IPM Oklahoma!

Improved Grass and Rangeland IPM

Oklahoma Hay
 

Improved pasture grass forages include warm-season perennial grasses such as Bermudagrass, Old World bluestem, Weeping lovegrass and Bahiagrass. Cool-season grasses include Tall fescue and Ryegrass. The maintenance of the health of  pastures is critical for sustainable production of these important sources of livestock feed.

Oklahoma is also home to 23 million acres of native rangeland. Rangelands are defined by their vegetation. Some types of rangelands that occur in Oklahoma include Crosstimbers, Shortgrass Prairie, Shinnery Oak Grassland, Tallgrass Prairie and Mesquite Grasslands. 

Fortunately IPM provides a framework for managing pests that can meet the needs for maintaining healthy rangeland and pastures.

NEWSLETTERS AND BLOGS

Pest e-Alert (OSU Plant Disease and Insect Advisory)

Down and Dirty with NPK (OSU Soil Fertility Blog)

FACT SHEETS 

OSU Fact Sheets (Improved Forage Grasses)

OSU Fact Sheets (Rangeland Management)

PSS-2776 Thistles and Their Identification

EPP-7318 Integrated Management of Thistles in Oklahoma

WEBSITES

Oklahoma Rangelands

Great Plains Grazing (Regional network)

Natural Resources Conservation Service

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