Earlier this week, many parts of Ohio got some mid-May snow and overnight lows below the freezing point. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Trent Brisby discusses what to look for when scouting corn and soybean fields for frost damage.… Continue readingRead More »
Corn planting across the U.S. is generally tracking ahead of schedule this season, but excessive rainfall is delaying planting in some counties across the Midwest. Syngenta agronomist Eric Anderson offers his thoughts to farmers who are contemplating making changes to their original plans. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
Mother Nature’s confusion of March in May is not only causing havoc with corn and soybean planting, but it may have major implications on Ohio’s wheat. This 2016 wheat crop has come along nicely and keeping it healthy will be all about timing when it comes to fungicide and pesticide applications.
Seed Consultant’s Director of Agronomic Services, Bill Mullen, shows the progress of some seed fields in Preble County and has some pointers on how to get the most out of wheat fields, despite the chilly and wet spring.… Continue readingRead More »
Soybean burndown has been a hot topic for DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Bradley Ott’s territory of Darke, Preble, Montgomery, Butler and Hamilton Counties. What needs to be done once the cool wet weather moves on to get a good burndown on and still be timely with planting? Ott shares his opinion on that and discusses corn emergence in his area with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees has named Adam Sharp the organization’s new executive vice president.
Sharp succeeds Jack Fisher, who has served as executive vice president since 1996. Last October, Fisher made public his intention to retire from the organization.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Sharp shortly after the announcement on Tuesday.… Continue readingRead More »
The USDA and Farm Service Agency release the official number of acres recently signed up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The 800,000 acres chosen were among thousands of more acres that were offered up by farmers across the country. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with FSA Administrator Val Dolcini about the competitive program, if more acres will be added in the next Farm Bill and if this program is competing with younger farmers looking for more land to work.… Continue readingRead More »
Depending on which half of Ohio you farm in, corn planting is either pretty far along (if not done) or hasn’t even started. The corn in the ground has unfortunately been sitting in some cold, wet conditions for a few days, but is the yield penalty greater for the corn facing those adversities in the ground or for the corn that hasn’t been dumped into the planter yet? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out in the week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report with Account Manager Troy Putnam.… Continue readingRead More »
While spending some time in Ohio this week, Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini visited with local growers, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), farm organizations, farmers market coordinators and local businesses about advancing local and regional food initiatives. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with Dolcini about some of the updated changes in FSA programs.… Continue readingRead More »
Results from the Propane Education & Research Council’s (PERC) 2015 Propane Farm Incentive Program reveal high performance ratings, improved efficiency, and cost savings for producers switching to propane-powered farm equipment. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with PERC’s director of agriculture business development, Cinch Munson.… Continue readingRead More »