Crops

Western Bean Cutworm Among Insects to Monitor in 2010

Insects are always a problem in fields during the summer, but the best way to control them is by simply watching for them. One, the western bean cutworm, fairly new the region, said Christian Krupke, a Purdue University entomologist. In addition to monitoring fields for western bean cutworm larvae, farmers can set pheromone traps to tell [...]

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Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southern U.S.

Soybean rust has been reported on soybeans in the southern United States for the first time this year, but it’s unlikely that Ohio soybean growers will have to worry about the disease this growing season. “The first find of soybean rust was reported in Texas on June 10, on the border with Mexico. Current predictions [...]

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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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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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