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Replant choices becoming limited as June approaches

After the first round of planting and heavy rains and colder weather shortly thereafter, farmers around Ohio have had to make some tough decisions about what to do with fields that didn’t do so well in the early going. Now that the calendar is getting ready to turn, the choices on what to do in those fields are becoming more limited. Account Manager Brad Ott talks about the replant decision process as June approaches in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Still too soon to pull the plug on corn planting

More rains pushed through Ohio over the Memorial Day weekend, keeping farmers out of unplanted fields or fields in need of a replant in the latter part of May. Terry Jones, Regional Agronomist with Brodbeck Seed says as farmers concerns are concentrated on what is not planted yet, they also need to keep on top of what is planted, up and growing. He also says it is not too late to plant corn in 2017. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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After heavy rains, what is the status of starter nitrogen?

As farmers continue along with planting and replanting progress, many are wondering what the same heavy rains that kept them out of the fields and put them back in some fields for a second time may have done to their starter nitrogen situation. Trent Brisby, DuPont Pioneer Account Manager, talks about what he has found out about N loss in his area of Northwest Ohio in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 12 | Water Quality, FFA Camp, Half-Marathons, and Marriage Advice

Episode 12 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, enjoys the company of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Bart Johnson, Risë Labig, and host Joel Penhorwood. Matt Reese joins us through his half-marathon buddy Joe Hoover talking about the East Tech School and FFA, busy teaching agriculture in urban areas. Dale speaks with John and Todd Davis on the newly rebuilt Discovery Center at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. Ty hears from Aaron Heilers on a tour of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms. Plus, the crew wraps it all up with a bit of wedding advice to the soon-to-be-married Joel. Join us for the Ohio Ag Net Podcast!

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2017 Corn Planting Cab Cam – Austin Heil, Hardin County

Farming involves a large number of variables, from equipment to inputs to the weather. For Austin Heil in Hardin County, the most important variable is the planter. He is seeing benefits from new-age upgrades he has added to his older planter. See what he has done to make his planter more efficient and how it has added to the farms bottom line in this Cab Cam with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, courtesy of Fennig Equipment.… Continue reading

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Pest pressures seen in corn planted into cover crops

Cover crops are becoming a very utilized tool as farmers look to keep nutrients where they belong and to make sure soils stay in place as well. For farmers who planted corn into cover crops this spring, pests like seed corn maggots, grubs and slugs may be more prevalent in those fields. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Derek Hunker talks about this issue, as well as planting and replanting progress in his area of Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 11 | Sonny, Corny, and Queezy

Episode 11 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, travels all over Ohio and even a bit above it. Host Ty Higgins talks with Joel Penhorwood about his intense ride-along with crop duster Butch Fisher and the motion sickness that followed. Matt Reese hears from Brad Moffitt of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers about the ongoing ethanol tour. Dale Minyo was down in Cincinnati to see Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue make a big announcement about USDA. Also on the podcast, a bit from the new Dean of the Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Cathann Kress, as she helped dedicate the newest greenhouse to grace the campus of ATI in northeastern Ohio.

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2017 Cab Cam: Crop Duster Edition

Though we’re used to seeing Cab Cams take place on the ground, in this edition, Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood hops in with crop duster Butch Fisher of Fisher Ag Service in Morrow County for a truly unique look at agriculture. Fisher is a legend in Ohio agricultural aviation with 30,000 logged hours as pilot. In this piece, Fisher is applying fungicide to wheat fields around the state with his Air Tractor 504 — a unique plane that can carry two passengers unlike most single-seater ag aircraft.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 10 | Frost, FFA, Free Time and Whiskey

Episode #10 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast courtesy of the good folks at AgriGold. Visit them at www.agrigold.com.

As if the wet weather and delayed planting wasn’t worrisome enough for farmers, some areas were expecting frost to start the week. The Ohio Ag Net crew of Dale Minyo, Bart Johnson, Matt Reese, Ty Higgins and Joel Penhorwood chat about what they have seen as far as frost and continued rainfall over the past week. Also, meet the 5 Ohio FFA Student Reporters that helped out during the 89th Ohio FFA State Convention, learn all about whiskey with Matt’s visit to Indian Creek Distillery and see what changes you might want to make to your grain marketing plan with Ty’s visit with Matt Bennett.… Continue reading

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