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OSU’s Seth Byrd Honored As 2021 Cotton Specialist Of The Year

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Dr. Seth Byrd — a self-proclaimed East Coast guy — is originally from North Carolina but has lived all over the country. He says he was drawn to Oklahoma, in part, because of the emergence of cotton as a popular option for a rapidly growing number of producers across the state. An agronomist with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, Byrd ... Read More »

Two recognized at virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

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At the virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, BASF sponsored two prestigious professional awards: Cotton Specialist of the Year and Cotton Marketer of the Year. Dr. Seth Byrd, an agronomist with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, was named the 2021 Cotton Specialist of the Year, and Texas cotton grower Barry Evans was named Cotton Marketer of the Year. Cotton Specialist of ... Read More »

Oklahoma Farmers Score 5-Bale Cotton

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Yield is paramount in PhytoGen® brand varieties and is what makes cotton growers thrive. PhytoGen cottonseed also has many traits to help farmers protect that yield. Even so, in the western Oklahoma Panhandle, Mother Nature can wreak havoc on a cotton crop during the season. For the Isaacs — Russell, wife Alice, and father Richard, who ... Read More »

Cotton Shines In Oklahoma

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• By Seth Byrd, Oklahoma State University • Like any cotton season, 2020 was a roller coaster in Oklahoma, although we tended to avoid the extremes experienced in the two previous years. Coming off a hot and dry 2018 followed by a cool and wet spring and a hot and dry summer in 2019, this season was slightly more moderate. ... Read More »

Red River Crops Conference goes virtual Jan. 20-21

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The eighth annual Red River Crops Conference goes virtual Jan. 20-21. The event, offering crop production information focused on Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. This year’s goal is to provide the same high quality and relevant management information that will help agricultural producers ... Read More »

OK State’s TAPS program lets farmers test drive new irrigation technologies

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Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is using an interactive program called Testing Ag Performance Solutions to help corn and cotton farmers with irrigated crops improve water-use management. TAPS allows producers to try out research-based improved technologies and strategies at OSU Ag Research sites in the Oklahoma Panhandle before investing their own money in similar systems, ... Read More »

The Circle Of Life

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The beginning of 2020 brought an end to a century of farm ownership when we sold the family farm in Eric, Oklahoma. All of the grandchildren — including me — are mostly removed from the area, and the time was right. A neighbor whose farm adjoined ours bought the property after having leased it through the years. Their farm had ... Read More »