The heavy Spring rains were taken better in some parts of Ohio than others, all depending on the soil type. Corn fields in Central and Southern Ohio fared well this harvest season, considering the rainfall, but as The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found, many fields in the Northwest part of the state will have the lowest yield numbers in many years. His visit with Allen County’s Glenn Karhoff in this Cab Cam video shows a glimpse into what that part of The Buckeye State is dealing with at harvest time.… Continue readingRead More »
For some farmers around Ohio, harvest can’t happen soon enough and thoughts are already on a better crop in 2016. In order for that to occur, some trips to the field will need to happen before the 2015 harvest to see if some problems that developed this year can be thwarted next year. Bill Mullen of Seed Consultants has some examples in this video.… Continue readingRead More »
Jakob Wilson from JCW Farms in Madison County took time to visit with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about this year’s early harvest, what caught his eye at Farm Science Review and how he is a Top 4 Finalist in the American Star Ag Placement category at The National FFA Convention later this year.… Continue readingRead More »
The research efforts of Ohio agriculture certainly include lab testing, university plot work and data analysis, but every farmer knows that the most dependable crop production research also includes extensive work in real, on-farm fields. Funding from The Ohio Soybean Council makes those efforts happen.… Continue readingRead More »
Things get busy in Delaware County in Mid-September, as the county fair begins its festivities. Usually, the way it times out, it is also the start of harvest season for The Skinners at Hardscrabble Farms. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins hopped in the cab with Brian Skinner to talk about the recent Symphony on the Farm event, hosted by the Skinners. They also talk about early harvest progress and upcoming fair activities.… Continue readingRead More »
On September 11th, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins headed to Northeast Ohio and paid a visit to Windy Way Farms in Massillon. That’s where he found 4th generation farmer Ben Klick harvesting soybeans. Find out how early harvest is shaping up in that part of the state and what Klick has learned from his Dad and Grandpa about farming for the long term.… Continue readingRead More »
On September 8th, Nate Douridas and the Farm Science Review crew began the 2015 corn harvest. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins got a glimpse of the first field Douridas opened up and talked about the yield and moisture to start harvest and about what to expect at this year’s Farm Science Review, September 22nd through 24th at The Molly Caren Ag Center in London, Ohio.… Continue readingRead More »
Bill Mullen, Director of Agronomic Services with Seed Consultants, takes two corn plants from the same row to show the variability that Ohio corn fields are showing after a very challenging growing season. He also talks about the stalk quality issues that may force farmers to harvest early this year.… Continue readingRead More »
There are likely as many varied opinions on the validity and the accuracy of the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations as there are farms and soil types. No matter what that opinion may be from field to field, it is hard to deny that the document has had an incredible impact on crop production in Ohio.… Continue readingRead More »
Grey Leaf Spot and Northern Corn Leaf Blight were yield robbers in Ohio corn fields in 2014. Conditions so far this year are causing both of these diseases to show up again.
Bill Mullen of Seed Consultants says a check of the fields will indicate what actions, if any, need to be taken, considering the current farm economics.… Continue readingRead More »
John Brien Agronomist with AgriGold discusses the early signs of stalk rot he is seeing in Ohio. John also shows you what to look for in your own corn field.
“We’re at the typical point in a corn plant’s life where everything is tasseling, we’re doing pollination – we’ve gotten to that point. That’s usually the sign that we’re home free,” said Brien. “We’re worried about running out of nitrogen, we’re worried about foliar fungicides and what we should do, but walking corn fields, I’ve found a new issue that may be more valuable to us than those two things.”
That issue is stalk rot and Brien goes into detail about the problem and how to identify it early.… Continue readingRead More »