When protecting wheat, timing is everything

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 reading

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Delayed burndown and soybean planting

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 reading

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Competitive Conservation Reserve Program signs up over 800,000 acres

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 reading

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Yield penalties for corn in the ground vs. corn in the bag

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 reading

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