Counties in northwest Ohio were some of the hardest hit by an excessively wet spring. Now, some of those area farmers are beginning harvest. Trent Brisby, an Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer gives an update on harvest progress in Putnam, Paulding, Van Wert and Defiance Counties in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
While at the 2015 Farm Science Review, The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Account Manager Andy Lang for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report. Lang gave details about the uses of Encirca Yield during harvest, an uptick in wheat planting and harvest activity and yield data coming out of his area of the state.… Continue readingRead More »
While you’re at this year’s Farm Science Review, it might be worth you time to stop by and visit the new Beck’s facilities, just east of The Molly Caren Ag Center. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins ran into Sonny Beck at Farm Science Review and learned more about the research and growth at Beck’s.… Continue readingRead More »
With the lack of nitrogen throughout the growing season and some 90 degree days in the past week, some Ohio corn fields are drying down quicker than many farmers expect. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam talks about the risk that comes with corn that dries down ahead of schedule.… Continue readingRead More »
The combination of a very wet spring, heavy foliar diseases and a dry pollination period is adding up to a heightened concern about corn stalk quality. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Doug House talks about how to scout for stalk quality issues and when to justify getting into a problem field earlier than usual.… Continue readingRead More »
From SDS to White Mold, Frog Eye and other yield hampering issues, soybeans across Ohio have had to fight through adversity since the day they were planted. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam walks growers through what to look for when scouting soybean fields as they enter the home stretch of the season.… Continue readingRead More »
Many farmers in the northwest part of Ohio were wondering if they would have a corn crop to harvest this year. Now, with disease pressures adding to the challenge of stalk quality issues as corn enters the dent stage, many farmers are hoping black layer gets here sooner than later. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talks about the corn progress and harvest outlook with DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
The recent I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour saw scouts finding disease in nearly every field they visited. Gray Leaf Spot and Northern Corn Leaf Blight were among those at the top of their lists. DuPont Account Manager Mike Gahn of east central Ohio says a more in-depth look at fields reveals how genetics are taking care of some of the problems while a more comprehensive check of factors of in some areas may point to the need for intervention. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited with Gahn for the latest DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Some farmers in Ohio were concerned with the timing of rains that come through during the critical corn pollination stage. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Tate Cockerill says that customers in his area could see some of the best corn yields in years and the soybeans that looked like they wouldn’t produce may be surprising as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Cockerill for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
As a premium crop, high oleic soybeans can be especially beneficial to farmers in Ohio facing lower commodity prices this season. By offering the combination of strong yield performance and an opportunity to meet growing food industry needs, high oleic soybeans enable farmers to seek out higher profit potential.
The soy checkoff notes that high oleic soybeans are bred with the same agronomic trait and disease packages that farmers expect in their other soybean varieties. Because they yield on par with, or better than, commodity soybeans, farmers don’t have to choose between growing top-performing varieties and providing a product that processors and end users demand.
In addition, because the oil offers higher value for end users, processors offer farmers a premium to grow high oleic soybeans, resulting in higher profit opportunities. Premiums are based on what the end user will pay for the oil.
In the audio above, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with USB farmer-leader and early high oliec adopter John Motter from Jenera, Ohio about the way these premium soybeans have performed on his farm.… Continue readingRead More »
Although the north central part of Ohio didn’t get as much rain as the northwest, Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties got their fair share. Derek Hunker is an Account Manager for DuPont Pioneer in those counties and in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report he tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that the recent sun and heat have made the corn and the soybeans perk up a bit and the outlook is much more positive than it was just two months ago.… Continue readingRead More »
CME Group and the National 4-H Council are partnering for a third consecutive year to bring their popular and award-winning Commodity Carnival fair experience to more than 100 state and county fairs in nine states this summer, including The Ohio State Fair.
An interactive and educational game about the business of agriculture, the Commodity Carnival teaches young fairgoers how to manage the costs and risks associated with bringing an animal – this year, a hog – to market.Read More »
Farmers in western Ohio usually have all of their double crop acres planted by this time of year, but due to a late wheat harvest due to wet weather, the planting window for late-planted beans was barely cracked. Jim Stucke is a DuPont Pioneer account manager for that part of the state and he talks with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the wheat harvest, fungicide applications and tough alfalfa harvest conditions in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
With pollination in Ohio corn fields occurring in July, much of what you see now is what you will get come harvest. For soybeans though, August is the most important month for production. If the rains aren’t as prevalent and sunshine prevails as the calendar turns, Asgrow/DEKALB Technical Agronomist Jeff Rectenwald tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that the soybean crop may turn out to be really nice this year.… Continue readingRead More »
As expected, the excess moisture dousing Ohio corn and soybean fields have open the gates for a number of stresses to this year’s crop. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Account Manager Barry Rodeheffer about what he is seeing as he scouts fields in Darke, Shelby and Miami Counties and what he is recommending to farmers that find troubles in their fields.… Continue readingRead More »
For 12 Ohio counties, the option for crop insurance has been extended for fruit and nut growers. The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talked with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack about this recent announcement. Dale also asked Mr. Vilsack if there were any Presidential plans in his future.… Continue readingRead More »
After a late planting, slow start and less that ideal late winter conditions, the 2015 Ohio wheat crop has had its fair share of challenges. Now add to that having to wait in the field for weeks after intended harvest dates due to over-saturated fields. Jeremy Goings still has some wheat to get to and hopes that dockage will be manageable and straw will be useable once the dust settles. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited Goings Farm on July 21st and talks with Jeremy about the prospect for his wheat and how this year will effect his 2016 wheat decisions.… Continue readingRead More »
According to Growth Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Renewable Fuel Standard proposal (RFS) represents a major step backward for our nation’s most successful energy policy in the past 40 years. Ty Higgins visited with Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis about how these proposed changes would effect rural America and how comments can be made before the upcoming deadline.Read More »
This season, Mother Nature is throwing just about everything to farmers around Ohio. Excessive rains, pests and diseases are challenging corn and soybean fields and hindering wheat harvest progress. The Growing Point Agronomy app from DuPont Pioneer can give farmers quick, local answers for any questions that may pop up when scouting fields. Kyle Poling says using the app to get instant answers to issues plaguing crops can help get the ball rolling on mitigating losses as soon as possible.… Continue readingRead More »