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2010 corn harvest wrap-up

By Matt Reese Stark County farmer Earl Wolf got an early start with harvest and finished early — Oct. 25, specifically. Wolf was not alone in his early finish. It was downright spooky with most of Ohio’s corn and soybean crop out of the fields before Halloween this year. By …

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Great opportunity for fall fertilizer applications

With corn and soybean harvest ahead of schedule in Ohio, farmers are encouraged to make their fertilizer applications now. “This is a rare opportunity for farmers,” said Robert Mullen, an Ohio State University Extension fertility specialist. “With harvest about two weeks early, on average, they can get quite a bit …

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Soybean aphids could be a threat in 2011

While 2010 was not a significant year for aphid infestation, that doesn’t mean growers can or should ignore this yield-robbing pest in 2011, according to experts from Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. 
 After 2009 presented a very widespread, severe year for aphid infestation, the 2010 growing season was more …

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Preliminary Data for 2010 OSU Corn Trials

Preliminary data is already available for the 2010 OSU Corn Trials at http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~perf/.  Additional information/hybrids will be added as marketing information becomes available, as will the combined regional tables (which are especially helpful in assessing hybrid performance across locations).

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How high will corn go?

December 2010 corn futures moved above $5.00 in mid-September, moderated in early October, and then moved sharply higher following the USDA’s October Crop Production report. The month of November started with new highs for that contract, said Darrel Good, a University of Illinois agricultural economist. “Even though prices are at …

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Nov. 20 NAP crop deadline

Steve Maurer, the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, would like to remind producers that they have until November 20, 2010 to sign-up for the 2011 Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP) crop coverage.  This deadline applies to the following crops: Apples, Asparagus, Blueberries, Caneberries, Cherries, Chestnuts, Forage for Hay and Pasture, Grapes, …

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Study demonstrates Ohioans eating more wheat

A September study demonstrates that Ohio consumers are making a conscious effort to include more wheat and wheat products in their diets. A notable 55% of the 200 citizens surveyed are deliberately consuming wheat on a day-to-day basis. Wheat is America’s most consumed grain and is also the principal ingredient …

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