A winter wheat emergence update

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 reading

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Farmers using new tools to plan for 2016 crop purchases

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 reading

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What fall field work to do and not do

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 reading

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The outlook for PEDv in 2016

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.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Dr. Rick Swalla, DVM, senior vet with Zoetis about the outlook for PEDv and mitigating risks on the farm.… Continue reading

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Growing season pressures being seen at harvest

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 reading

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Farmers in northwest Ohio counting down the days until black layer

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 reading

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Gray Leaf Spot and Northern Corn Leaf Blight widespread across Ohio

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 reading

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Corn pollination in southwest Ohio leaves little concern

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 reading

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A soybean that adds value during times of lower commodity prices

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 reading

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Crops are coming around in north central Ohio

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 reading

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