Friday, February 10th my family and I will be packing up for the 6th annual Oklahoma Plasticulture Conference, where I will be speaking of how we developed our new strain of Certified Organic okra called 'Heavy Hitter'. This new strain has produced as many as 200 pods per plant in a single season. Some of the plants grew over 60 branches! The mean circumference measurement of these plant's 'trunks' were over 8" inches!
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Micah Anderson, Plasticulture Specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, said there are 13 programs scheduled for the day covering everything from soil health to available grants for people wanting to get involved in plasticulture.
?This will be the single largest gathering of experts in the field of plasticulture and small farming operations we expect to see this year,? he said. ?We will not only cover production and marketing, but also financial assistance and insurance issues.?
The Moore Norman Technology Center is located at 13301 S. Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City. For more information call (405) 522-4330. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m.