Lahoma Station Soybean Tour
Area Extension Center
EVERY YEAR is a different production experience
for soybean producers in northwest Oklahoma. To say the least, this year
has been one for evaluating heat and moisture stress on soybeans.
While there are questions of whether or not the beans will continue
to flower, set pods, and fill the pods, research with this crop continues
at the North Central Oklahoma Research Station at Lahoma. Currently
under evaluation are maturity group variety trials, plant population, and
row spacing studies and crop rotation experiments. Drs. Lewis Edwards
and Kent Keim, with the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, have
been evaluating the soybean crop with Dr. Ray Sidwell, station superintendent.
Also working with Edwards in his evaluation is Dr. Ron Scholar, OCES soybean
To help producers answer questions about their soybean crop and to look
at the research efforts being evaluated at the station, a North Central
Oklahoma Experiment Station soybean tour has been planned. Producers
interested in participating in the tour should mark their calendars for
Wednesday, August 5. The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude
at 11:45 a.m. The group will meet to the west of the North Central
Research Station headquarters west of Lahoma on Highway 412.
Edwards, Keim, and Sidwell will review their research initiative and
Scholar will evaluate the stresses on the soybean plant this year and evaluate
the crops potential. Also on the program for those who are faced
with the decisions of whether to hay or graze their soybeans will be Greg
Highfill, OCES area livestock specialist, and Roger Gribble, OCES area
agronomist. Questions about the tour can be addressed at the Garfield
County Extension Center at 580-237-7677.
Division of Agricultural
Sciences and Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University