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Green stem syndrome

One issue that impacts soybean harvest in the eastern Corn Belt at some level each year is green stem syndrome. Green stem syndrome could be larger issue for the 2017 harvest because of latter planting dates in many areas. When green stem syndrome occurs, stems and leaves can remain green …

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Slug management thoughts

As the 2017 field season winds down farmers are reflecting on how things went this summer and are looking ahead to next season. Many Ohio farmers experienced significant slug damage this spring and are thinking about future practices to mitigate slug damage including cover crops and crop rotations. We are …

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Soybean pod shattering and harvest moisture

Pre-harvest and harvest loss of grain can result in significant yield reductions. Pre-harvest pod shatter (breaking of pods resulting in soybeans on the ground) can occur when dry pods are re-wetted. This year, in our trials, we’ve seen very little pre-harvest loss. At grain moisture content less than 13%, shatter …

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More Palmer amaranth showing up in Ohio

After Palmer amaranth was recently spotted for the first time in Knox County, northeast of Columbus, the land owner, along with his neighbors and others, came together — 26 in all — and scouted the fields, yanking out the weed as they went. Carrying machetes or pruning clippers, they walked …

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Fall herbicide applications

As populations of herbicide resistant weeds continue to grow, sound management practices are more critical than ever to keep these weeds under control. Fall herbicide applications are good tool for controlling existing weeds after harvest, which will provide a weed free field in early spring the following year. According to …

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Lock failures close Ohio River

For years there have been growing concerns about the aging system of locks and dams on the U.S. inland waterway system. Agricultural exports are heavily dependent on properly functioning locks and dams. This week there was an example of the problems that can quickly develop. The Ohio River was closed …

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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 …

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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 …

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