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For protecting wheat yields, timing is everything

Although there aren’t as many wheat fields in Ohio this year as in recent memory, the wheat that is out there is looking better than average. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Jeremy Weiland gives some pointers on what to scout for in late season wheat to keep the yield in the [...]

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A Spring field update

As planting enters the latter stages across Ohio, farmers now turn their attention to pest and disease issues. As Beck’s Hybrids Alex Johnson tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, cutworms may be coming to Ohio corn fields, along with bean-leaf beetles in young soybean fields and head scab in wheat.

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The advantages of seed treatments

In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Mike Gahn about the use of seed treatments and the advantages they give farmers from the day the seed is planted to the day the plant is harvested. Gahn also tells Ty why 2015 is very [...]

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Don’t let the calendar force bad planting decisions

After a strong cold front pushed its way across Ohio earlier this week, many planters will be sidelined for a few days and rain in prominent in the forecast, but DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler urges growers not to let the calendar force bad corn planting decisions this year. Ty Higgins has more in [...]

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Patience in planting this spring may pay off later

Planting season around Ohio didn’t really start to ramp up until the first part of May, causing farmers in the Buckeye State to lag behind much of the rest of the Corn Belt. Bill Mullen, Director of Agronomic Services with Seed Consultants says that the later time frame for this year’s planting may be ideal [...]

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Never too early to focus on disease pressures

Farmers primary focus this time of year is getting their corn and soybean fields sowed, but as DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Tate Cockerill points out, they should also be giving some thought to disease pressures that may start to show up as the soils warm up. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in [...]

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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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