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Dicamba training🎙

By Matt Reese and Dale Minyo

Before applying approved formulations of dicamba, herbicide applicators are required to complete training. Bayer Crop Science is offering multiple options through the dicamba application season, including self-paced online training or guided webinar training.

“Dicamba training started in January and will run through end of June into July. We have seen really good participation in our weekly live webinars and also our online module, which is very convenient for an applicator. Over 18,000 have been trained, so that is really good,” said Mark Groth, North American commercial stewardship weed control manager for Bayer Crop Science. “You can sign up for the live webinars as well as the online module and do that at your own pace and whatever time you want. It is led by a Bayer weed science expert. The webinar is a two-hour slot but they typically run for an hour or an hour and a half and we want time left for people to engage.… Continue reading

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2021 Between the Rows kicks off with a solid start to spring

John Schumm

We started no-till — total no-till — about 12 years ago and things have been working great for us on the soybean side. We have struggled a little bit here and there on the corn side but we are getting closer. I farm with my son, Jeremy, and we both work full-time jobs and this no-till has taken a lot of labor away so we have time to do that.

First we had to take care of the drainage problems. We have used cereal rye and the tilth of our ground just changed tremendously when we started using it. We have a farmer up this way who inter-seeds it with a 90-foot air seeder. He drives it through our standing crops and we try to get that all done the first week of September in corn and soybeans before the soybean leaves start to turn and fall off. We get tremendous growth in the fall.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 188 |Mud and a New President

Kolt, Matt, and Dusty host this weeks podcast! They talk about the Ohio Field Leader Podcast, mud, a new presidential administration, and dirt and soil health. Matt has an interview with Josh Poorman on working through the winter mud on your cattle operation. Dusty has audio from Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Cattleman’s Association on the incoming Biden Administration. Find this podcast and so much more online at ocj.com!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 186 | No Diggity, No Drainage

Matt, Kolt, and Dusty host today with special guest, Amy Milam. She is the director of Legal Education and Member Education with Ohio Farm Bureau and talks a little bit about new legislation for drainage. Interviews this week include Matts talk with Garry Shick of Hardin County; Garry was named the Ohio No-Till Farmer of the Year. Madi Kregel has an interview with the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association President Steve Bateson, and Randy & Kim Haines of Cool Winds Farms in Lima, Ohio. She talks to them about the harness racing industry and the impact COVID-19 had on it. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 185 | Fa La Lama Sweater

Merry Christmas, Ohio! Matt, Kolt, and Dusty are joined by Elizabeth Long from Ag Resources Management (ARM); they talk about end of the year finances. The ugly Christmas sweater game is afoot on this weeks podcast, and this is one for the livestock. See for yourself on the Ohio Ag Net Facebook page. Dusty has two featured audio submissions this week. One with ODNR Director Mary Mertz, on H2Ohio and other projects her department has taken over. The second has ODA Director Dorothy Pelanda, while she spoke at a press conference on the H2Ohio program. From the OCJ & OAN family, to yours, have a safe and wonderful Holiday! … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 184 | The Queen came for a Chat

Matt, Kolt, and Madi host her Royal Highness Mackenzie Hoog, The 2020 Ohio Fairs Queen. Mackenzie chatted about the Ohio Fair Managers Convention, which will be held virtually this year on January 8-9th, and what the Ohio Fair’s Queen Contest will look like this year. Interviews this week include a discussion on Vomitoxin from Dale with Craig Haugaard. A quick update from Duane Statler from the Blanchard River Demo Farms, with Dale as well. And a chat with Brian Ravencraft from Holbrook and Manter.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 178 | The Corn Queen

Matt, Kolt, and Dusty host this week with some exciting news! Dusty is the host of the brand spanking new Ohio Field Leader Podcast in affiliate with the soybean checkoff and Ohio Soybean Council. Interviews this week include a sneak peak interview from Dusty with Mark Loux for the Ohio Field Leader Podcast. Dale talked to Tadd Nicholson from the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association on the Next Generation Fuels Act. Matt interviewed Patty Mann who is the first female to become president of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. Matt also talked to Leo Bastos who is the head of Carbon Business Model for Bayer Crop Science, about the Bayer Carbon Initiative. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 174 | Ohioans helping Iowans!

Matt, Dusty, and Kolt host this week and talk a little bit about what harvest looks like in their counties. Interviews include one from Matt and Don Bailey about farmland preservation. Matt also talked with Ted Blohm about his trip out to Iowa with his wife to help farmers that had been devastated by the damaging winds. More online at ocj.com!

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