A great end to planting and a great start to the growing season

After eventful weather and begrudgingly uneventful field action most of May, many farmers around Ohio had a great stretch of sun and warmth to get caught up and maybe done with the 2016 planting season. Some timely rains shortly after planting were welcomed as well. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins got an update from Derek Hunker, an Account Manager for Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot counties about current field work and the condition of the emerged crops.… Continue reading

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As planting wraps up, replant ramps up in Northwest Ohio

DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler’s area of Henry, Fulton, Williams and Lucas Counties has seen a wide window of planting, with some corn fields just planted and some fields almost to the V4 stage. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Euler about what to scout for in the early and late planted fields, as well as some replant decisions being made for corn and soybeans and the impressive wheat crop in that part of Ohio in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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AgTube: The #Plant16 Song

The 2016 planting season has been Deja Vu all over again for many farmers in the Midwest. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins wrote this tune to help share their agony with the rest of the country. It this fits what your spring has been like…Crank…It…Up!

It’s been 45 day since I started rollin’
Yeah this plating seasons been really tollin’
It was off to a good start thought I’d be spending
the month of May in my tractor.
I’ve been waking up every morning hoping
Dirt would be right l I could get it going
But now it’s June and here I sit
And I’m feelin’ like such a slacker
I’ve been trying not to lose my temper
Always like ready set can’t go
Older farmers say they always remember
Springs like this but I need to see my crops grow
Other neighbors say that they’re about done
Please just don’t share that stuff with me
Farming should be a bit more fun
But I’m not even close with #plant16
All I want to do is get these seeds in
With some great help in the buddy seat
When I’m all done you know you’ll see it
I’ll be sure to send it out in a tweet
Just about finished my last corn field
But I’m not even close to done
Them early farms won’t have that much yield
Gonna tear ‘em up and give it one more run
Mother Nature wasn’t all that helpful
Hope I have plenty of corn seed
By July I’ll have a beer by the pool
Until then wish me luck with #replant16… Continue reading

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Ohio hit the hardest by Soybean Cyst Nematode in 2015

According to a soy checkoff-funded study, Soybean Cyst Nematode or SCN was the biggest yield robber of soybeans nationwide in 2015 with 109 million bushels lost. Ohio was the state that was hit the hardest by SCN in last year.

Soy checkoff farmer-leader Keith Kemp farms in Preble County visited with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the effects of SCN and how farmers can manage it.… Continue reading

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2016 Planting Cab Cam – Ron Grayson Burns, Union County

Ron Grayson Burns and his family have diversified their farm and are now raising conventional and organic corn, soybeans and wheat in Union County. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out more as he visited with Burns, who works at Farm Credit and his brother Austin, who works for JD Equipment, when they’re not in the field. Their dad, Ron and family friend, Steve Wiant were also at the farm running three planters to make up time in this delayed planting season.… Continue reading

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2016 Soybean Planting Cab Cam – David Neidhart, Marion County

Many farmers around Ohio are feeling the pressure to get corn and soybean seeds planted as the number of days in May wind down. Although conditions weren’t ideal for soybean planting for David Neidhart in Marion County, the weather was finally hot and dry and the field was good enough for D&PN Farms to make some late progress in the 2016 planting season. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins rode along with Neidhart for a Cab Cam on May 24th.… Continue reading

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The bad news, planting progress; the good news, the wheat crop

This week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report was a good news, bad news situation. Andy Lang is a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager for Wood, Hancock and Hardin Counties and he said that planting progress is still lagging and many farmers are switching acres to soybeans. On the other hand, growers in his area are all smiles as they drive by their wheat fields. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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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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