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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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August 30th Weekly Crop Progress

Ohio Numbers The average temperature for the State was 69.1 degrees, 2.0 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, August 29, 2010. Precipitation averaged 0.03 inches, 0.82 inches below normal. There were 128 modified growing degree days, 18 days below normal. Reporters rated 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork during …

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SDS showing up in soybeans

Sudden Death Syndrome has been showing up from late July into August, but it really got its start back on those cool damp days in May. X. P. Yang, an expert on the subject from Iowa State, says the plants actually got infected in after germination and during emergence when …

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Crop insurance options

Farmers who want to insure this fall’s and next spring’s crops will have some decisions to make regarding crop insurance choices according to Amy Jackson, vice president of insurance for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America. “The new guidelines combine previous yield and revenue plans into one standardized plan and will …

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Diagnosing stalk rots

By John Brien, CCA, AgriGold agronomist There have been numerous cases of anthracnose stalk rot moving into corn fields throughout the area. Unfortunately, stalk rots are often misunderstood. Many times when stalk rots move into a field, an assumption is typically made that the particular hybrid had bad health and …

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Harvesting, storing and pricing corn silage

It is that time of year again (though a little early this year). Here are a couple of silage related articles from Ohio State University Extension experts on the CORN Newsletter. By Bill Weiss, Ohio State University Extension Several important decisions regarding corn silage harvest must be made in the …

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