Managing Weather-Related Risk for Specialty Crops

Ardmore, Oklahoma
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Managing Weather-Related Risk for Specialty Crops
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Central Time)

Noble Research Institute Kruse Auditorium
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
United States

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Specialty crop producers must manage many risks, one of which is adverse weather. While many of the more popular fruit and vegetables crops are well adapted to growing conditions common to California’s Central Valley, the same can’t be said for the Southern Great Plains, where unpredictability is the name of the game when it comes to the weather.

This course is designed to acquaint experienced and novice growers with the many strategies available to manage weather-related risks, including too much water, too little water, wind, hail, intense sunlight, excess heat and frost/freeze events.

What You Will Learn:

·         Types of adverse weather common to the Southern Great Plains and the negative impacts they have on crop yield and quality

·         Different windbreaks and how they are used to manage wind

·         Components of a plasticulture production system, including high tunnel hoop houses and how they are used to manage weather-related risks

·         How to install and use hail nets

·         Methods used to install and use shade fabric

·         The types and uses of field freeze protection technologies, including burners and overhead sprinkler systems


Contact Information

  • For more information or to register, visit or call 580-223-5810. Preregistration is requested. For other agricultural questions, please call our AgHelpline at 580-224-6500.

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