The Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association website will be back up with a new look very soon!
Our next meeting will be held on Friday, February 24th at 7:00 PM. Dr. Lynn Brandenberger will be speaking about his experiences with growing in high tunnels. It’s sure to be a great talk and I wanted to share this with the group. The group meets on the last friday of every month at the OSU-OKC Horticulture building.
Here’s some information about Dr. Brandenberger from the OSU website:
Lynn Brandenberger is a horticulturist with major responsibilities for serving the needs of the commercial vegetable industry in Oklahoma. He is responsible for leading extension and research programs focused on enhancing the yield, quality and safety of fresh and processed vegetables. His program addresses the cultural aspects of vegetable production, leading efforts state wide for crop cultural concerns, weed control and food safety. His research and demonstration program has been instrumental in cooperating with producers and county extension educators to determine industry needs and how to address those needs. Past and ongoing work includes: Variety evaluations, fertility, irrigation, mulches, crop enhancement compounds and population studies; Herbicide screening and rate studies in several vegetable crop groups; Studies regarding the potential for microbial contamination in fresh produce; Soil improvement through cover crop use. In addition, he has published results of his work through peer reviewed journals and written numerous applied research reports. His work has been implemented through collaborations with researchers, producers and county extension staff throughout the state and nation. Current and past projects include evaluation of vegetable cultivars and screening of new weed control materials for use in vegetable crops. Detailed results of these studies are included in the 2005-2009 Vegetable Trial Reports and are available through the Department of Horticulture at Oklahoma State University. Extensive and complete data information can be found on the following website: www.hortla.okstate.edu/