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New tips to try to minimize dicamba damage

New restrictions a federal agency has put on using a controversial dicamba aren’t enough to prevent it from spreading onto nearby plants, according to an Ohio State University weed expert. As a result, Mark Loux, a weed specialist with Ohio State University Extension, and colleagues from Purdue University and the …

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Public comments on watersheds in distress

By Matt Reese The public got to weigh in with thoughts on the proposed Watersheds in Distress designation on Nov. 20. There were a number of concerns raised in the comments including the costs of the designation, the challenging logistics, the legalities, and a lack of practicality of implementation. In …

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2018 Ohio Water Quality update

By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomist Lake Erie wasn’t as bad as expected this year with harmful algal bloom severity coming in below expectations — at a 4 when it was predicted at 6. I have seen several remarks as to why. It wasn’t due to reduced nitrogen …

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Pipeline to commercialization

By Ajay Shah, Mary Wicks and Ashish Manandhar The bioeconomy is a challenging marketplace. Making products from plants requires ingenuity and perseverance; getting them to market requires similar skills. While a product may be a brilliant innovation and testing has demonstrated its potential, there is no guarantee that it can …

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A look at buying put options

By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC The market continues to watch the actions of the President and China. It’s hard to know if there will be a trade fix at the G20 meeting in just over a week. I expect a sideways market through the holiday and leading up …

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Ohio Crop Progress — Nov. 19, 2018

Harvest Slowly Moving Snow and wet weather delayed harvest again last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending November 18. Winter Storm Avery hit Ohio last week. Excessive moisture kept producers out …

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