To get a preview of what to expect this harvest season, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal team will once again go on the I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour presented by AgroLiquid Fertilizers. On the tour, two teams of farmers, agronomists and OCJ/OAN staff will be crisscrossing I-75 and I-71 reporting crop conditions and yield estimates on August 16 and 17. The teams start in the north and meet at the end in Clinton County. Over the two days, each team will sample a representative corn and soybean field in more than 20 counties (for a total of more than 40 counties over the two days).
The groups will be estimating yields and overall conditions for corn fields and the conditions and yield potential of soybean fields. We will be updating the results on the go online at ocj.com, so check back regularly on our progress. Coverage will also include photos, videos and radio broadcasts of tour highlights. The results will be posted in the September issue of Ohio’s Country Journal as well.
I-75 Team Includes:
Bill Mullen, Maria Stein Grain Co. sales agronomist
Paul Ralston, Hardin County farmer
Bob Black, Pickaway County farmer
Brent Pence, Clark County farmer
Matt Reese, Ohio’s Country Journal
I-71 Team Includes:
Harold Watters, OSU Extension
Dusten Watson, Sandusky County farmer
Bart Johnson, Ohio’s Country Journal, Delaware County farmer
Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net
Justin Blackstone, Premier Environmental Liquids, LLC