Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station

The Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES) conducts research on agriculture, natural resources, rural economies and social issues to address the needs of Oklahomans. 

Our research is a collaborative effort between farmers and ranchers, agriculture commodity groups, industry, state agencies, and federal competitive grants. OAES research expenditures account for more than $50 million annually and directly support Oklahoma’s agricultural industry. 


Straight Talk About Research (STAR) videos 

The Vice President for Research has launched a series of videos featuring faculty members describing the diverse and impactful research underway at Oklahoma State University, including Dr. Tyson Ochsner from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences describing his research to develop new and better ways to measure and use soil moisture information. Watch STAR videos at OStateTV


Dr. Glenn Zhang's research into developing innovative antibiotic-free alternatives for use in both humans and livestock has resulted in articles in a wide variety of mainstream and scientific publications. Recently, his work was published in the journal Science, one of the world's top research publications.


OSU-developed bermudagrass takes root as improvement on previous varieties

Yanqi and Dennis

Its name is derived from a Native American word that means “frozen water,” which is an apt description for the newest bermudagrass variety developed by Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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The skinny on cow weight maintenance and forage intake, courtesy of OSU animal scientists

black baldie cowsWeight gain is almost a national obsession the first few months after the new year, and while humans may be most interested in dropping pounds, cattle breeders are more concerned with helping cows maintain a good body weight at a reasonable cost.

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OSU, KSU, Langston multi-institutional team tackling agricultural data use challenges

wheat closeupA multi-institutional, multidisciplinary team from Oklahoma State University, Kansas State University and Langston University is tackling agricultural data use challenges. The “Building Field-based Ecophysiological Genome-to-Phenome Prediction” effort is made possible through a four-year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Welcome to DASNR!

Dr. Thomas Coon, Vice President, Dean and Director, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, gives a brief welcome to new students, staff and faculty and an explanation of the DASNR Triangle.

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