Crops

Paulding County Extension Agronomy Night Feb. 22

Ohio State University Extension in Paulding County will be hosting their annual Agronomy Night on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Topics for the evening will include Soybean Disease and Problems with speaker John Schoenhals from Williams County Extension Office, Weed and Herbicide update from Jeff Stachler, Extension Educator in Auglaize [...]

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CTC coming soon to Ada with more than 60 speakers

The Conservation Tillage Conference will be March 6-7, 2018 at Ohio Northern University in Ada. The full program, registration details, CCA and CLM credits, maps, and more are on the website: ctc.osu.edu. The program has more than 60 speakers including 11 from USDA, 30 OSU folks, several from 9 other universities, plus industry experts and [...]

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Report confusing, negative numbers not killing soybeans

The Feb. 8 report seems puzzling in the market reaction to negative numbers for soybeans. It likely means the traders care little about the numbers with weather uncertainty the dominant feature in the weeks ahead. Just before the report was released, corn was up a half cent, soybeans up 4 cents, and wheat was down [...]

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Looming La Niña could affect yields, prices

The USDA Supply and Demand Report later this month could see ending stocks for corn and wheat moving lower. That same report could see ending stocks for soybeans moving higher. The common thread for the changes in corn, soybeans, and wheat is U.S. exports. U.S. corn exports could be seeing a boost due to the [...]

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Hancock County soil fertility programs

Dr. Ed Lentz will be present two soil fertility programs based on his research and research from other university specialists at the Hancock County Agriculture Service Center, 7868 County Road 140, Findlay, OH 45840. Times and programs are as follows: Spring Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Other Nutrient Decisions for High Yield Wheat – February 13, 10:00 [...]

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Concerns with continuous soybeans in 2018

With the likelihood of 2018 farm economics again favoring soybean production, soybeans being planted after soybeans could be on the rise this spring. With consecutive years of soybean production, yield potential declines and the potential need for additional inputs and precautions increases. “Agronomically, we never like to see beans after beans, but when it gets [...]

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Winter meeting season in full swing this month

February looks like it will be the peak of the winter meeting season. We on the Agronomic Crops Team provide programs of interest to corn, soybean and wheat growers across Ohio. See our calendar for February: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/calendar/month/2018-02. Some items of interest for February you will find: February 5, 12, 19 & 26 – the Central [...]

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New farm bill may not see much change for corn and soybeans

Ohio corn and soybean farmers likely won’t see a lot of changes in the next federal farm bill, according to an expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. “There’s momentum for minimal changes, but there are some key issues that have to be resolved,” said Carl [...]

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Survey seeks answers for yield limiting factors in soybeans

To participate in this research, please see the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ohiosoybean I am continuing a third year of a State‐Wide Project aimed at generating some baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Ohio’s production systems. This project is funded by the Ohio Soybean Council and the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP). The project [...]

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The politics and economics of crop insurance in 2018

Crop insurance critics have a blind spot. That sentiment comes from former Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Kenneth Ackerman, who is now an Of Counsel attorney at OFW Law, concentrating his practice on Federal crop insurance and agriculture programs. “Crop insurance is a very important part of the farm bill and one of the very [...]

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