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Excess GDUs Causing Issues at Harvest

In Mid-September, many corn fields in Ohio had as many Growing Degree Units, or GDUs, that they would normally see in early October. That, says DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Alexandra Knight, along with hot temperatures well after summer, has caused some of the issues farmers are seeing as harvest continues. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Soybean seed quality issues can be prevented in 2019

The combination of insect pressure and ample moisture in 2018 added up to poor soybean seeds that some farmers are seeing as they bring in the harvest. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Kyle Poling talks with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the causes for the shriveled, discolored and rotten looking beans and how to prevent the same thing from happening next year.… Continue reading

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High corn yields come with challenges

The one word that DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Bradley Ott used to describe early corn yield results in his area of Ohio was “crazy”. After some early checks he knew high numbers were out there, but to see those numbers come true at the end of the season is something Ott was pleasantly surprised to see. Although a record corn crop will put smiles on many farmers’ faces this year, there are some things to consider after this bin buster is harvested. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Agriculture Confidence Index reaches all-time high for farmers

Farmer optimism for the state of agriculture, their current business health and their outlook on the future continues to climb, according to the results of the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. In fact, farmers indicate they are more confident than ever, pushing the index to 164.8, exactly 30 points higher than the most recent index in spring of 2018.

When asked, farmers rated their present situation at 172.4, up 68 points from spring of 2018 and 100 points above what they felt about conditions one year ago. In comparison, farmers in the recent index rated their optimism for the future at 161.1, which is 11 points below their optimistic rating for the current situation, but still significantly positive.

“These results are not just record-setting, but they are also extremely surprising,” said Greg Horstmeier, DTN editor-in-chief. “What’s more is that we found consistency across all regions and types of farmers studied in the survey, whether Midwest, Southeast, or Southwest, and whether crop grower or livestock producer.”… Continue reading

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Despite color of paint, many combines turning black during harvest

As always, harvest season kicks up some dust as combines roll through dry corn and soybean fields. But why are combines turning black this season. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Troy Putnam visits with Ty Higgins about the black combine phenomenon, as well as early harvest results, test weights and purple seed stain in soybeans.… Continue reading

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Farm Economics Changing Dynamic of Seed Purchasing

While at Farm Science Review, many growers take a look around at new equipment and technology making their ways to the farm. Most say it may not be the right time for a big purchase, but it is nice to know what is available if and when the time to buy arrives. Although buying new gear can wait, but seed can’t. Daniel Call with Seed Consultants visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how farmers are approaching seed buying for 2019.… Continue reading

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Ohio crops may see effects of too much heat for corn, too much rain for beans

If 2018 proved anything to farmers around Ohio, it certainly proved that there is no such thing as an ideal growing season. As combines begin to roll, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says farmers may see the effects of too much heat for corn and too much rain for soybeans. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 72 | County Fair Teamwork, FFA Jacket Origins and Dairy Robots

This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold, Ty Higgins talks with Richland County Fair Board President Jason Snyder about helping out the Wayne County Fair over the weekend. Dale Minyo visits with Ohio FFA Vice President Holly McClay about the recent ceremony in Fredricktown, Ohio, commemorating the home of the FFA Jacket. Matt Reese sits down with Rick Crawford about his Ohio Century Farm in Adams County. Joel travels to Canada for their farm show in Ontario along with Mick Heiby from Hills Supply to learn about robotic milkers. Then Ty wraps up the podcast talking tissue sampling (and a lot of it) with AgriGold’s John Brien.… Continue reading

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Yield Potential May Change As Season Wraps Up

After the Ohio Crop Tour last week, scouts came pretty close to agreeing with what USDA says Ohio has for what would be a record corn and soybean crop. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Troy Putnam says there is still enough time left in the growing season for crops to put a little more on or take a little off of what is currently out there. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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