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CTC coming soon to Ada with more than 60 speakers

The Conservation Tillage Conference will be March 6-7, 2018 at Ohio Northern University in Ada. The full program, registration details, CCA and CLM credits, maps, and more are on the website: ctc.osu.edu. The program has more than 60 speakers including 11 from USDA, 30 OSU folks, several from 9 other …

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Looming La Niña could affect yields, prices

The USDA Supply and Demand Report later this month could see ending stocks for corn and wheat moving lower. That same report could see ending stocks for soybeans moving higher. The common thread for the changes in corn, soybeans, and wheat is U.S. exports. U.S. corn exports could be seeing …

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Hancock County soil fertility programs

Dr. Ed Lentz will be present two soil fertility programs based on his research and research from other university specialists at the Hancock County Agriculture Service Center, 7868 County Road 140, Findlay, OH 45840. Times and programs are as follows: Spring Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Other Nutrient Decisions for High Yield …

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Concerns with continuous soybeans in 2018

With the likelihood of 2018 farm economics again favoring soybean production, soybeans being planted after soybeans could be on the rise this spring. With consecutive years of soybean production, yield potential declines and the potential need for additional inputs and precautions increases. “Agronomically, we never like to see beans after …

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Winter meeting season in full swing this month

February looks like it will be the peak of the winter meeting season. We on the Agronomic Crops Team provide programs of interest to corn, soybean and wheat growers across Ohio. See our calendar for February: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/calendar/month/2018-02. Some items of interest for February you will find: February 5, 12, 19 …

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Survey seeks answers for yield limiting factors in soybeans

To participate in this research, please see the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ohiosoybean I am continuing a third year of a State‐Wide Project aimed at generating some baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Ohio’s production systems. This project is funded by the Ohio Soybean Council and the North Central Soybean …

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The politics and economics of crop insurance in 2018

Crop insurance critics have a blind spot. That sentiment comes from former Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Kenneth Ackerman, who is now an Of Counsel attorney at OFW Law, concentrating his practice on Federal crop insurance and agriculture programs. “Crop insurance is a very important part of the farm bill …

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ODA reminds farmers of dicamba changes

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is reminding farmers of revised labels and new training requirements for applicators who intend to use dicamba herbicide products this year. In October 2017, U.S. EPA approved revised labels for the three dicamba products that are labeled for use on soybeans: Engenia (BASF), XtendiMax …

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