Crops

Time to Wrap Up the Last Cutting of Alfalfa

By Mark Sulc, Ohio State University Extension It is time to take the last cutting of alfalfa and red clover in Ohio. Cutting this week will allow plenty of time for the stand to regrow and store energy and proteins in the taproots, which are important for winter survival and early growth next spring. It [...]

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Learn to launch grape business at FSR

Ohio growers interested in launching a wine grape business or expanding an existing vineyard can learn more about the new Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review. Maurus Brown, an OSU Extension small fruit specialist, and Christy Eckstein with the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, will present a session on the program [...]

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Learn how to grow lettuce using hydroponics at FSR

Ohio lettuce growers looking for new, innovative ways of growing produce year-round have hydroponics as a viable alternative. The technology will be demonstrated during Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London. Robert Hansen, an Ohio State University agricultural engineer with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, will share [...]

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Soggy fields offer oppurtunity at FSR

Those with soggy fields on their farms see a problem. Those with soggy fields at one of the nation’s premier farm shows see an opportunity to create a win-win solution. “One of our production fields had some drainage problems. We had problems with gully erosion and wet conditions in the field due to poor drainage,” [...]

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Wheat shortage creates opportunity for U.S. farmers

Russia’s ban of wheat exports is giving U.S. farmers the opportunity to produce more of the crop to meet demands around the world, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. Chris Hurt predicts there will be an increase of 50-75 percent in the amount of wheat planted in the Eastern Corn Belt this fall over 2009, [...]

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FSR programs focus on business for farm women

Farm women who want to become more comfortable with the business side of farming will find out how they can learn more by visiting the Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London. Ohio State University Extension educators plan to share information about projects aimed to help women in agriculture [...]

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Ag safety bin rescue demonstration return to FSR

Last year’s popular grain bin rescue demonstrations highlighting the proper safety precautions of grain storage and handling are returning to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review. Dee Jepsen, Ohio State University Extension state safety leader, said more times have been added to the daily demonstrations to accommodate more requests for information related to the potential [...]

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What's new at FSR this year

This year’s Farm Science Review will feature a little new in addition to all of the popular staples that make the event a must visit for the world’s agriculturists. The field demonstrations at the event are a highlight for many visitors because there are few opportunities to see side-by-side comparisons of harvest and tillage equipment [...]

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Weekly Crop Progress Report, Sept. 13th

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. Corn and soybeans are drying well throughout the state, the harvest has begun at some operations. Pest worms were reported in both corn and soybeans. There were also reports [...]

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Christmas trees part of a long line of agriculture on the Bailey Century Farm

By Matt Reese In 1829, Isaac Bailey came to Lordstown in Trumbull County with $4.50 to his name. According to historic documents from Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, “by hard work, rigid economy and frugal living” he came to acquire 100 acres of land. Bailey was a religious man and was said to have walked, with [...]

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