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2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference

The 2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference will be held Feb. 15-16 in Dublin, Ohio, featuring a number of experts from around the country who will cover key topics for the industry – including fruit quality, winemaking and product branding practices, and spring frost protection. The conference is being jointly organized by the College of Food, [...]

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Seeking water quality cooperators

Ohio State University Extension is seeking additional farmers in the Maumee River Basin to help with a water monitoring research project looking at Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus losses from fields. Increases in DRP in the watershed have been tied to increased occurrences of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie. The data collect will help better quantify [...]

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AgriGold adding soybeans

At the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville today, AgriGold announced that the formerly corn only company will be soon adding soybeans to their line up. “We have been corn only for the past 80 years, but with new genetics, traits and seed treatments, it has made the soybean industry very confusing. Our model is largely [...]

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How do wheat tillers contribute to yield?

In the coming months as the weather warms up, winter wheat will break dormancy and will begin to green up. After a period of about two weeks following green up producers should evaluate their stand in order to make management decisions for their wheat crop. Part of this evaluation includes counting tillers to determine if [...]

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Updated guide for Midwest vegetable growers now available from OSU Extension

An updated vegetable production guide for commercial growers in several Midwestern states is now available. The 2016 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is available for $10 plus tax and shipping and can be purchased at Ohio State University Extension’s eStore, estore.osu-extension.orgat go.osu.edu/BKYx.  The guide includes management tips from nationally known horticulture experts, including from the College of Food, [...]

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Three out of every 10 bushels of grain and soybean exports from the U.S. go through the Panama Canal. Photo by Joe Murphy, Iowa Soybean Association.

Panama Canal expansion boosting opportunity for U.S. ag

A violent lightening streak tore across the sky on a recent trip for a group of U.S. farmers to visit the Panama Canal. “When we were at one of the locks it was just clouding up and a crack of lighting came from nowhere. It is a much more intense lightening than we have here [...]

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Conservation Tillage Conference coming soon

High input costs coupled with low grain prices anticipated in 2016 means that growers have to make smarter, calculated choices to grow profitable crops this year. Also important is the need to build and maintain healthy soils to help ensure good water quality, said Randall Reeder, a retired Ohio State University Extension agricultural engineer. Reeder [...]

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Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey for 2016

A large number of Ohio farmers hire machinery operations and other farm related work to be completed by others. This is often due to lack of proper equipment, lack of time or lack of expertise for a particular operation.  Many farm business owners do not own equipment for every possible job that they may encounter [...]

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Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans commercially approved for 2016

Monsanto Company  announced its commercial launch plans for its Roundup Ready2 Xtend™ soybeans after it received import approval in China. This technology has been highly anticipated by farmers and is now available in the United States and Canada in time for the 2016 season. “We are pleased to bring Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans to [...]

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Lack of completed surveys could affect farm program payments

In a four state area that is covered by Farm Credit Mid-America, including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, the performance of farm programs were all over the board in 2015. In this part of the country, 97% of farms were entered into the ARC-County option. Some areas received maximum payments and some did not receive [...]

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