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Moisture equals diseases in Ohio corn and soybean fields

When Ohio corn and soybean fields affected by heavy rainfall in recent weeks eventually dry out, it will be too late in the season for replanting. So, the key for 2015 will be protecting what is left to get the most out of harvest. The excessive moisture will pose a greater risk of diseases to [...]

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Digital tools help farmers manage pest pressures

Pest pressure in corn and soybean plants is an ongoing concern for farmers throughout every growing season. Genuity® has launched important updates to two key technology tools, the Genuity Rootworm Manager application and Genuity sponsored InsectForecast.com. Ty Higgins finds out more with this visit with Monsanto technology development manager Sean Evans.

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Wet weather puts Ohio alfalfa farmers on hold for 2nd cutting

DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Doug House’s territory in north central and northeast Ohio hasn’t seen as much rain as other parts of the state, but in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, House tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that there has been enough rain to cause area alfalfa farmers to get a bit antsy [...]

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Meet the soybean aphid on steroids

Soybean growers should be on the lookout for a super-pest that is getting ever-so-close to Ohio. Andy Michael, associate professor of Entomology at The Ohio State University, gives some details on the Kudzu Bug, which is already causing havoc in southern U.S. states and is heading north. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.

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Control those weeds sooner than later

In DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Troy Putnam’s area of Ohio, rain has been more than welcomed when it finally arrived this week. The drier conditions in the south central and southeast parts of the state have allowed weeds to become a problem that can’t wait much longer. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with [...]

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A TPA showdown set for Friday

The U.S. House is expected to vote on Trade Promotion Authority Friday, a move that signals the votes for passage are there. Earlier this week, House leadership and others indicated TPA would not be brought up this week if supports felt they couldn’t gather enough votes for passage. A procedural vote on Thursday narrowly passed [...]

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After heavy rains, parts of Ohio looking to replant

For Account Manager Andrew Lang’s territory of the north central and northwest parts of Ohio, rain has been abundantly falling as has some producers needing to replant some soybean fields, while other fields haven’t even been planted at all. Lang visits with Ty Higgins for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report about planting progress and [...]

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The past and future of Soybean Cyst Nematode research in Ohio

When it comes to Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) research in Ohio, Ohio State University Extension Plant Pathologist Terry Niblack has been on the front line for over 3 decades. She visits with Ty Higgins about how the research efforts have evolved over that period of time and how troublesome SCN is around Ohio today.

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Reports of pests moving into Ohio fields

As the newly planted corn and soybean fields begin to emerge, pests become a major concern for farmers. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Trent Brisby tells Ty Higgins that he is getting reports of pests damaging the young crops in Northwest Ohio. He has some tips on what to look for [...]

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