Crops

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland visits The Andersons

Marciej Golubiewski, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, was a welcomed guest at The Andersons Maumee Ohio Headquarters this week. Co-hosting this visit was The Ohio Corn Marketing Program and Chairman Keith Truckor, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Assocation Board member Fred Yoder, and Ohio Corn & Wheat Director of Market Development Director Brad Moffitt. [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

Crop insurance company returns declining

Private crop insurance company returns have decreased significantly since the 2010 renegotiation of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) between the insurance companies and the federal government, and are in line with benchmarks established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, according to a new study released today by the National Corn Growers Association. [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

What is the proper plant population?

One factor that greatly influences corn yields is plant population. Determining the correct plant population may take some effort, however, it is a critical factor that every corn grower needs to get right in order to maximize yields. Recent research performed by universities and seed companies has determined that that yields increase significantly as populations [...]

Print Friendly
Read More
Dale interviews Tara Durbin with Farm Credit.

Highlights from the Commodity Classic trade show

It would be physically impossible to catch up with every interesting exhibitor at the massive Commodity Classic trade show, but Dale Minyo and Matt Reese tried. Here are a few highlights from the trade show.  for Monsanto   AgroLiquid, The Andersons, Inc., Syngenta, Big Iron Auctions, Kubota, 360 Yield Center, NACHURS, Monsanto, AgriGold, Bayer, Valent, [...]

Print Friendly
Read More
soybean sunrise

Negative for corn and soybeans

The report was negative with soybean and corn production in Brazil higher than last month. Soybean production was above the average trade estimate. Corn production was right at the high end of trade estimates. U.S. corn ending stocks were 2.32 billion bushels, unchanged from last month. U.S. soybean ending stocks were 435 million bushels, up [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

Climate change may not improve agriculture

Although many people have argued that rising carbon dioxide levels would benefit crop production, a recent model of the effects of increased CO2 shows that it’s not that simple and that elevated levels could have a much less positive effect on plant photosynthesis than previously predicted. Purdue University researchers tested the effects of increased CO2 [...]

Print Friendly
Read More
Agricultural engineer Paul Jasa with the University of Nebraska

Get no-till corn off to a great start: Tips from CTTC

Ohio has a long history of university no-till plots, but so does Nebraska. And, while Nebraska has not been no-tilling for as long as Ohio, the state does have one man that has been there for all of the 37 years of no-till plot research — agricultural engineer Paul Jasa with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. [...]

Print Friendly
Read More

Watch for Palmer amaranth in 2017

As growers across the Eastern Corn Belt prepare for the 2017 growing season, one major issue that continues to be a challenge is weed control. Now is an appropriate time to make plans for control of weeds, especially aggressive, herbicide resistant species. Palmer amaranth is an aggressive plant that thrives in drought, can grow more [...]

Print Friendly
Read More
Montgomery Co. corn

Red root rot plagued Ohio corn in 2016

While there were many great results even after a tough year in 2016, there were some real disappointments too. According to Levi Runkle, a Tri-Ag Products, Inc. agronomist, some of those disappointing corn yields may have been partially the result of a rare issue in Ohio — red root rot. Runkle found the unique challenge [...]

Print Friendly
Read More
Matt Reese interviews Jed Bower, Keith Truckor, and Tadd Nicholson with the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association for an Ohio Ag Net podcast.

Commodity Classic focuses on farmer profitability

More than 350 Ohioans joined nearly 10,000 farmers from around the country for the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio early this month to set policy, network and learn to improve their farms from some of the nation’s top experts. “The theme of the conference has really been farmer profitability. The last three years we [...]

Print Friendly
Read More