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PFR results show soybeans also benefit from early planting

Beck’s Hybrids is hosting Practical Farm Research (PFR) Insight meetings throughout Ohio. Mike Hannewald visited with farmers in Bucyrus earlier this week about early planting dates being beneficial to soybeans and how critical fungicide and insecticide applications are for the crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.

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Ohio Pork Council and Farm Credit Mid-America promote careers in farming

The Ohio Pork Council and Farm Credit Mid-America are partnering to provide high school students with the opportunity to video chat, live from their classrooms with Ohio pig farmers to learn more current farming practices and strengthen their interest in pursuing a career on a pig farm. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more [...]

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What the recent interest rate hike means for agriculture

Last week The Federal Reserve, after years of leaving the interest rates at an all-time low, decided it was time to raise the rate by .25%. Matt Montiero, Senior Vice President and treasurer for Farm Credit Mid-America, visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how this rate hike and ones that are slated [...]

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Were 2016 Ohio soybean yields an anomaly?

It’s no secret that soybean yields around Ohio were great and many believe a new state record will be set. Was this year’s successful crop a fluke? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins asked that question to Account Manager Troy Putnam for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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SCN testing critical in 2017

The continued dip in the ag economy is causing farmers to give pause when it comes to justifying every dollar that is being spent. For many producers in Northwest Ohio that dollar would be well spend on Soybean Cyst Nematode testing, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler. She gives more details to The [...]

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Keys to picking the right numbers for 2017

After the past couple of years, consistency is not a word that is used often when it comes to growing seasons in Ohio. Account Manager Kevin Forrest says consistency for DuPont Pioneer products in his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties is helping farmers choose the right hybrids and varieties for 2017. He shares [...]

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2016 not the disaster some farmers were expecting in Ohio

In the middle of summer, farmers in DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Micah Herron’s territory of Miami, Shelby, Auglaize and Darke Counties would have called what they were seeing in their corn and soybean fields a disaster. Now that harvest is complete, that tune has changed for that part of Ohio. Herron discusses the 2016 season [...]

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Is my wheat too tall?

Should farmers be concerned with how tall or how much growth they are getting on their wheat with the great fall weather we have had? Account Manager Lisa Worl has some answers in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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High oleic soybeans available in Southern Ohio in 2017

By now, farmers across Ohio have heard of high oleic soybeans and the advantages they possess, but for years they have only been available for Northern Ohio farmers to plant. That will change in 2017. Deciding to grow high oleic soybeans is a business decision, and each farmer has to decide what is best for [...]

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Making the most of nitrogen

As farmers wrap up harvest and plan for 2017, one of the questions that should be answers in ‘how much nitrogen is still out there’? Andrew Bond is a Certified Services Agent with Encirca Services and in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report he visit with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what Encirca [...]

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