Crops

EPA still stalling on ethanol decision

By Matt Reese When it comes to making the decision about increasing the non-mandated ethanol blend limit from the current 10% to 15%, the U.S. EPA continues to fumble the ball. Ethanol supporters are thinking now may be the time for Congress to pick it up. “EPA promised in June, they promised in July and [...]

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USDA: Corn, Soybean Conditions Dip Slightly

By Jeff Caldwell Varying weather forecasts have farmers wondering whether Tuesdays’ USDA Crop Progress numbers are the start of a downward trend or just a seasonal dip in conditions. Tuesday’s weekly report from USDA — delayed a day by the Independence Day holiday earlier this week — shows both corn and soybean conditions dipped slightly [...]

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What’s New at This Year’s Farm Science Review

Throughout its 48-year history, Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review has been at the forefront of showcasing the future of agriculture. From the first no-till demonstrations to the introduction of big farm equipment to breakthrough research on crop diseases, Farm Science Review has always been the place for visitors to see the “newest” in agriculture, [...]

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What's New at This Year's Farm Science Review

Throughout its 48-year history, Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review has been at the forefront of showcasing the future of agriculture. From the first no-till demonstrations to the introduction of big farm equipment to breakthrough research on crop diseases, Farm Science Review has always been the place for visitors to see the “newest” in agriculture, [...]

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Leaf diseases already in corn

By John Brien, CCA, AgriGold agronomist A corn grower does not have to look very far to find the beginnings of leaf diseases in a corn field. The disease is beginning to appear on the lower leaves of the corn plants and will slowly move up onto the top of the canopy. Corn leaf diseases [...]

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Research shows yield advantage of fungicide 



A recently released research summary shows that Headline fungicide effectively controls a broad spectrum of corn and soybean diseases, provides Plant Health benefits and maximizes crop yields. The Headline Fungicide Yield Research Summary demonstrates that the BASF fungicide provides corn growers approximately a 3 bu/A yield advantage over other available fungicides. 



 “Growers are constantly [...]

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New Crop Progress Statistics Released July 6

Released July 6, 2010, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Cotton Squaring – Selected States [These 15 States planted 99% of the 2009 cotton acreage] —————————————————————–                  :            Week ending            :                            :———————————–:                 State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : [...]

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Western bean cutworm catches increasing rapidly

By Andy Michel, Ron Hammond, Bruce Eisley, Ohio State University Extension In the past week, we have seen a substantial increase in western bean cutworm catches in Ohio.  Our total for 2010 so far is 47.  Last year, we didn’t catch 47 until July 13, so we are also seeing moths much earlier.  A couple [...]

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Guide Helps Growers Manage Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), a destructive pest of soybeans, can be found in nearly every county in Ohio. A farmer may have it and not know it, and for those who know their fields are infested, proper management is crucial. In either situation, producers can look to the Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Guide for assistance. [...]

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