Grazingland Research Laboratory

Grazinglands Research Laboratory is located at Fort Reno, OK. To learn about the research done at this site, click here.

Grazingland Research Laboratory

Grazinglands Research Laboratory

 

Oklahoma Mesonet Station at Grazinglands Research Laboratory

The Oklahoma Mesonet is a world-class network of environmental monitoring stations. The network was designed and implemented by scientists at the University of Oklahoma (OU) and at Oklahoma State University (OSU).

The Oklahoma Mesonet consists of 120 automated stations covering Oklahoma. There is at least one Mesonet station in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.

At each site, the environment is measured by a set of instruments located on or near a 10-meter-tall tower. The measurements are packaged into “observations” every 5 minutes, then the observations are transmitted to a central facility every 5 minutes, 24 hours per day year-round.

To learn more about the Mesonet station located at Fort Reno, click here.

Oklahoma Mesonet Station, Fort Reno, OK

Oklahoma Mesonet Station, Fort Reno, OK

Photo Credit: Ann Marshall

Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit

The mission of the Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit is to develop and deliver improved technologies, management strategies, and strategic and tactical planning tools that help evaluate and manage economic and environmental risks, opportunities, and tradeoffs, for integrated crop, forage, and livestock systems under variable climate, energy and market conditions.

Forage & Livestock Research Unit

Forage & Livestock Research Unit

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Forage & Livestock Research Unit

Forage & Livestock Research Unit

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Cattle Monitoring Device for the Forage and Livestock Unit

Photo Credit: Ann Marshall

Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resource Research Unit

The mission of the Unit is to quantify interactive effects of land use, agricultural management, climate, and the water cycle on agricultural and hydrologic systems; and to develop planning tools to evaluate and manage environmental and economic risks under variable climate, energy, and market conditions.

Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resource Research Unit

Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resource Research Unit

Photo Credit: Ann Marshall