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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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; …

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