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Conditions Prime for Frogeye Leaf Spot Emergence

To date this season, some Ohio farmers have experienced 200 to 300 percent more rainfall than normal. This amount of moisture, paired with above average temperatures, has created prime conditions for disease development. In particular, frogeye leaf spot. Farmers should be thinking preventative versus reactively when it comes to protecting yield potential from disease. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with FMC Agricultural Solutions Senior Technical Sales Manager Joe Reed about prevention and control, as well as return on investment of fungicide applications.

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Pork 509 to focus on pork quality

On Friday, June 29th, the Ohio Pork Council and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences are hosting ‘Pork 509’ – a seminar to discuss pork quality.

Throughout the seminar, faculty at the OSU Department of Animal Sciences will host informational sessions regarding welfare, genetics, meat quality, processing characteristics and more. Attendees will also be able to participate in a hands-on carcass and meat quality assessment, led by Dr. Lyda Garcia and Dr. Eric England. Additional speakers at Pork 509 include Dr. Steve Moeller and Dr. Monique Paris-Garcia. See the days’ agenda here and call 614-882-5887 for registration.

OPC President Rich Deaton visited with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the event, as well as the importance of early registration as space is limited.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 61 | State-of-the-art feed mill, Farm Bill, and feeding farmers

The Ohio Ag Net podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings you interviews with Senator Sherrod Brown on the Senate Farm Bill. We hear from Jeff Neal of Kalmbach Feeds on the company’s brand new feed mill near Upper Sandusky. Brady Campbell of the OSU Sheep Team gives us an update on parasites in livestock. And the first week of Feeding Farmers in 2018 has come and gone, where Joel visited with Roger Yocom on their farm’s unique history and more.

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Soybean trade with China holds multiple scenarios with June 15th deadline

June 15th has been circled on many calendars in farm country. That is when President Trump will release plans to put tariffs on $50 billion worth of China goods. It is also when soybean farmers will find out how retaliation measures taken by China may impact their bottom line. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Ohio Soybean Association President Allen Armstrong.

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Dry fields in west central Ohio causing early issues in corn

DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling covers the west central part of Ohio and parts of his area have been drier than normal as the growing season begins. Poling has come across some fertilizer burn on young corn plants as a results. He gives the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins the details on what to look for as you evaluate early corn stands and how checking those fields can help evaluate planter performance as well in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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Chasing moisture with seeding depth not recommended

Even though a good part of Ohio has seen some rain recently, there are some parts that haven’t seen a drop in weeks. That may have some farmers wanted to plant a little deeper to try to get that seed to some moisture a little further in the dirt. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Territory Manager Matthew Stroud gives this thoughts on that theory and also shares with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins how far along some southern Ohio wheat fields are for this time of year.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 56 | Eddie George, FFA, Corn, RINs, Planting, and Sinkholes

The crew recaps coverage of the Ohio FFA Convention, in which the student reporters spoke with keynote speaker Eddie George and Dale Minyo talked with Todd Peterson.

An important call to action day for corn farmers is here and Ty Higgins caught up with Ohio Corn and Wheat’s Tadd Nicholson.

A sinkhole in a farm field in Logan County is getting attention. Joel Penhorwood hears from Sunny Yoesting on the situation happening on her farm.

All that and much more in this week’s podcast, sponsored by AgriGold.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 55 | Planting time!

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, finally has some warm weather to talk about!

Host Ty Higgins will be on the road this week to jump in the cab with farmers from around the state as they put seed in the ground.

He also talks cost of production with Carrie Johnson of Cargill Ag Marketing Service.

Matt Reese has the latest update on watershed research from Grand Lake St. Marys in his conversations with Bill Knapke and Stephen Jacquemin of Wright State’s Lake Campus.

The crew has more fun conversation in this latest podcast.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 54 | Farmers Share, Farm Finances, and Farming Indoors

Warm weather brought short sleeves for the 54th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

Joel Penhorwood talks with Marlee Stollar about the recent Farmers Share event held by the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at Ohio State.

Matt Reese has a conversation about micro greens and indoor farming with Daniel Klemens.

Ty Higgins speaks with Brent Ditmars of Farm Credit Mid-America.

The crew, including Dale Minyo, has more fun in the sun with this week’s podcast.

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