on agroforestry and cover crops, and news about fertilizer industry greenhouse gas emissions.

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Field Notes – March 2018

With spring officially sprung, David Redhage returns to the topic of organic small-scale grain production. Our online events calendar shows…
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Field Notes – July 2017

This time of summer, we can look with satisfaction out over the horticulture plots’ “green fallow” of warm-season cover crops,…
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Field Notes – April 2017

This month, David Redhage explains how plastic mulch is helping the horticulture program get soil prepared during narrow weather windows.…
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Field Notes – July 2016

Summer is blockbuster movie season. This month, we’ve got viewing suggestions of our own, highlighting several videos from the Kerr…
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Field Notes – June 2016

In this month’s newsletter, we’ve gone a little wild. In this month’s president’s note, David Redhage shares thoughts on his…
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Field Notes – May 2015

Last month, we predicted (somewhat un-originally) that April showers would bring May flowers. The flowers are here, all right, but…
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Field Notes – April 2015

If April showers bring May flowers, now’s the time to learn what to watch for – or plant – in your pollinator gardens. Several recent Kerr Center publications can help – download them all as an Earth Day treat! Then, pass that treat along to pollinators by putting the information to work, giving them a hand by preserving habitat and planting pollinator-friendly plants, trees and shrubs.

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Field Notes: Fall 2014

Resilient Farmer Wrap-up, Beginning Farmer and Rancher program review, our new website launches, newsletter moves to electronic format.

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Field Notes: Spring 2014

The Field Notes Spring 2014 issue includes the newsletter’s 40th anniversary, biochar and compost, heirloom okra, sweet potatoes, and more!

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Field Notes: Fall 2013

OKBFRP 2013 Highlights, Agroforestry Update, Resilient Farmer Recap, Remembering Sen. Kerr , Kerr Center Honors, Okra Seed Project, Choctaw Youth Program, Pollinator Project, 2013 Summer Interns

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Field Notes – Fall 2011

The Field Notes Fall 2011 issue includes articles on drought, sweet potatoes (including George Washington Carver’s work with the crop), and more.

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Field Notes – Fall 2009

The Field Notes Fall 2009 issue includes articles on food assistance programs at farmers markets, sustainable agriculture at OSU-OKC, and more.

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Field Notes – Fall 2008

The Field Notes Fall 2008 issue includes articles on hoop houses, both practical advice and recent research on raising meat goats, and more.

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Field Notes – Winter 2007

The Field Notes Winter 2007 issue includes articles on Eliot Coleman at the Horticulture Industries Show, economic multiplier effects, and more.

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Field Notes – Summer 2002

The Field Notes Summer 2002 issue includes article on essay contest winners, the Oklahoma Food Policy Council, an antique tractor donation, and more.

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