Crops

Estimating corn yields

By John Brien, CCA, regional agronomist for AgriGold The Yield Component Method is one of the most versatile and utilized methods to estimate yields. It allows growers to estimate their corn yields as early as 25 days after it takes into consideration the key components that determine grain yield. Yield components include the number of [...]

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Pioneer Field Day on Corn and Soybean Progress

Dale Minyo visits with Pioneer Agronomist Jonah Johnson at the Pioneer Field Day in Wilmington, OH.  Dale Minyo visits with Pioneer Agronomist Jerron Schmoll about Pioneer’s Triplestack varieties and the new Optimum AcreMax 1 Insect Protection product. Dale Minyo visits with Pioneer Non-GMO Manager Dan Jones about the need for non-GMO products inside and outside the [...]

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Program Assisting Farmers With Disabilities to be Showcased at FSR

The Ohio AgrAbility program will once again be showcased at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.   The program, part of the national AgrAbility program, assists farmers with disabilities. Visitors to Farm Science Review can stop by the AgrAbility booth along Land Avenue of [...]

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Seed Consultants Celebrates 20 Years

When Chris Jeffries and Dan Fox started Seed Consultants Inc. (SCI) in the corner of a farmer’s implement building, they never dreamed the company would become one of the largest independent seed companies in the U.S. Fox’s and Jeffries’ backgrounds were both in production agriculture and the seed industry. In the ‘90s they were working [...]

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White mold could be a problem again in 2010

By Matt Reese Chances are looking all too good for another bout with white mold this year in Ohio soybeans. Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist, said if the white mold producing material (Sclerotinia) is in a field, conditions may be right for it to be there again this year. “Sclerotinia white mold, [...]

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Corn closing in on maturity

By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Ohio’s corn crop continues to develop rapidly as a result of this season’s early planting and above average temperatures. According to the NASS (www.nass.usda.gov), as of Aug. 15, 82% of corn was in dough, compared to 43% last year and 59% for the five-year average. Thirty-four percent of [...]

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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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