OSU Extension Agents’ Handbook of Insect, Plant Disease, and Weed Control EAH is Published Annually A homeowner has white grubs in her lawn. What insecticide would you suggest the homeowner purchase and apply to her yard? A homeowner came in the MG office with a “sick” Pine. After studying it you determined it was Dothistroma Needle Blight. What Fungicide would you recommend and when would you tell them to apply it? A commercial vegetable grower from Bixby has squash bugs in her pumpkins. What insecticide can she use? A homeowner is raising cabbage & cauliflower (cole crops) There seems to be lots of “worms” eating his crop. He would like you to suggest an organic control, what would you suggest? Questions? Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Tulsa County Oklahoma State University Oklahoma’s Land Grant University Three functions of a Land Grant University What is Cooperative Extension? Created by Federal legislation - 1914 – Smith-Lever Act (“aid in diffusing among the people of the U.S. useful and practical information on subjects related to agriculture and home economics”) Land Grant Colleges (Morrill Land Grant Colleges Act – 1862 & 1890) Cooperative = 3 way partnership – Fed; State; County Educators located in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties OCES Mission: Improve the quality of life for Oklahomans through the transfer of University based research. OCES provides a direct link between the University and the people of Oklahoma. OSU President Agriculture Sciences & Natural Resources Vice President, Dean & Director Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Arts & Sciences DASNR Departments Business Education Engineering, Architecture & Technology Associate Director Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Animal Science Agronomy Ento & Plant Path Human & Environmental Resources Horticulture Vet Med District Extension Directors Ag Engr Ag Econ Ag Ed County Extension Directors & County Extension Educators Area Specialists Tulsa County OSU Extension Office County Extension Director Administrative Secretary Horticulture Educators Agriculture Educator 2 FTEs 4-H Youth Educators Family and Consumer Sciences Educator 3 FTEs 1 FTE Community Nutrition Education Program Coordinator 1 FTE Secretary Secretary Program Assistants 2 FTEs Secretary Program Assistants 8 FTEs The Cooperative Extension Team County Educators Peers in other Counties District/Area Support Volunteer Support State Support OCES Four program areas: – Agriculture – 4-H Youth – Family and Consumer Science – Rural and Community Development Focus Areas – Agriculture Commercial Livestock Home Horticulture Horticulture Forage and Pasture Crops Ag Business Management Natural Resource Management The community is our classroom.