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Fewer double crop opportunities in western Ohio

Farmers in western Ohio usually have all of their double crop acres planted by this time of year, but due to a late wheat harvest due to wet weather, the planting window for late-planted beans was barely cracked. Jim Stucke is a DuPont Pioneer account manager for that part of the state and he talks [...]

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Stresses are mounting in corn and soybean fields

As expected, the excess moisture dousing Ohio corn and soybean fields have open the gates for a number of stresses to this year’s crop. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Account Manager Barry Rodeheffer about what he is seeing as he scouts fields in Darke, Shelby and [...]

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Only two weeks left to comment on EPA’s RFS proposal

According to Growth Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Renewable Fuel Standard proposal (RFS) represents a major step backward for our nation’s most successful energy policy in the past 40 years. Ty Higgins visited with Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis about how these proposed changes would effect rural America and how comments can be made [...]

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Growing Point Agronomy app provides instant help for crop issues

This season, Mother Nature is throwing just about everything to farmers around Ohio. Excessive rains, pests and diseases are challenging corn and soybean fields and hindering wheat harvest progress. The Growing Point Agronomy app from DuPont Pioneer can give farmers quick, local answers for any questions that may pop up when scouting fields. Kyle Poling [...]

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Farmers getting caught up in between rains

In a small window of opportunity with no rain, many farmers around Ohio are getting in the fields while the getting is good. Bradley Ott, Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer talks about all of the activities going on in the southwest part of the state as farmers try to get as caught up as possible [...]

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Minimizing wheat loss to take advantage of price gains

Very few parts of Ohio have started in on the 2015 wheat harvest due to the wet conditions. Once things dry out and combines roll, it will be important to keep losses to a minimum. Account Manager Kevin Forrest has some tips for preparing for wheat harvest in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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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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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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