Crops

Weekly Crop Progress Report, Sept. 7

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2010 Cooler weather provided relief for livestock and crops. Farm activities included tillage, installing tile, hauling grain, hay bailing, and field application of fertilizer, lime and manure. As of Sunday September 5, 80 percent of corn was dented, compared to 49 percent last year and [...]

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Harvest is here for some Ohio farms

If harvest has not already started, it is rapidly approaching on farms around the state. the dry conditions, early planting and heat through the summer really pushed the crops to early maturity. Here is what the farmers from between the Rows had to say: Kevin Miller Williams County “It was really dry up until yesterday [...]

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Five-bean pods showing up in Ohio

With many farmers reporting five-bean pods in their Asgrow brand Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield fields last season, excitement has been building to see who would be the first to find a five-bean pod this season, and the wait is over! Bill Gartner of Lawrenceville, Ill., has become the first farmer to discover several five-bean [...]

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Syngenta offers new blog and hybrids for 2011

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. has launched a new agronomy blog that gives growers local insights from nine Syngenta agronomists representing nine regions across the country. Posts will cover a broad range of corn producing states. In addition, unlike many other existing grower blogs, encourages comments to posts that enable growers, farm managers, crop consultants and others [...]

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Valuing manure nutrient resources

By Robert Mullen and Darlene C. Florence, Ohio State University Extension A fundamental question often asked by agricultural producers is how do I value my manure as a nutrient resource? This essential question should be asked by those that have access to manure because it allows a way to quantify the economic value of that [...]

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FSR at a glance

2010 FSR features at a glance • This is the 48th Farm Science Review, the 28th at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center. • Hundreds of demonstration plots and several million dollars worth of machinery. • Twenty-first-year inductions into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame. • Ohio Farmer Conservation Awards; Thursday at 11:30 a.m. • [...]

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Be skeptical of side-by-side comparisons this year

By Ryan McAllister, CCA, Team Sales Agronomist for Beck’s Hybrids Take caution in putting too much stock in a side by side this year, especially if large yield swings exist in that trial. I say this for multiple reasons. 1. Consistency in hybrid maturity exists within a seed company but not necessarily among seed companies. [...]

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August 30th Weekly Crop Progress

Ohio Numbers The average temperature for the State was 69.1 degrees, 2.0 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, August 29, 2010. Precipitation averaged 0.03 inches, 0.82 inches below normal. There were 128 modified growing degree days, 18 days below normal. Reporters rated 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, [...]

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SDS showing up in soybeans

Sudden Death Syndrome has been showing up from late July into August, but it really got its start back on those cool damp days in May. X. P. Yang, an expert on the subject from Iowa State, says the plants actually got infected in after germination and during emergence when soil conditions are right. The [...]

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With crop fertilizer, there can be too much of a good thing

By Matt Reese Nitrogen is a critical nutrient in corn production and farmers, crop consultants, the Joyce Foundation, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are teaming up to find out how much a productive corn crop really needs. In the past, nitrogen applications have been based on the yield potential [...]

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