Crops

Use caution when making replanting decisions

With the majority of soybeans now planted in Ohio and some plants beginning to emerge, growers statewide should evaluate soybean stands to determine if their crops are doing well or if they may need to consider replanting. With high costs associated with replanting, most growers should carefully weigh all options before deciding to replant, said [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

USDA moves forward with new rootworm technology

The National Corn Growers Association is encouraged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s positive initial review, released last week, of Monsanto 87411, a product with RNAi technology to combat corn rootworm pressure. The initial reports, which indicated the product does not pose either a plant pest or environmental risk, are a first step toward getting [...]

Print Friendly
Read More
multi_hybrid_planter_becks_hybrids_kinze_raven_dtn_karl_wolfshohl

First look at 2015 crop shaping the markets

This month’s USDA supply and demand report provided their first extensive outlook into new crop corn, soybeans, and wheat. For decades dating back to the 1970s, the May reports have been the first outlook for the newly planted crops in the United States. They originated because of the Great Russian Grain Robbery from the 1970s. [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

Vinoklet Winery takes Best of Show in Ohio Wine Competition

In a blind tasting featuring more than 240 Ohio wines, eight local wines took top honors at the 2015 Ohio Wine Competition, May 18-19 at the Kent State University Ashtabula Campus. Two panels with four judges evaluated the wines. The Overall Best of Show was awarded to Vinoklet Winery for its 2013 “Brother Joe” Cabernet [...]

Print Friendly
Read More
photo-9

Feeding Farmers Week 1 – Maple View Farms, Erie County

Dale Minyo and the crew of the Ohio Ag Net took a trip north on Tuesday for the first 2015 installment of Feeding Farmers in the Fields, sponsored by AgriGold Hybrids. Maple View Farms based in southern Erie County was the winner. The farm is run by Keith Edwards and two of his sons Kirk [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

Watch fields for black cutworms

Black Cutworm moths are starting to arrive in the Corn Belt with the recent weather fronts moving from southwest and we need to be ready with the rescue treatments, if necessary. We need to learn about their habits and what to look for while scouting. Some of the important points are as follows: • Black [...]

Print Friendly
Read More
Casespraytips

The costs and rewards of spraying soybeans

First of all, what does spraying cost me? You might be thinking of herbicide cost, but I’m thinking of something else. If your row spacing is 15 inches or less, there is always yield loss when you post spray and run over plants. One study estimated losses at 2.5% with 60-foot booms, 1.9% with 90-foot [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

Head scab risk on the rise

Southwest Ohio wheat growers with early flowering fields planted with highly scab-susceptible varieties are at moderate risk for Fusarium head blight development this week, said a wheat expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. And while northern Ohio is at a high threat for Fusarium head blight, also called [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

NCGA continues push for a Highway Bill

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill late Tuesday to extend the United States Highway Trust Fund’s authorization only through July 31, National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling issued the following statement: “We are disappointed in Congress’ repeated failure to pass a long-term highway funding bill. There isn’t a county in this [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

A Ohio rubber crop is coming your way from OARDC

In 2004, the History Channel broadcast a Modern Marvels Special on Natural Rubber. My favorite quote from that special is “Our four most important natural resources are air, water, petroleum, and rubber.” (I would have argued for soil to be part of the list.) Nonetheless, while most people guess the first two, some also guess [...]

Print Friendly
Read More