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The station is located in South Central Oklahoma in the Reddish Prairies resource area with primary commodities being hay production, cattle and wheat.

 

Research Focus

Alfalfa and hay production, cotton, small grains, grain sorghum, Bermuda and switch grass, corn, soil fertility, weed science, and entomology. Studies include variety trials, culture techniques, tillage, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering studies, and IPM (Integrated Pest Management).

 

Size and Location

The station consists of 437 acres and is located ½ mile south of Highway 62 at the east edge of Chickasha.

 

The alluvial soils of the South Central Research Station consist primarily of the Dale and McClain soil series. These soils are commonly found on flood plains and terraces of Oklahoma’s east-west through-flowing rivers. These soils are among the very best agricultural soils in the state and their favorable texture and structure makes them well suited for irrigation. The average annual precipitation is 32.4 inches with an average summer high temperature of 95.1°F and average winter low temperature of 27.9°F. The elevation of the station is 1085 feet above sea level.

 

The Team

Lawrence Hurt
Field Foreman II

 

Rick Taylor
Field Equipment Operator

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