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Volume 17, Number 10
May 19, 2017



Summer Schedule for Extension News: Extension News will be going to a new schedule over the summer as things slow down a bit between the spring and fall semesters. Publication dates for the summer will be June 16, July 14, and Aug. 18. We will resume the regular schedule of every other Friday beginning Sept. 15. Please keep in mind if there are things that need to be announced to all Extension personnel, that can be done via email at all_extension_staff@instranet.okstate.edu.

                                                                                                                                               Jim Trapp


Last Day to Register: Today is the last day to register for the Native Plants Conference slated May 31 at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m. University and industry specialists will be on hand to share their expertise on topics such as gardening with natives, landscape design challenges of using native plants, conifers, sowing seeds, and more. Registration, which includes lunch, is $85 and due TODAY. The Botanic Garden/Friends of the Garden members, Master Gardeners, Extension Educators, linneaus gardeners, and students with ID may register for $65. For more information, please contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404.    


Video Series Addresses Use of Soil Moisture Sensors: As the irrigation season begins, some growers are evaluating the idea of using soil moisture sensors to better manage irrigation events and reduce energy costs associated with it. A new video series recently released on YouTube demonstrates how to install and operate several major types of sensors available in the market. The video series is in conjunction with Kansas State University and can be accessed here.

Wheat News: Bob Hunger, Extension Wheat Pathologist, has provided the most up-to-date information on wheat disease, which can be found here.  

New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new and updated publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. New publications include:

  • BAE-1534 Minimizing Stormwater Runoff by Disconnecting Residential Downspouts
  • BAE-1533 Drought and Its Impact on Agricultural Water Resources in Oklahoma
  • HLA-6615 Simple Irrigation Checkup for Home Sprinkler Systems
  • HLA-6614 Lawn Care Safety and Basic Maintenance Tip for Teens
  • PSS-2179 Agronomic Management Practices for Controlling Sugarcane Aphids

Revised publications include:

  • T-3197 Nutrition for Older Adults: Diet and Health Guidelines to Lower the Risk of Diabetes

Condolences to: LaDonna Berry, Assistant Extension Support Specialist, Lincoln County, on the death of her father. Ronald (Ronnie) Berry passed away May 9. Funeral services took place May 13 at the Lehman Funeral Home Chapel in Wellston, Oklahoma. Cards may be sent to LaDonna in care of the Lincoln County Extension Office, 811 Manvel, Ste 2, Chandler, OK  74834.



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    Title Changes/Transfers

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    Internal Applicants Only

    Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Alfalfa County

    Extension Educator, Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, Grady County

    Area Positions

    Area Extension Agriculture Economist, SW District

    Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, SE District


    May 19: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    May 20: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Kingfisher)
    May 25: Vegetable Field Day (Perkins)
    May 31: Native Plant Materials Conference (Stillwater)
    June 6: 4-H Ambassadors Retreat (Stillwater)
    June 7: 4-H Leadership Retreat (Stillwater)
    June 15-24: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)
    June 23: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Purcell)
    June 26-28: 4-H Design Institute (Stillwater)
    July14: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    July 15: Oklahoma 4-H .22 Pistol and .22 Rifle Contest (Oklahoma City)
    July 18: OSU Big 3 Field Days (Stillwater)
    July 22: Oklahoma 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Recertification Training Workshop (Stillwater)
    July 26-28: 96th State 4-H Roundup

















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