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Delayed wheat planting

By Laura Lindsey, Pierce Paul, Ohio State University Extension Wet weather has delayed wheat planting in many areas of the state. Generally, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the fly-free-safe date. When wheat is planted more than 10-days after the fly-free-safe date, there …

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CSX announces rate increases for grain

CSX recently announced that there will be new rates for grain shippers that will have an impact on Ohio grain producers, at least in the short term. The new rates could significantly impact elevator and terminal grain pricing, as well as grain logistics, markets and movements. “This is a big …

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Wheat seeding rates important to consider

Optimum wheat seeding rates are between 1.2 and 1.6 million seeds per acre. For drills with 7.5-inch row spacing, this is about 18 to 24 seeds per foot of row with normal sized seed. When wheat is planted on time, actual seeding rate has little effect on yield, but high seeding …

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