Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Cropping Systems

Articles

The dollars and 'sense' of double-cropping soybeans (7/6/2016 news article by Don Stotts, Ag Comm. Services)

Parting with the Plow (by Clara Gregory in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of Cowboy Journal)

Programs

Slides from presentations given at the 2013 No-Till Oklahoma Conference are available at http://notill.okstate.edu/presentations/2013-no-till-conference/2013-no-till-oklahoma-program.

Departmental Research Projects

row crop spacing

The effects of irrigation amount and the distance between rows and subsurface drip tapes on corn and sorghum yield are being studied at the Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
(Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian - Biosystems & Ag Engineering, Dr. Jason Warren- Plant & Soil Sciences)

moisture sensor-buried

Soil moisture sensors and infrared canopy temperature sensors monitor corn water stress and performance under customary and dryland irrigation.
(Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian - Biosystems & Ag Engineering)
NoTill

Conservation Tillage allows more water to enter the soil, leading to increased soil moisture, less soil erosion, and better water quality in the surrounding watershed.
(Dr. Jason Warren- Plant & Soil Sciences)
- Visit notill.okstate.edu.
- View a presentation.

Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Stations

plasticulture at Bixby

Oklahoma Vegetable Research Station in Bixby:
- Plasticulture with drip tape to reduce weeds and water evaporation
  (Watch an "Oklahoma Horizon" video.)
- Linear-move irrigation with five shallow wells


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Sandyland Research Station near Mangum:
- Wildlife guzzlers
- Agricultural land under Conservation Reserve Program

 

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