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First hollow stem update 02/26/2016

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David Marburger

David Marburger

Since April 2016, I have served as the Small Grains Extension Specialist at Oklahoma State University. My research and extension efforts focus on delivering science-based recommendations in order to increase small grains production and profitability for stakeholders throughout Oklahoma and the southern Great Plains.

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First hollow stem is the optimal time to remove cattle from wheat pasture (full explanation). We measure first hollow in our September-sown wheat forage plots at Stillwater each year, and normally have approximately 50% of varieties at or past first hollow stem by March 1st. I have posted first hollow stem measurements from these plots in a table at the end of this blog. WB-Grainfield and AG Robust have reached first hollow stem since our last update.

Keep in mind that the numbers reported from Stillwater are likely behind those being observed in southern Oklahoma and ahead of those observed in northern Oklahoma. The First Hollow Stem Advisor can provide an estimate of first hollow stem progress in your neck of the woods.

First hollow stem measured in wheat sown 09/15/2015 at Stillwater, OK. Varieties with no hollow stem value reached first hollow stem on a previous measurement date
Variety cm of hollow stem 02/26/16
Endurance 0.9
OK Rising 1.3
Billings
Ruby Lee 1.3
Duster 1.2
Gallagher
Iba
Bentley
Doublestop CL Plus 1.3
NF 101
WB-Cedar
WB4458
WB-Grainfield 1.6
Winterhawk
WB4515
WB4721
WB4303
SY Monument 0.9
SY Flint
SY Llano
SY Drifter
SY Wolf 1.1
SY Razor
SY Grit
Everest
1863
KanMark 1.4
Oakley CL 1.3
Larry 0.8
Zenda
Tatanka 1.0
Joe 0.7
LCS Pistol 0.9
LCS Wizard 1.2
LCS Mint 0.9
LCS Chrome 1.0
T158 1.0
Long Branch 1.1
TAM 112 1.2
TAM 204 1.3
TAM 114 1.3
AG Robust 1.6
Byrd 1.2
Brawl CL Plus 0.6
Avery 0.7
OK1059060-3 1.3
OK10126 0.7
OK11D25056 0.8
OK12621 0.8
OK10728W 0.8
OK12716R/W 0.6
OK11231 0.8
OK09915C-1 0.6
OK12912C 1.0
OK12DP22002-042 1.2
OK118036R/W  
Average 1.0

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