Crops

Ducks, cattails and corn: June in Ohio’s farm fields

By John Brien, CCA, AgriGold Hybrids, Eastern Regional Agronomist Unevenness is the best description for all corn fields in the Eastern Corn Belt. Driving up and down the road uneven corn fields can easily be spotted. Some corn fields are yellow, stunted and uneven, while other corn fields are green, knee high and still uneven. [...]

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Head Scab Hits Ohio's Wheat

WOOSTER, Ohio – Hot, humid weather coupled with rain during a critical development stage of Ohio’s wheat has caused an outbreak of head scab in some areas of the state – the first major outbreak of the disease in the state in about a decade. A statewide survey of Ohio wheat fields, which began two [...]

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Head Scab Hits Ohio’s Wheat

WOOSTER, Ohio – Hot, humid weather coupled with rain during a critical development stage of Ohio’s wheat has caused an outbreak of head scab in some areas of the state – the first major outbreak of the disease in the state in about a decade. A statewide survey of Ohio wheat fields, which began two [...]

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Final Acreage Reporting Approaching

COLUMBUS, June 14, 2010 — The State Executive Director for Ohio’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Steve Maurer, reminds producers of the acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits.  If producers miss the acreage reporting deadline dates, a late filing fee will be charged. Maurer added, “Producers are required to file [...]

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Weekly Crop Progress Report-June 14th

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2010 The average temperature for the State was 69.1 degrees, 0.9 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, June 13, 2010. Precipitation averaged 1.73 inches, 0.81 inches above normal. There were 136 modified growing degree days, 7 days above normal. Reporters rated 1.9 days suitable [...]

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Will Oil in the Gulf Affect Ag Shipping?

So far, the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has had relatively little impact on the Midwest, though many are wondering if agricultural exports could suffer as a result on an ongoing oil spill. “Thus far the spill has not disrupted traffic into or out of the Mississippi River or Mobile, Alabama.  All scheduled [...]

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2010 Ohio Hay Day

With hay-harvesting equipment demonstrations, educational presentations on biofuel grasses and a variety of exhibitors, the 2010 Southeastern Ohio Hay Day, Thursday, June 17, promises to be a great opportunity for producers serious about maximizing farm income and exploring new ventures. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), [...]

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Weekly Crop Progress Report

Released June 7, 2010, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture.  For information on “Crop Progress” call Julie Schmidt at (202) 720-7621, office hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Special Note NASS is in the process of modifying report layouts in order to improve readability. This report [...]

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Head Scab in Wheat Wide Spread Problem

By Ryan McAllister, CCA, Beck’s Hybrids Team Sales Agronomist Towards the end of last week and so far this week, I have been in numerous wheat fields all over the state of Ohio, from as far south as Chillicothee to as far north as Defiance.  I have visited several fields in east central IN as [...]

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Between the Rows-June 7th

Steve Reinhard, Crawford County “In Crawford County, farmers finished with most of the planting in the last week of May. However, the rain has continued to fall since Memorial Day, when we got 4.5 inches through Sunday morning for a total of 8 to 10 inches for the week. As bad as it was, it [...]

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