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2018 Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Rob McCarley, Pickaway County

When Rob McCarley and his son first checked the moisture levels of his early planted Pickaway County corn fields he knew they would be close to ready to go, but he had no idea they would be as ready as they were. The McCarley’s quickly started the 2018 harvest season on September 12th. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins joined them a couple of days later for the first corn harvest Cab Cam of 2018, brought to you by Fennig Equipment.… Continue reading

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Beck’s 400 bushel project pushing the limits

Ohio Ag Net was recently at the 2018 Becknology Days at the Beck’s Hybrids headquarters in Indiana. A close-up look at the ongoing Practical Farm Research is a highlight of the annual event. One of the more unique projects being undertaken is that of producing 400-bushel corn with today’s technology. PFR Agronomist Travis Burnett talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about the undertaking.… Continue reading

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Lessons learned in Ohio’s updated fertilizer recommendations

At the recent 4R Field Day in Hardin County, Ohio State soil fertility specialist Steve Culman presented on the updated fertilizer recommendations through 300+ on-farm strip trials since 2014.

He said some main take-home points he hoped to get across to agriculturalists were:

  • From 2014 – 2017, 300+ on-farm strip trials were conducted across Ohio evaluating corn, soybean and wheat response to N, P and K fertilizer.
  • Yield responses to P and K fertilizer in soils at or above the current maintenance range were very rare.
  • Long-term data from 3 sites show that when Ohio soils are in the current maintenance range, they can supply sufficient P and K to meet corn and soybean demand for many growing seasons without fertilization.
  • Recommended corn N rates were updated this spring and are based on maximizing farmer profitability, not maximizing yields.
  • Corn, soybean and wheat are yielding more grain with less nutrient: Grain nutrient removal per bushel of grain is lower than it was 20 years ago.
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Summer on the Sawdust – Paige Pence, Clark County

Before the final drive and the fair ending sale, many early mornings and countless hours are spent getting livestock exhibits looking their best. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins recently visited the Clark County farm of Paige Pence. Paige, along with her mom, Christine and her dad, Brent, is a prime example of a family that spends more time together in the summer than any other time of year as they prepare for show season.… Continue reading

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