Crops

Ohio Corn & Wheat hosts annual Farm Science Review Tallest Stalk Contest

Ohio Corn & Wheat is hosting its annual Tallest Stalk Contest at the Farm Science Review, September 20-22, 2016. All Ohio farmers are encouraged to participate. Stalks may be checked-in between 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. on Tuesday, September 20, or 9 A.M. and 1 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. “The Ohio Corn & Wheat [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — August 22nd, 2016

Timely Rains Improve Conditions Rains reached across the state, boosting soil moisture levels and helping conditions for some crops according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 3.4 days available for fieldwork for the week ending August 21st . According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 26 percent [...]

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Levi Runkle did not like what he found in his Champaign County field in mid May.

Don’t forget the chilling lessons that can be learned from May 16

The hot days and muggy nights of late have certainly all but erased now distant memories of the late frost that punctuated the cool, wet spring planting season. Even though harvest season is drawing near, it may not hurt to review the crops that were hurt by the late frost in the not-so-distant past to [...]

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Managing wheat for profitability

There is growing evidence reaffirming the important role the inclusion of wheat in the crop rotation can have on total farm productivity and water quality. This combined with strong grain and straw yields in 2016 may have more farmers thinking about wheat this fall. But, to maximize the benefits of wheat, it must be properly [...]

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We had some helping checking corn yields this morning.

2016 Ohio Crop Tour Summary

The 2016 growing season started wet and cool then turned hot and dry in many areas — a classic worst-case scenario for corn and soybeans. There were certainly some examples that showed up in fields on the 2016 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour displaying evidence of those challenging conditions. But, at the same time, we saw [...]

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The benefits of collecting good yield data

The sound of locusts in the evening and back-to-school advertisements on TV are a sure sign that August has arrived and summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, corn and soybeans will be changing color and it will be time for harvest. During harvest, most farmers don’t think twice about making [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — August 15th, 2016

Some areas received varied amount of rainfall that benefitted the crops, while other areas continued to suffer from the dry conditions, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.5 days available for fieldwork for the week ending August 14th . According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, [...]

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This Union County corn is showing signs of the dry weather.

Dry weather taking its toll on Ohio crops

The rain this weekend was much needed, but the extended dry conditions in many pockets around Ohio created lasting damage in some fields. Corn is showing the signs of drought stress in a growing number of fields around Ohio.

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Using a biological approach to restoring soil function

Farmers that are looking to find the balance between a lower cost of production and better nutrient placement while maintaining the health of their soils may consider a strip-tillage system. Many thoughts and ideas about this type if farming were shared in early August at The National Strip-Tillage Conference in Bloomington, Illinois. “Farmers need to [...]

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Field day emphasizes nutrient management and water quality

Agricultural Conservation, Protecting Water: Keeping Soil and Nutrients in the Field — this is the theme of the Hardin County Field Day on Aug. 26.  This is the second year for this field day, cooperatively sponsored by the following partners: The Nature Conservancy, John Deere, Findlay Implement, Chris Kurt Farms, Randy Boose Farms, OSU Extension, [...]

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