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Fall tillage: Is it necessary?

By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension It’s dry and we harvested relatively early, so we have time to kill — and diesel is cheap (right?). Sjoerd Duiker, Soil management specialist at Penn State is a graduate of OSU’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and works just next door. …

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New app helps farmers know when to spray or spread

A new app from The Ohio State University could help farmers save both money and the environment. The Field Application Resource Monitor (FARM) uses advanced weather forecasting to advise farmers on when to apply fertilizers and pesticides so that they aren’t washed away by rain. According to Aaron Wilson, climate …

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Conference to address farm income and trade

Prices on goods sold in the United States are likely to increase as an extensive array of tariffs on foreign goods, particularly from China, remain in place, according to an agricultural economist with The Ohio State University. “I don’t think we’ve seen the full effects of the trade war yet,” …

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High yields and aid help offset low commodity prices

Record-high crop yields and new government aid are expected to help insulate Ohio crop farmers from significant financial losses that would have occurred because of low commodity prices, according to a recent Ohio State University study. If net income for farms across Ohio this year follows the projected national trend, …

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Avoid forage toxicities after frosts

By Mark Sulc, Ohio State University Extension With the cold weather this week, livestock owners need to keep in mind the few forage species that can be extremely toxic soon after a frost. Several species contain compounds called cyanogenic glucosides that are converted quickly to prussic acid (i.e. hydrogen cyanide) …

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Delayed wheat planting

By Laura Lindsey, Pierce Paul, Ohio State University Extension Wet weather has delayed wheat planting in many areas of the state. Generally, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the fly-free-safe date. When wheat is planted more than 10-days after the fly-free-safe date, there …

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