Crops

soybeans in fall

Farmers impacted by biotech access

From decreasing input costs to increasing on-farm sustainability, biotechnology is an important part of many farming operations across the country. Biotechnology provides another tool in the toolbox to help farmers meet the needs of the future sustainably. There is no question biotechnology gives farmers additional profit opportunities, but any delays in the biotech approval process [...]

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Ag Leader yield monitoring system offered on North American AGCO Combines 

Yield monitor calibrations

Across Ohio, combines are busy collecting more than just grain. Yield monitors are also busy collecting data with the hope that this information will lead to more profit in the future. The yield monitor does not directly measure the number of bushels per acre of grain produced; instead, these estimates are calculated based on a [...]

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Jeff and Laura Burrer have carried on the Springhill Fruit Farm family tradition in Richland County.

Growing apples is a family effort at Springhill Fruit Farm

Like the core of an apple is at the center of the fruit, family is the core of Springhill Fruit Farm owned by Jeff and Laura Burrer of Shiloh. Named for the fresh water river that feeds the 24-acre Richland County orchard, Springhill Fruit Farm was originally acquired by the Burrer family in 1968. “My [...]

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Reduce the risk of combine fires this fall

I have already seen several photos and even some video clips of harvest 2017 combine fires come across my twitter feed. On our recent CORN newsletter conference call, several Extension Educators mentioned seeing or hearing about combine fires this fall. Crop residue accumulation near a direct heat source such as the engine or exhaust system, [...]

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Stink bug damage in soybeans

Stink bug damage is becoming a greater concern in Eastern Corn Belt soybean fields, especially with the presence of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), a species that has moved into our sales footprint in recent years. While other stink bugs cause damage, the BMSB is of special concern because it is an invasive species [...]

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Ohio Corn Marketing Program seeks election to board for five districts

Pursuant to Section 924.07 of the Ohio Revised Code, David T. Daniels, Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture will conduct an election of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Board on December 15, 2017. The Ohio Corn Marketing Program is designed to increase the market for corn and enhancing opportunities for Ohio corn producers. The program provides [...]

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Marestail. Photo by OSU Extension.

Weed answers for 2018 start this fall

So this year I am getting even more calls and comments on run-away marestail. “Last year I killed it,” is often the remark I hear, too. And following is my response regarding horseweed (Conyza canadensis), or marestail as it is known in Ohio This may be a new weed to you but the western side [...]

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Soil sample

Fall soil sampling?

The goal of a soil sample is to make a fertilizer recommendation for crop production. To provide that recommendation, calibration studies are done to measure crop response. For Ohio, the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations provide the calibration study history for recommendation development. While there are other “recommendations” used in Ohio, few have done the comprehensive work [...]

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Bill boosts funding for MAP, FMD programs

The bipartisan CREAATE Act — a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand for U.S. agricultural products — was recently introduced by Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana), and Susan Collins (R-Maine). The passage of the bill would increase investment in the [...]

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