As farmers around Ohio hose off the harvest equipment, it is now time to head out to the field again for check on the emergence of their winter wheat. According to Tate Cockerill, a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager in Southwest and South Central Ohio, after a good plating window, mild temperatures and some rain in his area, wheat is off to a great start. He visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what an ideal winter looks like for a successful wheat crop too in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
As farmers clean off their combines and wagons after an early 2015 harvest, the work is far from done. Growers are using this newfound time in the fall to work some ground. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker talks about why farmers are doing more tillage this year and what else is going on around the farm to prepare for 2016 in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
With the 2015 harvest season winding down ahead of schedule, farmers will have more time to pencil out how to manage production costs while trying for better outcomes in 2016. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Encirca CSA Lewis Stearns visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how farmers are going about making 2016 crop decisions with new digital tools.… Continue readingRead More »
With one of the driest falls in recent memory and a rapid wrap up to harvest, many farmers are finding some extra time to take care of some fall field work ahead of schedule. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Jonah Johnson says there are some good options of fall field work and some that may be more harm than good.… Continue readingRead More »
With the official arrival of fall, it’s a good time to remind pork producers, veterinarians and other industry members that mitigating risks from animal diseases is an ongoing process.
Although the number of new PED infections has greatly decreased in recent months, PEDv is still a threat to the U.S. pork industry, and cooler months raise the potential for new cases to emerge.Read More »
Some corn and soybean yields in Ohio did well better than others, but what was the differentiating factors? Was it planting date? Tillage? Traits? DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling goes over corn and soybean performance for 2015 in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
After the many curve balls thrown at this year’s corn and soybean crops, farmers in Ohio didn’t quite know what to expect this fall. Now that harvest is in full swing, growers are seeing the results of a difficult growing season as they get into their fields. Bradley Ott, a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager, talks to The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report about what farmers are noticing and how producers can manage their yield expectations .… Continue readingRead More »
As harvest progresses in Ohio, many now empty fields are beginning to green up again with problem weeds, like marestail. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Kevin Forrest visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how to control those pesky weeds before its too late.… Continue readingRead More »
Counties in northwest Ohio were some of the hardest hit by an excessively wet spring. Now, some of those area farmers are beginning harvest. Trent Brisby, an Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer gives an update on harvest progress in Putnam, Paulding, Van Wert and Defiance Counties in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
While at the 2015 Farm Science Review, The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Account Manager Andy Lang for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report. Lang gave details about the uses of Encirca Yield during harvest, an uptick in wheat planting and harvest activity and yield data coming out of his area of the state.… Continue readingRead More »
While you’re at this year’s Farm Science Review, it might be worth you time to stop by and visit the new Beck’s facilities, just east of The Molly Caren Ag Center. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins ran into Sonny Beck at Farm Science Review and learned more about the research and growth at Beck’s.… Continue readingRead More »
With the lack of nitrogen throughout the growing season and some 90 degree days in the past week, some Ohio corn fields are drying down quicker than many farmers expect. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam talks about the risk that comes with corn that dries down ahead of schedule.… Continue readingRead More »
The combination of a very wet spring, heavy foliar diseases and a dry pollination period is adding up to a heightened concern about corn stalk quality. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Doug House talks about how to scout for stalk quality issues and when to justify getting into a problem field earlier than usual.… Continue readingRead More »
From SDS to White Mold, Frog Eye and other yield hampering issues, soybeans across Ohio have had to fight through adversity since the day they were planted. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam walks growers through what to look for when scouting soybean fields as they enter the home stretch of the season.… Continue readingRead More »
Many farmers in the northwest part of Ohio were wondering if they would have a corn crop to harvest this year. Now, with disease pressures adding to the challenge of stalk quality issues as corn enters the dent stage, many farmers are hoping black layer gets here sooner than later. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talks about the corn progress and harvest outlook with DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
The recent I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour saw scouts finding disease in nearly every field they visited. Gray Leaf Spot and Northern Corn Leaf Blight were among those at the top of their lists. DuPont Account Manager Mike Gahn of east central Ohio says a more in-depth look at fields reveals how genetics are taking care of some of the problems while a more comprehensive check of factors of in some areas may point to the need for intervention. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited with Gahn for the latest DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Some farmers in Ohio were concerned with the timing of rains that come through during the critical corn pollination stage. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Tate Cockerill says that customers in his area could see some of the best corn yields in years and the soybeans that looked like they wouldn’t produce may be surprising as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Cockerill for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
As a premium crop, high oleic soybeans can be especially beneficial to farmers in Ohio facing lower commodity prices this season. By offering the combination of strong yield performance and an opportunity to meet growing food industry needs, high oleic soybeans enable farmers to seek out higher profit potential.
The soy checkoff notes that high oleic soybeans are bred with the same agronomic trait and disease packages that farmers expect in their other soybean varieties. Because they yield on par with, or better than, commodity soybeans, farmers don’t have to choose between growing top-performing varieties and providing a product that processors and end users demand.
In addition, because the oil offers higher value for end users, processors offer farmers a premium to grow high oleic soybeans, resulting in higher profit opportunities. Premiums are based on what the end user will pay for the oil.
In the audio above, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with USB farmer-leader and early high oliec adopter John Motter from Jenera, Ohio about the way these premium soybeans have performed on his farm.… Continue readingRead More »
Although the north central part of Ohio didn’t get as much rain as the northwest, Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties got their fair share. Derek Hunker is an Account Manager for DuPont Pioneer in those counties and in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report he tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that the recent sun and heat have made the corn and the soybeans perk up a bit and the outlook is much more positive than it was just two months ago.… Continue readingRead More »