Volume 30 / March 2021
Pottawatomie County

Agriculture & Horticulture
News & Updates
Note: Underlined texts are clickable links for more details.
Report Storm Damage
Pottawatomie County residence if you had damages due to the winter storm to your home, business and/or agriculture please report them at damage.ok.gov This helps Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Pottawatomie County Emergency Management document the impact of the winter storm and will support the case to help get more assistance to help you recover from this winter storm.
If you have questions message this page or call Pottawatomie County Emergency Management at 405-878-2332 Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm.
The deadline for application is within 30 days of the loss, from what FSA office tells us.

Link to USDA Fact Sheet for more details.
Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Day - April 1
We have been waiting for this date to be offered! We are promoting this early, so... it's time to clean out the barn, shop, or garage of those expired or unwanted chemicals for proper disposal. Please see the flyer below for all the details. The date is April 1st in Purcell, OK. This is the closest one we have had to our area in quite awhile. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Winter Injury Following Record Cold
For some plants, our wait and see approach may be visible sooner than we thought, while other plants may take awhile to reveal their injury from this recent bitterly cold weather.
For more information on winter kill in our bermudagrass lawns and turf, see the Shawnee NewsStar article: Horticulture Q and A for March 3rd.
What is coming up in Pottawatomie County?
Beginner Vegetable Gardener Workshop
If you are new to vegetable gardening and would like to learn more about it, join us for a gardening workshop each month on the first Tuesday, beginning March 2nd, 1 to 3 pm!

The first class will be site selections, soils and getting started with cool season crops.

The class will be in our extension office classroom.
14001 Acme Road, Shawnee, OK

Please call to register, we have a limit of 12 for this class. 405-273-7683

We still have spaces open.
Pottawatomie County Junior Livestock Show
March 2-5, 2021 at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo

Details are posted on

Best of luck to all competitors!
Multi County Master Gardener Spring Work Day
Join in the clean up fun as we get our demonstration garden site ready for spring!

If you have a truck or trailer and can help with disposing of trimmings then come prepared. Also, mark any tools with your name, so we can sort out any stragglers.

March 6th
9:00 am
OSU Extension office grounds

Masks needed if working closely. Bring your own water bottles, gloves, and tools.
Multi-County Master Gardeners
Wednesday Meetings are Back!

March 17th at 9:30 am on St. Patrick's Day! So wear your green and join us for the shenanigans!

Shawnee Community Center
804 S Park
Shawnee, OK 74801

Set up will be at 9 am. Masks are required.
Educational topic: How to Build a Bluebird House, presented by Jerry Mowdy, Master Gardener Class of 2020.

The executive board will meet in by Zoom on March 10th.

Workday is March 6th.
Small Hobby Greenhouse Workshop
March 25th
10:30 am

OSU Extension Office Classroom
Limit of 12, so please call to reserve your seat.

This is a repeat of the February Class. We had a few more than our classroom would hold. Please call to save your seat. 405-273-7683

Announcements and Webinars
The previous RANCHER's LUNCHTIME SERIES workshops are available online for viewing at your convenience.

Go to our landing page at Beef.okstate.edu or just click on the link below:

March 11, 2021 from 1- 3 pm Online Shackelford Webinar Series
Speaker: Marilyn Stewart - Native Plants: Connections to insects, wildlife, and humans.
A new forage series began in Feb and will be held each month, Third Thursday Evening!

During these programs, there will normally be live question and answer time, tune in for great discussion and the opportunity to ask your questions.

The first session went well and the link to watch on YouTube is:
Average Fertilizer Prices
Current Price Last Reported
Urea (46-0-0).......$476.66 up from $450.00
DAP (18-46-0)......$643.33 up from $548.33
Pot Ash (0-0-60)..$416,66 up from $396.00
These prices are based on an average of three area bulk fertilizer dealers. (updated Feb 25, 2021)

Just a note, these prices are rising and can change daily. Shop around for price and availability.
For Hay and Cattle prices: Red will indicate a drop in price, Green will indicate a rise in price. (2 19 2021)
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