This spring we burned the Kerr Center Prairie. I mentioned we would post photos of the prairie over the summer. Well, here is a timeline of photos from the prairie. I am happy to report that the tall grasses are moving in rapidly. Dominant tall grasses include big bluestem, switchgrass, and Indiangrass. It has taken over four years to get to this point. The spring and early summer showcased the most wildflowers, especially liatris. I hope to seed or plug some eastern gamagrass into the prairie to add diversity.
President’s Note: Kerr Center Prairie
President’s Note – Blueberries
The Kerr Center is planting a large number of highbush and rabbiteye blueberry varieties to evaluate for eastern Oklahoma.
President’s Note: Cover Crop Timing
Timing in planting a fall cover crop is critical for both coverage over the winter and biomass production the following spring.
Presidents Note: Avoiding Parasite Resistance
Through grazing management and limiting the use of de-wormers, we hope we can control parasite loads and decrease parasite resistance.
President’s Note: Book Review – Heirloom Vegetable Gardening
This recent edition of an old classic is the perfect book for someone who wants to sample stories about various heirloom vegetables.
President’s Note: Lichens in Oklahoma
The “moss rocks” popular in landscaping aren’t what they seem. Learn more about the lichens of Oklahoma with this study guide.