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FSR September 21st

Attendance on Tuesday was 45,396  down 3,000 from last year. Word from the field is corn is running 198 bushels/acre.

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Harvest running ahead

The recent National Agricultural Statistics Service report confirms what farmers already know – the 2010 harvest is well ahead of schedule. National corn harvest jumped 7% this week to 18% harvested, which is 8% ahead of the 5-year average. Soybeans are 8% harvested which is just 2% ahead of the average pace. Ohio farmers have 11% harvested of [...]

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Five Farm Families to be Recognized at FSR

LONDON, Ohio — Five Ohio farm families will be recognized for their conservation work at the Farm Science Review Sept. 23 at the Lawrence G. Vance Soil and Water Conservation Park. The Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award is sponsored by Ohio Farmer, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Soil and Water Resources, Hancor [...]

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Maintenance of farm equipment minimizes field fires

Farmers can greatly reduce the risk of starting field fires with proper, regular maintenance of combines and other equipment they use to harvest their crops, a Purdue Extension farm safety expert says. Combines are especially vulnerable to fires because of the many hours they operate at a time and the dry crop fodder that can [...]

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Good yields, what about all that residue?

By Ryan McAllister, CCA, Team Sales Agronomist for Beck’s Hybrids Thankfully, with an early harvest underway, we should have the time this fall to complete tillage operations that we were unable to do last year. In some cases, a deep tillage pass may be necessary to break up some compaction layers. In other cases, simply [...]

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Land Improvement Contractors return to FSR

The organization, an affiliate of the Land Improvement Contractors of America, will showcase the latest in cutting edge field drainage technology, combining improved production practices with conservation water management. The group, which strives to protect land and water resources, will be designing and installing drainage structures on 50 acres of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center [...]

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Learn how to view wildlife, increase diversity at FSR

Wildlife viewing around the homestead is becoming a popular hobby, and visitors to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review can learn how to attract and monitor various species on their property. Marne Titchenell, an Ohio State University Extension wildlife program specialist, will present two sessions at the Gwynne Conservation Area to offer attendees tips and [...]

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FSR at a glance

2010 FSR features at a glance • This is the 48th Farm Science Review, the 28th at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center. • Hundreds of demonstration plots and several million dollars worth of machinery. • Twenty-first-year inductions into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame. • Ohio Farmer Conservation Awards; Thursday at 11:30 a.m. • [...]

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