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Chasing moisture with seeding depth not recommended

Even though a good part of Ohio has seen some rain recently, there are some parts that haven’t seen a drop in weeks. That may have some farmers wanted to plant a little deeper to try to get that seed to some moisture a little further in the dirt. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field [...]

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Digging for spacing and population checks

Not long after a field has been planted, farmers should step behind the planter and dig up some newly planted seeds to see where spacing is and what populations might look like. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Territory Manager Troy Putnam gives some easy steps to figure out just how much seed in [...]

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Will early beans make it?

Believe it or not, some farmers in northwest Ohio got a jump start on soybean planting as early as March. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Ryan Terry about the chances of those soybean fields making it. They also talk about planting [...]

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Tweeking anhydrous and burndown strategies

According to DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Troy Putnam, farmers in Ohio are by no means late getting in the fields to plant corn and soybeans. However, applications of anhydrous and burndown products are a little behind, causing growers to change up some pre-plant strategies. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s [...]

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Determining optimal planting rates for maximum profit potential

Elusive spring temperatures may have some farmers rethinking their 2018 planting game plan a bit. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich about the effects of the cold spring weather, determining optimal planting rates as the days go by and about making a plan for replanting.

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Heavy spring rains have an impact on fall applications

Much of Ohio received multiple inches of rain recently and farmers are calling DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Bradley Ott to see how those rains may have impacted fertilizer and herbicide applications made last fall. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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The importance of planting dates versus planting conditions

Historically speaking, earlier planted fields tend to be the highest yielding ones. With the cold and wet start to spring, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says planting conditions will play as big of a role as planting date in 2018. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field [...]

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An exclusive interview about China with USDA Secretary Perdue

As part of his third “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue made a stop at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wednesday to meet with USDA employees during the zoo’s OneUSDA Family Day. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins was invited to tag along for the afternoon [...]

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The optimal conditions for planting corn and soybeans

Growers are beginning to speculating on when the weather will begin to favor planting season. In any case, growers want to get out in the field early, when possible. Since it’s truly a game of luck, Stine Seed regional sales agronomist Bill Kessinger has some thoughts on the optimal time for planting corn and soybeans. [...]

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Concerns with the Trump budget as Farm Bill takes shape

As Senator Sherrod Brown and others on the Senate Agriculture Committee begin to put new farm legislation together, there are some concerns about cuts in President Trump’s budget proposal that would impact agriculture and rural Ohio directly. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Senator Brown about those concerns.

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