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Northwest Ohio field-scale barley yield research results

By Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Sarah Noggle, Ohio State University Extension Many growers have heard the discussions of growing winter barley. Small plot data is available from Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Stations (Western, Wooster, Northwest), but little field-scale data has been published. While growing a newly re-introduced crop …

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Surprises across the board for corn, soybeans, and wheat

By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile Corn was bearish with the U.S. yield at 181.3. Soybeans were higher in spite of larger than expected yields. China soybean imports are declining less than expected tempering bearish numbers for soybeans. Russia wheat exports are unchanged. It was surprises across the board for corn, …

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Kernel red streak

By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. One common occurrence observed by growers and agronomists at when corn begins to mature is a red coloring of the normally yellow pericarp of corn kernels. Kernel Red Streak (KRS), pictured top left, results from the development of red pigment in corn kernels caused …

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Soybean field sports the world’s largest Script Ohio

The world’s largest Script Ohio will be on display this fall in a 100-acre field just east of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, site of the Farm Science Review. For the past four years, The Ohio State University’s Precision Agriculture program has demonstrated GPS-guided “smart planting” using multiple …

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A new approach to tissue sampling

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net Throughout the 2018 growing season, AgriGold agronomist John Brien has been working with farmers to do something a little unorthodox. He is having producers send in tissue samples on a weekly basis. “Traditionally, tissue sampling has a negative tone to it because no one …

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Herbicide plots on display at FSR

The field appears as a checkerboard: thriving green crops beside squares of shriveling beige stalks. This was not a farmer’s bad luck. Instead the field was intentionally sprayed with 13 different weed killers to show their effects on various crops as well as the consequences of herbicides that drift from …

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Western bean cutworm: Final adult moth update

By John Schoenhals, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, Bruce Clevenger, Sam Custer, Tom Dehass, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, Ed Lentz, Cecilia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, Eric Richer, Garth Ruff, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, Curtis Young, Megan Zerrer, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University Extension As …

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Combines rolling in Ohio to harvest

By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King Jr. This quote certainly epitomizes the work of the American farmer as the Labor Day holiday was celebrated earlier this week. Your excellence and hard …

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