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Page 4 Thomas (Okla) Tribune March 1, 2012 ATTACKING Canola fields recently is the diamondback moth shown above. Canola fields invaded with Diamond Back Moths by J. Terry Pitts, OSUArea Extension Specialist, IPM As warmer than usual weather has been normal in 2012, one insect has started attacking canola fields re- cently. Diamond Back larvae were present in many fields last fall but were removed with insecticide sprays. Those fields have been clean until recently when large numbers of moths have swarmed to growing fields. Those moths don't look like a moth that we generally see. They are light grayish brown with a white diamond-shaped along the back when the wings are folded. The larvae are slightly tapered at each end and pale green in color. They wiggle rapidly when disturbed. The moths move very fast as you approach as they are quick to fly as you walk into a field. Their flight is quick and they seek another place to land quickly. This is not the typical moth or butterfly flight you nor- mally see in fields. Field consultant, Jerry Stoll from the Frederick area says he has seen large numbers in fields he scouts this last week. The larvae feed on the un- derside of leaves but more im- portantly feed in the growth point which determines the future growth of the plant. If it is damaged then you will not have normal plant growth which could affect the yield. Economic thresholds have not been established through scientific studies but the loss of normal plant growth and reduced growth due to the damage leaves one to the conclusion to remove the actively growing larvae when in canola. Products that control the larvae are: Bacillus thurin- gensis (a biological insecti- cide) and pyrethroids with the trade names of Brigade 2EC, Mustang Max EC, Proaxis 0.5 CS, and Warrior with Zeon. There may be others available with more recent registra- tions, so ask your chemical supplier about availability and what has worked the best in your area. Your OSU County Agricultural Educa- tor can also assist you with information on canola and insect control. If you have further ques- tions, you may contact Ron Wright, Custer County OSU Extension Service at 580- 323-2291. ETAO THE OKLAHOMA NETWORK Thursday MarCh.! ........................... ::::::::::: " Iday March 9 :: 7P. The.Big: Band Years 8::Moments to Rem#mber Friday March 2 8:3OPM Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me Saturday March 3 Saturday:March 10 7Pu Walk Stars Throuqh the Years 9pM Osa Hammerstein I1: Oui Of MyDreams sunday March 4 6PuCeltic Woman: Believe ::Z : -" March 12 , , 8PM Idlna MenzeL lain That G rl 7PM II Volo Takes Fliqht Monday March 5 7PM Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled Tuesday March 6 7PM 60S Pop, Rock & Soul 9Pu Peter, Paul & Mary: 25th Anniversary Concert Wednesday March 7 7PM Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall Thursday March 8 7PM Biq Band Vocalists TuesdayMarch 13 7M Under the Streetlamp B:3OPM Celtic Thunder: Voyaqe Thursday March 15 7Pa Straiqht No Chaser: Sonqs of the Decades : :: :: " 8:30PM Celtic Woman:Believe Saturday March 17 7PU Lawrence Walk: Precious Memories 9PM The Irish Rovers: Home in Ireland This ad provided, in part by:. 5000.661.2979 AgrAbility Project gives hope by Scan Hubbard STILLWATER, Okla.- Many Oklahomans have been farming and ranching their entire lives. It is what they know. It is what they love and it is how they make a living. Should a farmer have a stroke or break their back from a fall, what happens to the family business? Is the family also prepared for changes impacting them due to normal wear and tear on their bodies due to aging or disabling conditions such as arthritis? "The OklahomaAgrAbility Project is available to farmers and ranchers and their fami- lies who have been impacted by disabilities," said Jan Johnston, project principal investigator and co-director. "We provide direct service, education and networking to support the rehabilitation and assistive technology needs of these Oklahomans. We offer hope." Oklahoma AgrAbility was established in 2002, and is one of the 22 state projects funded by the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agri- culture. The Oklahoma Proj- ect is a unique partnership of Oklahoma State University; Oklahoma Cooperative Ex- tension Service; the Okla- homa Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) with ser- vices provided through Okla- homa ABLE Tech; and the Langston University School of Physical Therapy "Often, AgrAbility clients are disabled by an injury sus- tained on the farm or