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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How To Use Trash to Help Crops Grow

How to improve soil health by using “trash” – When farmers harvest their corn crop, shredded corn stalks are left behind. Farmers have learned that leaving this trash – or residue – on the field protects the soil by creating a blanket. This helps the soil rebuild vital nutrients and prevents runoff.… Continue reading

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“Show Kids Got Their White Pants On” – A Dairy Parody

The team at Ohio’s Country Journal and the Ohio Ag Net have a bit of fun with attire required by kids that show dairy animals. Ty Higgins, Matt Reese and Joel Penhorwood decided to join in the fun and get some white pants of their own and found some great show kids to help out with this Mel McDaniel (Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On) inspired parody tune!… Continue reading

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An explanation of PLC and ARC Farm Bill options

Morrow County, Ohio farmer Anthony Bush has been on the ground level of the development of the 2014 Farm Bill. This new farm policy offers some new options for producers and many questions are being asked as those options are weighed. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins sat down with Bush to go over the PLC, ARC and SCO programs. In this video, you will find out what exactly those programs entail. Bush will also talk about what scenarios will work best with each option and what farmers need to start doing now to get prepared to make these long-term decisions before the March 15th deadline.… Continue reading

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Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Bob Forry

The long stretch of great harvest conditions were about to come to an end when Ty Higgins of The Ohio Ag Net met up with Marion County farmer Bob Forry in Kirkpatrick, Ohio. Forry was nice enough to stop for a bit to do a Cab Cam. Bob’s twin boys had to head back to Ohio State, so his wife was handling cart duties for the first time in over 25 years. Find out more about how Forry’s harvest is coming along and see his impressive Massey Ferguson toy collection!

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