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2017 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour summary

After an extremely wet growing season for Ohio we were not sure quite what to expect in the 2017 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour. We had heard about dry weather, but were surprised how dry some fields were, especially in the northwestern part of the state. There were certainly some examples that showed up in fields [...]

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Heavy rain doesn’t have to mean money down the drain

Farmers of all types face challenges everyday as they work hard to get higher yields and greater profits. Inputs throughout the growing season can help with reaching those goals, but only if those inputs are utilized to their full potential. Heavy rains in Ohio during the spring and early summer may have washed away some [...]

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Western Ohio cropland values and cash rents 2016-17

Ohio cropland values and cash rental rates are projected to decrease in 2017. According to the Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Survey, bare cropland values in western Ohio are expected to decrease from 4.4 to 8.2% in 2017 depending on the region and land class. Cash rents are expected to decline from 1.4% [...]

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Soybean aphids showing up

We have heard reports of growers spotting a few soybean aphids in their fields. Finding aphids at this time of year is consistent in the past—we have seen them arrive later and later. We do have a lot of late-planted soybean that are in R4 or R5 stage soybean. Remember that our economic threshold to [...]

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Clinton County

Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day Two Video Recap

Lack of insect pressure and crop quality may allow the first USDA numbers to be closer than previously suspected for 2017 harvest. The crew weighs in on what they say after the second day of the 2017 Ohio Crop Tour.

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Western bean cutworm monitoring continues

Western bean cutworm (WBCW) populations decreased for all monitoring counties in Ohio for week ending August 4. A total of 72 traps were monitored in 23 counties. Overall, 653 WBCW adults were captured. The state average per trap decreased from 21 WBCW (week ending July 28) to 9 WBCW (week ending July 28). Amy Raudenbush, [...]

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Dicamba complaints slowly filtering in

Dicamba, a weed killer notorious in some states for spreading well beyond where it’s sprayed, harming other plants along the way, is affecting growers in Ohio. The state has received only 19 official complaints of dicamba damage to fields this year. However, there are likely three to four times as many instances of harm because [...]

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