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Corn farmers call for faster access to new technology

Farmers attending  National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Congress in mid-July called for faster access to new biotechnology-enhanced crop traits. The move reflects growing frustration among NCGA members over excessive regulatory delays in the international marketplace. “Farmers recognize that a strong, science-based, regulatory system is essential to reassure consumers about the safety and quality of [...]

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Pumpkin Field Day coming Aug. 17

Autumn will be here before you know it and if you are a pumpkin grower, you won’t want to miss the Aug. 17 Pumpkin Field Day. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 S. Charleston Pike South in Charleston. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. The field [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — July 31, 2017

Cooler and drier conditions allowed producers to complete some field work and harvest hay, straw, wheat and oats, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 30th. The dry weather was ideal for hay cutting, and the [...]

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C.A.R.E.S. puts sustainability in the hands of the farmer

Farmers face public pressure these days to increase their efforts to protect the environment. Given this increased public attention, as well as EPA and local government initiatives, farmers are turning to sustainable farming practices centered on nutrient management. Crop Production Services (CPS) has developed a platform to provide education, seed recommendations, and the technology and [...]

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Southern rust found in Clark Co, Ohio. Courtesy of Evan Delk, Integrated Ag. Services

Southern rust confirmed in Ohio corn

After being a suspected issue due to the unusual late spring and early summer weather and Tropical Storm Cindy moving through the area back in June, southern rust was confirmed late last week in several counties in central and southern Ohio. Evan Delk, a CCA with Integrated Ag Services sent samples he thought were suspect [...]

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Rough year for hay production

The seemingly continuous wet weather Ohio farms have been dealing with this year has slowed hay progress substantially in 2017. “Certainly if you’re trying to produce dry hay, it’s been frustrating with all the rain showers coming through. That’s probably the comment I hear most from folks who are trying to make any kind of [...]

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Assessing pollination

Many Ohio corn fields have been subject to excessive rainfall this year. The fields where the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) were planted are no exception. Extraordinary rainfall accumulation has occurred at nearly all OCPT sites. Rainfall accumulations from May 15 to July 18-19 (and there’s been more since then) range from 14 to 19.1 [...]

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Consider scab resistance in wheat selection

One problem that eastern Corn Belt wheat growers face frequently is Fusarium Head Blight (Scab). This disease can cause significant yield loss in addition to reduced grain quality and high levels of mycotoxins. Growers have effectively managed head scab with timely fungicide applications. One additional tool available to growers for management of Fusarium Head Blight [...]

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Still wet Between the Rows

We finally got enough dry weather to get the straw wrapped up and we got some manure hauled to make things look and smell better around here. We got an inch of rain over the weekend — seven-tenths earlier today and three-tenths last night. The first two weeks of July we had 7.5 inches and [...]

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OSU Agronomy Field Days

See the Agronomic Crop Team’s calendar for more information: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/calendar/.   Manure Science Review on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at the Stoller Brothers & Sons farm in Paulding County. Learn how to use manure nutrients to improve crop yields and protect water quality, get the latest on regulations and staying safe, plus more. See field [...]

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