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Helpful tips for reducing soil erosion

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. Soil erosion is an annual problem throughout the Eastern Corn Belt. Recent research estimates that farmland across the Corn Belt loses close to four tons of soil per acre each year due to erosion. In addition, even under the best conditions …

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Final RVO rule leaves waiver loophole open

The National Corn Growers Association said the EPA’s final 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) moves renewable fuels and energy security forward in 2019, but the growth will only be realized if EPA does not grant refiners further RFS exemptions. “We are pleased the …

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Soybean harvest dragging on

By Matt Reese There were eye-popping soybean yields around the state in 2018 and, unfortunately, some of those soybeans are still out there. The Ohio soybean yield is forecast at 59 bushels per acre, which would be the highest on record if realized, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics …

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The root of all production

By Mary Wicks and Peter Ling In many ways, the intricate network of plant roots serve as its control center. Thus, optimizing the root environment, including irrigation water and nutrient levels, can improve plant health and production. The controlled growing conditions of a greenhouse allows for precision management of the …

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Did you spray a fall burndown?

By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomist Is it too late to make a fall application for marestail control? Probably not, but will the conditions allow? That is another story. I have seen a few folks squeeze in fall applications, and heard several who said they will still try. …

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Ohio wraps up a banner year for corn

By Matt Reese For those who really like to watch corn grow, 2018 was a great year. Ohio’s 2018 corn is by far the best-ever crop statewide and is also the highest average yield for many individual farms. In November, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service bumped Ohio’s corn yield up …

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2019 Ag Outlook Meeting

Sutton Bank is hosting a 2019 Ag Outlook Meeting on Mon. Dec. 17, 2018. The event will be packed with short sessions from experts with information that will help manage the risk and financial success of farms. The program includes attorneys Robert E. Moore and Ryan Conklin of Wright & …

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Ohio’s soybean farmers look to a bright future

By Matt Reese and Dale Minyo While the current situation for soybeans is less than ideal, there was plenty of talk concerning the bright future ahead at the this week’s 2018 Ohio Soybean Industry Dinner. “Today is not a good situation with disappointing prices and Mother Nature has given us …

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Inversion and drift mitigation workshop Dec. 14

By Cindy Folck, Ohio State University Extension Recognizing weather conditions that could cause inversions is important when using certain herbicides in corn and soybeans. On December 14, join a discussion about recognizing inversions as well as ways to improve communication between farmers growing sensitive crops and pesticide applicators. Inversion and Drift …

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