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The Xenia effect in corn

By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. The Xenia Effect refers to the effect of foreign pollen on kernel characteristics. Cross-pollination occurs in corn because it is a monecious, which means that it has both male (the tassel) and female (the ear) flowers on a single plant. The Xenia effect occurs …

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Northwest Ohio field-scale barley yield research results

By Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Sarah Noggle, Ohio State University Extension Many growers have heard the discussions of growing winter barley. Small plot data is available from Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Stations (Western, Wooster, Northwest), but little field-scale data has been published. While growing a newly re-introduced crop …

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Surprises across the board for corn, soybeans, and wheat

By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile Corn was bearish with the U.S. yield at 181.3. Soybeans were higher in spite of larger than expected yields. China soybean imports are declining less than expected tempering bearish numbers for soybeans. Russia wheat exports are unchanged. It was surprises across the board for corn, …

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Kernel red streak

By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. One common occurrence observed by growers and agronomists at when corn begins to mature is a red coloring of the normally yellow pericarp of corn kernels. Kernel Red Streak (KRS), pictured top left, results from the development of red pigment in corn kernels caused …

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Soybean field sports the world’s largest Script Ohio

The world’s largest Script Ohio will be on display this fall in a 100-acre field just east of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, site of the Farm Science Review. For the past four years, The Ohio State University’s Precision Agriculture program has demonstrated GPS-guided “smart planting” using multiple …

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