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Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is dedicated to making available science-based information relevant to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma. The Division is comprised of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and two state agencies: the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

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Carbon sequestration a positive aspect of beef cattle grazing grasslands

Large male turkeyCarbon sequestration – the long-term capture and storage of carbon from the atmosphere, typically as carbon dioxide – is a method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. That is where beef producers who employ grasslands as a pasture resource come in. Research has found impacts ranging from no change to up to 268 pounds of carbon stored per acre per year. The variability in the impact grazing can have on carbon sequestration is due to differences in specific grazing management practices from operation to operation.

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Water is essential for Christmas tree success for the season

STILLWATER, Okla. – While Christmas trees in the living room are no longer growing, they still need just as much water as if they were. Keeping the focal point of your Christmas decorations fresh and beautiful is simple, if a few important steps are taken.
Christmas tree facts spark interest of OSU researchers

STILLWATER, Okla. –We have all heard the warnings and seen the clips of Christmas trees bursting into flames and ruining someone’s holiday season.
Annual horticulture show opens Jan. 13 in Arkansas

STILLWATER, Okla. - Building healthy economies with local and regional food systems will headline the topics presented at the 36th Annual Horticulture Industries Show in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This year’s theme is “Local Foods, Farms, Gardens and Success.”
Premier canola event set for Enid in January

STILLWATER, Okla. – Agricultural producers interested in learning how to maximize their canola production and profitability should register now to attend the Jan. 19 Canola College in Enid.
Think twice about gifts of clothing for the holidays

STILLWATER, Okla. – As you make out your holiday shopping list, you are sure to find a variety of things on it. Some popular items may include toys, household items or electronics.
Medication safety during the holiday travel season

STILLWATER, Okla. – When you are scrambling to get on the road or rushing to prepare your home to host family and friends for the holidays, managing your medications is an easy detail to overlook.
Options exist to control Hessian fly problems in wheat

STILLWATER, Okla. – Occurrences of Hessian fly have been found in southwestern Oklahoma winter wheat this fall, making it important for producers to identify field infestations and strategies that can assist in managing the pest next year.

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