Cab Cam – Doug Henry, Logan County

The Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited Logan County Farmer Doug Henry of Henry Farms to get an update on how their planting season is going so far. Henry said they very much welcomed the warmer temperatures seen over the weekend and that soil temperatures in his area dearly needed the heat.

“It’s nice to have some warm temperatures. That’s what we were looking for. The ground’s warmed up just the way we like it today,” he said. “We started last week and I just looked and we’re at about 500 acres planted.”… Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Cab Cam – MKB Farms – Galion, Ohio

With an unusual break from rain and cold weather this spring, many farmers across Ohio headed to the fields to work ground, spray and in some cases even begin the 2015 planting season. Ty Higgins found The Kocher Family of MKB Farms in Galion, Ohio doing just that. Nick Kocher was Ty’s guest for the first Cab Cam of the season.… Continue reading

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Weed ID: Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are incredibly challenging weeds to control because they have the potential to grow up to two inches per day, robbing row crop plants of yield potential. While both weeds are commonly found in the southern U.S., they are rapidly being identified in many areas throughout the Midwest. Dr. Greg Armel of BASF shares tips on differentiating between the two weeds.… Continue reading

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Tips for weed control before planting begins

Under ideal conditions, a fall herbicide application would have taken place in 2014 and another shot at Ohio’s high-anxiety weeds like marestail, giant ragweed and palmer amaranth would have happened just recently. Due to weather conditions, neither of those opportunities may have happened, leaving many producers concerned about getting their fields ready for the 2015 planting season. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets some weed control tips for farmers facing wet early spring conditions as he visits with Jonathan Huff from Dow AgroSciences.… Continue reading

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