In Field Agronomist Ryan Terry’s next of the woods (Northwest Ohio), dry conditions are starting to weigh on corn and soybean fields. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Terry tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins what he is seeing as he scouts fields, including early signs of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in soybeans.… Continue readingRead More »
This week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, takes Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood and Ty Higgins to the Ohio State Fair! They visit with National Pork Producers Council President Jim Heimerl, the producer of the Ohio State Fair Podcast Vince Tornero and they feature all of the Jr. Livestock winners so far at the fair!… Continue readingRead More »
All exhibitors in the 2018 Market Lamb Sale got at least $975 with contributions from the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and LEAD Council Banner Booster Program including Apex Clean Energy, Fowler Family Southdowns, Backwoods Farm, Reynolds Club Lambs, Black Thunder Breaking Donkey’s — Garrett Krasula, Emma Matthews Photography, Tom Butler Farms, Amstutz Club Lambs, Kalmbach Feeds, Umbarger Feeds, Elvin Elifritz Double E Dorsets, Johnson Show Lambs.… Continue readingRead More »
Conditions have been conducive for disease pressure for corn and soybean field this year. But as they crop progresses at a rapid pace, DuPont Pioneer’s Bradley Ott talks about justifying a fungicide application based on the growth stage of a crop in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
A busy time in Ohio agriculture with #WaterDrama18 heating up. The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese talks the latest developments in the ongoing water quality situation in Ohio. In this episode, we hear interviews with Ohio Soybean Council’s Tom Fontana, Steve Culman of Ohio State University (talking fertilizer recommendations), Ben Bowsher on 2018 wheat, and showman Collin Britton of Wood County who recently received a character award from the BEST series.… Continue readingRead More »
At the recent 4R Field Day in Hardin County, Ohio State soil fertility specialist Steve Culman presented on the updated fertilizer recommendations through 300+ on-farm strip trials since 2014.
He said some main take-home points he hoped to get across to agriculturalists were:
- From 2014 – 2017, 300+ on-farm strip trials were conducted across Ohio evaluating corn, soybean and wheat response to N, P and K fertilizer.
- Yield responses to P and K fertilizer in soils at or above the current maintenance range were very rare.
- Long-term data from 3 sites show that when Ohio soils are in the current maintenance range, they can supply sufficient P and K to meet corn and soybean demand for many growing seasons without fertilization.
- Recommended corn N rates were updated this spring and are based on maximizing farmer profitability, not maximizing yields.
- Corn, soybean and wheat are yielding more grain with less nutrient: Grain nutrient removal per bushel of grain is lower than it was 20 years ago.
The 65th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, joins host Matt Reese alongside Joel Penhorwood and Ty Higgins.
Lake Erie and water quality is the topic of the week after Ohio Governor John Kasich made an executive order on the matter, temporarily surpassing the wishes of agricultural groups.
Interviews in this week’s episode include Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels, Ohio Corn and Wheat Executive Director Tadd Nicholson, and Rick Stumpf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.… Continue readingRead More »
High oleic soybean oil is making a bigger splash in a familiar market in response to the FDA’s recently enacted ban on partially hydrogenated oil.
Compared to commodity soybean oil, high oleic soybean oil offers an increased stability for end users, including food manufacturers and restaurants. High oleic soybean oil is just what the food industry needs to comply with the FDA ban and continue to keep customers happy.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with former United Soybean Board Chair and Ohio soybean grower John Motter about the new possibilities of high oleic.… Continue readingRead More »
Before the final drive and the fair ending sale, many early mornings and countless hours are spent getting livestock exhibits looking their best. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins recently visited the Clark County farm of Paige Pence. Paige, along with her mom, Christine and her dad, Brent, is a prime example of a family that spends more time together in the summer than any other time of year as they prepare for show season.… Continue readingRead More »
The Montgomery County Fair has a completely new fairgrounds, which exhibitors and fairgoers are enjoying for its 2018 run.
The grounds are a work in progress, and currently feature a 28,000 square foot main event center and 16,000 square foot exhibit hall.
Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more in this video.… Continue readingRead More »
Jonathan Kramer has to be creative when it comes to weed control. The process on his Madison County organic farm is time consuming and pricey. That’s why he is trying something a little different and demoing a tool that kills weeds with electricity. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this Cab Cam.… Continue readingRead More »