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Another challenging spring ahead for farmers in Ohio

Corn and soybean farmers across the Buckeye State face diverse challenges each planting season and it looks as though 2015 will be no exception. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talks with agronomist Jeff Rectenwald with Asgrow/DEKALB about what field work has been done so far and the timeline for herbicide applications and planting in [...]

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Time to terminate those cover crops

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to start thinking about terminating the cover crops that were planted last fall, mainly the annual ryegrass and cereal rye. Ty Higgins from the Ohio Ag Net gets some advice from Beck’s Hybrids Agronomist Alex Johnson.

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Benefits of cover crops displayed at No-Till Field Day

As Spring breaks and warmer weather makes its way to Ohio, Dave Brandt is able to show the many benefits his fields are seeing from both cover crops and over 4 decades of No-Till practices. Dale Minyo of The Ohio Ag Net was there to take a look as well and visited with Brandt about [...]

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USDA Planting Intention figures have little surprises

After USDA released their 2015 Planting Intentions Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with Superior Feed Ingredients grain merchandiser Jon Scheve for reaction of the data. Scheve says these numbers and the actual numbers in June may look a lot different.

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Ag Producer Confidence Reaches All-Time Low

Crop and livestock producers’ confidence about the direction of the agriculture economy has reached a historic low, according to the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. Ty Higgins from the Ohio Ag Net got all of the details from DTN’s Markets Editor Katie Micik.

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Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System coming to a test plot near you

Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System for soybeans is intended to provide farmers with more consistent, flexible control of weeds, especially tough-to-manage and glyphosate-resistant weeds, and to help maximize crop yield potential. The launch of the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System is pending regulatory approvals. As Monsanto’s Technical Development Manager Rodney Stevenson tells Ty Higgins of [...]

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The importance of early-season weed control

    The recent turn in the weather means that field work will be starting soon. Field Scientist Jeff Ellis with Dow AgroSciences says that it is never too early to think about weed control in Ohio.

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Tighter margins and consolidation: The future of farming

While in Wilmington, Ohio for a Rabo AgriFinance farmer meeting this week, the company’s VP of Grain and Oilseed, Steve Nicholson, talked about what the farm of the future looks like from an economic standpoint. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Nicholson for more on that perspective.

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Climate Basic and Pro getting some upgrades in 2015

If you are a user of Climate Basic or Climate Pro, or are looking into the technology for 2015, there have been some upgrades that may help you this growing season. Ty Higgins gathered all of the details from Climate Corporation’s Evin Levey at Commodity Classic.

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Tile drainage can not be ignored in water quality discussion

During the 2015 CTC Conference in Ada, Ohio, USDA ARS‘ Kevin King talked about where tile drainage fits into the water quality and nutrient management conversations and the technology to keep nutrients where they are initially placed. Ohio’s Country Journal’s Matt Reese visited with King about those topics.

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