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Ohio is experiencing an earlier-than-average risk of crop diseases

According to DTN’s crop disease risk maps, corn fields throughout Ohio are already at a higher risk this year than in the past two years for Gray Leaf Spot, which is a serious crop disease affecting corn plants. Experts are indicating the risk is trending ahead of average by at least 2 weeks. Left untreated, crop diseases put the area’s yields in danger.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Ben Brame, VP of Ag Platform at DTN, about the maps and how the can be helpful to farmers during an already busy time of year.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 63 | Quick progress with crops and the Farm Bill

Forget corn getting knee-high by the 4th of July. Many Ohio fields are tasseling this week. Joel Penhorwood checks in with Farm Science Review’s Nate Douridas, Dale Minyo visits with Wyandot County farmer Joe Shaeffer and Matt talks dairy goats with Mark Baden, who recently judged at the National Dairy Goat Show in Columbus. Ty Higgins hosts this week’s podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 62 | Summer fun and fungicides

The Ohio Ag Net crew talks giant hogweed, fungicides, helicopter aerial application, and summer fun in this podcast.

Ty hears from Aaron Drake of Sunrise Cooperative on aerial application from a helicopter and the uniqueness of the job.

Dale talks to John Brien, AgriGold agronomist, on what to keep in mind with regard to fungicides.

We also hear from Karl Marshall, a farmer from Auglaize County, who was week two’s winner of Feeding Farmers.… Continue reading

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Conditions Prime for Frogeye Leaf Spot Emergence

To date this season, some Ohio farmers have experienced 200 to 300 percent more rainfall than normal. This amount of moisture, paired with above average temperatures, has created prime conditions for disease development. In particular, frogeye leaf spot. Farmers should be thinking preventative versus reactively when it comes to protecting yield potential from disease. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with FMC Agricultural Solutions Senior Technical Sales Manager Joe Reed about prevention and control, as well as return on investment of fungicide applications.… Continue reading

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Pork 509 to focus on pork quality

On Friday, June 29th, the Ohio Pork Council and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences are hosting ‘Pork 509’ – a seminar to discuss pork quality.

Throughout the seminar, faculty at the OSU Department of Animal Sciences will host informational sessions regarding welfare, genetics, meat quality, processing characteristics and more. Attendees will also be able to participate in a hands-on carcass and meat quality assessment, led by Dr. Lyda Garcia and Dr. Eric England. Additional speakers at Pork 509 include Dr. Steve Moeller and Dr. Monique Paris-Garcia. See the days’ agenda here and call 614-882-5887 for registration.

OPC President Rich Deaton visited with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the event, as well as the importance of early registration as space is limited.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 61 | State-of-the-art feed mill, Farm Bill, and feeding farmers

The Ohio Ag Net podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings you interviews with Senator Sherrod Brown on the Senate Farm Bill. We hear from Jeff Neal of Kalmbach Feeds on the company’s brand new feed mill near Upper Sandusky. Brady Campbell of the OSU Sheep Team gives us an update on parasites in livestock. And the first week of Feeding Farmers in 2018 has come and gone, where Joel visited with Roger Yocom on their farm’s unique history and more.… Continue reading

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Soybean trade with China holds multiple scenarios with June 15th deadline

June 15th has been circled on many calendars in farm country. That is when President Trump will release plans to put tariffs on $50 billion worth of China goods. It is also when soybean farmers will find out how retaliation measures taken by China may impact their bottom line. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Ohio Soybean Association President Allen Armstrong.… Continue reading

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Dry fields in west central Ohio causing early issues in corn

DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling covers the west central part of Ohio and parts of his area have been drier than normal as the growing season begins. Poling has come across some fertilizer burn on young corn plants as a results. He gives the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins the details on what to look for as you evaluate early corn stands and how checking those fields can help evaluate planter performance as well in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Chasing moisture with seeding depth not recommended

Even though a good part of Ohio has seen some rain recently, there are some parts that haven’t seen a drop in weeks. That may have some farmers wanted to plant a little deeper to try to get that seed to some moisture a little further in the dirt. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Territory Manager Matthew Stroud gives this thoughts on that theory and also shares with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins how far along some southern Ohio wheat fields are for this time of year.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 56 | Eddie George, FFA, Corn, RINs, Planting, and Sinkholes

The crew recaps coverage of the Ohio FFA Convention, in which the student reporters spoke with keynote speaker Eddie George and Dale Minyo talked with Todd Peterson.

An important call to action day for corn farmers is here and Ty Higgins caught up with Ohio Corn and Wheat’s Tadd Nicholson.

A sinkhole in a farm field in Logan County is getting attention. Joel Penhorwood hears from Sunny Yoesting on the situation happening on her farm.

All that and much more in this week’s podcast, sponsored by AgriGold.… Continue reading

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