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Japanese beetles in corn and soybean

By Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel, Ohio State University Extension We have been hearing reports of Japanese beetles in corn and soybean. These beetles are large with a shiny copper and green color. Foliage feeding in corn is almost never economic, though economic damage from silk clipping is possible (though rare). Consider …

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Nitrogen deficiency showing up

By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. Due to heavy rainfall and saturated soils during the 2018 growing season, it is not surprising to see some signs of nitrogen deficiency showing up in corn fields across Seed Consultants’ sales footprint. Whether applied pre-plant or sidedressed, patterns of heavy rainfall and wet …

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ASA joins Farmers for Free Trade

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announced that it will be joining Farmers for Free Trade. Farmers for Free Trade is a bipartisan campaign co-chaired by former Senators Max Baucus and Richard Lugar that is amplifying the voices of American farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses that support free trade. The American …

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Time (almost) for checking yields

By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Agronomist I am already getting comments about corn yield expectations. More than a couple of growers have told me they may have their best crop ever — but I point out that it’s still a bit early. I have others who say they haven’t …

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Cover crop survey

By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension Ohio State University weed scientists are in the process of planning cover crop research, and could use your input. Cover crop use has been on the rise in recent years, most commonly for the preservation of soil, reduction in nutrient loss, and suppression …

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American Farmland Trust targets soil health through Conservation Innovation Grant

American Farmland Trust was awarded a highly competitive 2018 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Authorized by the 2002 Farm Bill, CIG helps develop the tools, technologies and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands. “Through programs like the Conservation Innovation Grants Program, we’re fueling …

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