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Check beans for stink bug damage

By Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel, Ohio State University Extension As farmers progress with soybean harvest we encourage you to take a quick look at your grain quality, especially stink bug damage in soybeans at field edges. We have been receiving reports of the deformed and discolored beans typical of stink bug damage. …

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New trade deal helps, but hurdles remain

The newly renegotiated trade agreement involving the United States, Canada and Mexico offers farmers a bit more security about markets for dairy, corn and other products, but hefty Mexican tariffs still in place hinder business, according to an agricultural trade specialist with The Ohio State University. Under the new trade …

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Agronomic price for high yields

By John Brien, AgriGold The adage states there is nothing free in life and high yields in the corn and soybean fields in the Eastern Corn Belt are no different. While the growing season of 2018 has had its share of challenges, the overall trend has been for higher than …

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Wheat genome finally fully sequenced

By Lainey Wolf, National Association of Wheat Growers After 12 years of research and the work of 20 countries, the genome of wheat has finally been sequenced. The complexity of the wheat genome made sequencing a long and difficult process. Now, the world’s most widely cultivated crop has each gene …

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Sprouting corn kernels

By Pierce Paul and Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension We have received several reports of premature corn kernel sprouting across Ohio. The ear in the picture exhibiting premature sprouting was sampled from one of the Ohio Corn Performance Test plots at the NW Research Station and was associated Trichoderma …

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Hops production and management workshop

By Chris Zoller, Ohio State University Extension Educator Are you looking for a way to diversify your farm income? If so, raising Hops may be of interest. The number of craft breweries has grown substantially in Ohio and many breweries are interested in sourcing locally grown hops. The Tuscarawas County …

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Stink bug damage in soybeans

By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. Stink bug damage is becoming a greater concern in Eastern Corn Belt soybean fields, especially with the presence of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), a species that has moved into our sales footprint in recent years. While other stink bugs cause damage, the …

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