Crops

Corn Silage Harvest is Imminent

by Mark Sulc, Peter Thomison, Bill Weiss, Ohio State University Extension Corn development has been progressing at a rapid pace with the recent warm temperatures. Early planted corn is already being harvested for silage in some parts of Ohio. So it is time to check the whole plant moisture content now, if you haven’t done [...]

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Weekly Crop Progress Report, August 16th

Weekly Crop Progress Report for August 16, 2010 The average temperature for the State was 79.1 degrees, 7.5 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, August 15, 2010. Precipitation averaged 1.13 inches, 0.33 inches above normal. There were 180 modified growing degree days, 31 days above normal. Reporters rated 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork [...]

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Trouble shooting late season corn problems

By Ryan McAllister, CCA Team Sales Agronomist Beck’s Hybrids Root lodging Through my travels as of late I have become concerned about the late season standability of corn hybrids in areas where soils have remained saturated for an extended period of time. It appears that in those areas, corn plants didn’t need to root down [...]

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Ohio and national yields look strong

Based on conditions as of August 1, Ohio’s average corn yield is forecast at 176 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from last year’s yield of 174 bushels per acre. Total production is forecast at 595 million bushels. Growers expect to harvest 3.38 million acres for grain in 2010, 240,000 acres more than in 2009. [...]

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Ohio No-Till Field Day September 8

WEST MANCHESTER, Ohio – A full day of no-till technology, products and emerging trends will be the focus of the Ohio No-Till Field Day on Sept. 8. “Farming Green Year-Round” is the theme of the event, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Keith Kemp Farm, 959 Georgetown-Verona Road, West Manchester, [...]

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Wheat Seed Treatments in 2010

By Pierce Paul, Dennis Mills, Ohio State University Extension Seed treatments can play an important role in achieving uniform seedling emergence under certain conditions. Seed treatments can protect seeds or seedlings from early-season diseases, and fungicides are available to provide such protection. However, seed treatments should not be considered a cure-all for the selection of [...]

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USDA forecasts record corn and soybean crops

U.S. farmers are on pace to produce the largest corn and soybean crops in history, according to the Crop Production report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Corn production is forecast at 13.4 billion bushels and soybean production at 3.43 billion bushels, both up 2% from the previous [...]

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Lessons learned in 2010

By Matt Reese As Ohio’s crops work their way through another Ohio growing season, farmers should take some time to observe their fields and review the season while it is still fresh in their memory. Much can be learned from the successes and failures in the fields leading up to harvest this fall. Wheat Some [...]

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Ohio Weekly Crop Progress Report

The average temperature for the State was 75.2 degrees, 3.3 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, August 8, 2010. Precipitation averaged 0.84 inches, 0.13 inches below normal. There were 164 modified growing degree days, 14 days above normal. Reporters rated 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, August 6, [...]

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