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Project grain fill

By John Brien, AgriGold Grain fill is a critical part of a corn plant’s life, but is often overlooked because it is kind of slow, boring and uneventful to watch. What is actually occurring soon after pollination is utterly amazing considering an acre of corn has to “build” over 11,200 …

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Assessing hay quality

By Mark Landefeld, Ohio State University Extension ANR Educator, Monroe County “You gotta make hay while the sun shines”. How many times have you heard that said throughout the years? We’ve had some sunshine this spring/summer, but making first cutting “dry” hay has really been challenging for most farmers this …

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Marestail control in double-crop soybeans

By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension herbicide specialist A uniform wheat crop can provide effective suppression of marestail, especially when combined with some in-crop herbicides. It is nonetheless typical for marestail plants to be evident after the wheat is harvested, and these should be controlled prior to double crop soybean …

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Frogeye and fungicides for soybeans

By Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist From the scouting reports from the county educators and crop consultants, most of the soybeans in the state are very healthy with no disease symptoms. However, as the news reports have indicated, there are a few varieties in a few locations …

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Can No-till get you Fired? Learn more Aug. 29

By Randall Reeder, OSU Extension Agricultural Engineer (retired) “Glover, they’re going to fire you.” The first time Glover Triplett took his wife to see the new no-till research plots in 1962, the corn was about a foot tall, and the ground was littered with dead weeds and corn stalks from the previous year. The plot looked …

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China tariff threats are now reality for farmers in Ohio

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net A soft farm market, already-declining prices, and now China’s retaliation against President Trump’s 25% tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods have become a reality for Ohio producers. Soybean farmers, whose crop represents 41% of the value of products on China’s tariff list, …

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