Crops

Self-guided exhibit at FSR to teach on-farm electrical safety

Electricity from power lines near grain bins can arc to a conductor and farm equipment can be that target, putting the farmer, family, friends or farm hands at risk for electrocution. Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program will have an exhibit at this year’s Farm Science Review explaining the dangers of overhead [...]

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Farm Science Facts

Some Farm Science Review Facts….. Location Ohio State’s 2,100-acre Molly Caren Agricultural Center is located 2 miles north of London on U.S. Route 40. Directions From the east, take Interstate 70 to state Route 29 south and follow U.S. 40 west. From the north, take state Route 56 to U.S. 40 east or state Route [...]

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September 10th USDA Crop Report

Ohio Report Based on conditions as of September 1, Ohio’s average corn yield is forecast at 173 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from the August 1 forecast and 1 bushel below last year’s state yield of 174 bushels per acre. Total production is forecast at 585 million bushels, up 7 percent from 2009. Growers [...]

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Some Ohio Corn Ready for Harvest

  Ohio’s corn crop may be ready for harvest sooner than anticipated. Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist, said that a warmer-than-average summer has hastened the development of the crop. Add the dry spell parts of the state are experiencing and the crop has dried down to levels ready for harvesting. “The crop [...]

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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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