ranch, and assistive technology, such as hydraulics, comput- erization, motorized lifts, modifications to farm build- ings, farm tools and auto- mated gates can be adapted to keep a farmer or rancher working," said Johnston. Oklahoma AgrAbility links agricultural families with resources. "The Project identifies available and appropriate resources connecting ag op- erators with technology as- sisting them in everything from a lift helping them get on and off a horse to GPS technology for monitoring fertilizer application," said Linda Jaco, co-director of the project. The website, agrability.ok- explains the Project, highlights several success stories and provides details on how to submit an appli- cation for services. The site implements 19 accessibility standards set forth by the 2004 Oklahoma Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Act. These standards ensure Oklahoma governmental websites are fully acces- sible to those living with disabilities including blind- ness, hearing impairments and a variety of physical limitations. The accessible website is embedded with assistive technology codes not seen without the use of special technologies loaded on the computer viewing the website. For more informa- tion about these special tech- nologies, contact OK ABLE Tech at http://okabletech. "Anyone who uses the new website will be assured full access, and this is our ultimate goal - full inclu- sion of our program and its services, and giving hope," Johnston said. For more information on Oklahoma AgrAbility, visit the website or call 888-885- 5588. Oklahoma cattle shooting suspects plead guilty Two Broken Arrow men have plead guilty Thursday to 8 counts of Cruelty to Animals, for shooting 9 head of Rogers County cattle with a bow and arrow, killing 6 of them. Traton Tyler Vanderpool, 19, and Jared Wade Barlass, 20, were sentenced to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections RID program for one year. Upon success- ful completion of the boot camp style RID program the defendants will serve four years on supervised proba- tion, pay a $100 fine, serve 60 days in the Rogers County jail or complete 240 hours of community service, and both will pay full restitution to the ranchers in this case. In August 2011, Vander- pool and Barlass turned themselves in to authorities after a number of tips were received by Texas and South- western Cattle Raisers As- sociation (TSCRA) Special Ranger John Cummings and the Rogers County Sheriff's Department. The tips led to them being questioned by Special Ranger John Cum- mings and Rogers County Sheriff's Department inves- tigator Joe Garber. "We owe a lot of thanks to the diligence and hard work of Special Ranger Cum- mings. His participation in the case was one of the main reasons it was solved," said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton. "This was a unique case in that it affected a variety of people. From the ranchers whose livelihoods depend on the cattle they pro- duce, to a young 4-H member who lost her show calf, along with folks from the general public who were concerned about the welfare of the cat- tle so violently harmed. We appreciate our relationship we have with the community and the assistance we receive from groups like the TSCRA Special Rangers." TSCRA has 29 special rangers stationed strategi- cally throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in- depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRAhas over 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who man- age 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest. Annual truckload tree sale set for March 14 The State Forestry De- partment will be at the Deer Creek Conservation District office at 300 S. Broadway in Weatherford on March 14 with their annual Truckload Tree Sale. The sale will run from 2:00-4:30 p.m. dtrowing a Mary Kay Party? Since i come to you, thereisnohasslhtgqthstorecrowds, parking, or [ to, ing to fisut a salespersm I can offer free smnples, and recommend the products taiitred to you and your frient[' skin, styles, and wallets/Contact me tc " set up yotu- party today! That's beauty on a budget" Containerized seedlings are sold with a minimum of 50, and bare-root seedlings are sold with a minimum of 100. Prices vary depending on variety and number of seedlings. Seedlings are to be used for natural resource conserva- tion and forest management- related projects. They must not be used for ornamental/ landscape plants and cannot be resold as living plants. Those interested should arrive early for best avail- ability. For more information, call the DCCD office at 580-772- 7670.