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Notes on fall fertilization: Nitrogen

By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences With harvest almost complete after another year with high to very high yields, it’s time to review some basics of fall fertilization. Neither fertilizer nor grain prices are historically high, so there’s reason to be aware of costs while making …

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Input costs on the rise for 2019

The cost of producing a grain crop is expected to rise next year and farm income is unlikely to increase, an agricultural economist with The Ohio State University has projected. On average, profits for Ohio farmers next year will be “low to negative,” said Barry Ward, an assistant professor in …

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Commodity leaders join forces on sustainability research

The National Pork Board (NPB), United Soybean Board (USB) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a sustainability research platform that will benefit all three organizations and their producers. This research program will include the sharing of completed research, coordination on …

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Nov. 8 report negative for soybeans and wheat

By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile With rains across the Midwest during the last half of October delaying harvest, a common thread of anticipation for this report suggested both U.S. corn and soybean yields would be reduced. The Nov. 8 report was negative for soybeans and wheat. Early gains in corn of …

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FDA releases two FSMA draft guidance documents

By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, and Ellen Essman, Sr. Research Associate, Ohio State University The Food and Drug Administration recently released draft guidance documents explaining how to follow rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). One document, titled “Guide to Minimize Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Produce,” provides guidance on …

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Are modern genetics worth the money?

By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension field agronomist At summer field days and then at Farm Science Review, I had the opportunity to talk with growers about crop prices and how they plan to cut back on costs for 2019. While yield will help offset the cut backs, price is …

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Sampling for SCN: Fall is the time!

By Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist As we continue to wait another week for the fields to dry out, this provides some time to sample soil for the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations. The SCN Coalition theme for the next few years is “What’s your number?” Do …

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