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.
Multi-state research and Extension effort targets crop-jumping pest
Oklahoma farmers and ranchers plant between 300,000 and 400,000 acres of sorghum annually. Sugarcane aphids can be extremely damaging to sorghum grown for grain and forage, and are capable of increasing into large numbers quickly. DASNR’s Sugarcane Aphid Team is part of a multi-state, multidisciplinary partnership developing a much-needed smapling tool to save producer’s time, money and possible their entire crop.
OSU wheat geneticist Brett Carver honored by National Association of Plant Breeders
DASNR’s Brett Carver has been named the 2016 recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders’ Plant Breeding Impact Award. An OSU faculty member since 1985 and holder of the university’s Wheat Genetics Chair in Agriculture, Carver provides program direction for the nationally renowned OSU Wheat Improvement Team. The team has released 20 hard red winter and hard white cultivars since 1998, including the top four varieties planted as part of Oklahoma’s 4.9 million acres of wheat planted in 2016.