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Maximizing anhydrous ammonia applications

Farmers are under the gun right now to reduce production costs for 2017. This has ramifications wide and far-reaching for farm operations and the companies that serve them. One trend that Verdesian Life Sciences is predicting is a potential uptick in anhydrous ammonia use by farmers due to the fact that it’s the lowest-cost nitrogen source. And, as you know, anhydrous continues to be the nitrogen source of choice for many farmers in the Corn Belt.

While picking the right chemical to use is one key part of the equation, making you get the full benefit from that chemical is another part. This is where NutriSphere-NH3® comes in. NutriSphere-NH3 from Verdesian is a new product specifically designed to protect nitrogen applied as anhydrous ammonia from being lost through nitrification when applied using the SureFire Ag Systems equipment.

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North Central Ohio rains could double soybean yields

For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker’s territory of Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties, the summer was not friendly to corn and soybean fields. The corn, probably 2 to 3 weeks from harvest, has suffered pollination issues and tip back, but the soybean crop that was once struggling could have benefited from yield doubling rains in August. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Becknology Days brings products, research to farmers

The annual Becknology Field Days ran through Saturday, August 27th at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Indiana. Thousands of farmers and members of the agricultural industry turn out to the event each year to learn about the latest innovations, hear from company leadership, and enjoy fellowship among fellow producers.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited with many involved in the leadership of Beck’s Hybrids.

Listen to Beck’s President Scott Beck comment on Becknology and the state of the seed industry.


Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s


Agronomist Brent Minett on the Ohio crop vs that of the surrounding region.

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A time to be checking fields for drought, rain results

The recent rains across the state have brought a visual comfort to many farmers, seeing the good the rain has done through green pastures, lawns, and outstretched leaves. DuPont Pioneer account manager Kevin Forrest says though the rain was much needed, it may have come too late for many places. His territory covers Logan, Champaign, and Union Counties where he tells Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood that the results of the dry stretch are clear.… Continue reading

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AgroExpo 2016: Where Agriculture Meets Innovation

AgroExpo, hosted by AgroLiquid, will connect farmers, commodity groups, grower-led associations, and news makers in the agriculture industry. By highlighting vendors in various sectors of agriculture, with similar groups being assembled together, attendees will have the flexibility to visit areas of interest.

The focus will be on innovative, professional farmers, who are seeking the latest advances in agriculture. From research and development of seed, crop protection and nutrient management, to the latest equipment and management technology, AgroExpo is sure to leave you motivated and full of ideas about the future of your farming operation. This is an opportunity for growth and expansion – both for agribusiness and for growers.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with AgroLiquid’s Ashley Davis about what to expect at the event, August 16th-18th, in St. Johns, Michigan.

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Drought conditions in Ohio bring more issues than just dry soils

After a wet spring in Ohio, farmers were prepared for some drought conditions this summer. Few farmers thought those conditions would hang on as long as they have. Although dry soils are the #1 issue of a drought, many other problems come along with a lack of rain, as Account Manager David Miller tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Corn rootworm evaluations and management

As if the hot, dry weather during pollination and compaction issues in Ohio fields weren’t enough to put pressure on this year’s corn crop, corn rootworm may be just one more issue farmers may be dealing with. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with Eric Anderson, a product development agronomist with Syngenta, to discuss corn rootworm evaluations and management.… Continue reading

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