Be it out in the country or in the city, a well-cared-for yard is something everybody can take pride in. And with lawn care taking a break this time of year, and equipment taking up residence in shops and garages, the professionals of Koenig Equipment tell us it’s an exceptional time to be thinking about mower maintenance for the year ahead. Dave Oakley, lawn and turf specialist for Koenig’s Urbana location, takes a look at some of the commonly overlooked maintenance items, as well as professional service options.… Continue readingRead More »
Syngenta announced that it has reached agreements with ethanol plants, including Three Rivers Energy in Coshocton, with a combined total capacity of nearly 2 billion gallons, widening Enogen corn’s footprint. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Enogen’s marketing manager Marcos Castro to get more details.… Continue readingRead More »
Beck’s Hybrids is hosting Practical Farm Research (PFR) Insight meetings throughout Ohio. Mike Hannewald visited with farmers in Bucyrus earlier this week about early planting dates being beneficial to soybeans and how critical fungicide and insecticide applications are for the crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Pork Council and Farm Credit Mid-America are partnering to provide high school students with the opportunity to video chat, live from their classrooms with Ohio pig farmers to learn more current farming practices and strengthen their interest in pursuing a career on a pig farm. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more information from Ohio Pork Council President Rich Deaton.… Continue readingRead More »
Last week The Federal Reserve, after years of leaving the interest rates at an all-time low, decided it was time to raise the rate by .25%. Matt Montiero, Senior Vice President and treasurer for Farm Credit Mid-America, visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how this rate hike and ones that are slated for 2017 and beyond will impact agriculture.… Continue readingRead More »
It’s no secret that soybean yields around Ohio were great and many believe a new state record will be set. Was this year’s successful crop a fluke? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins asked that question to Account Manager Troy Putnam for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
This past growing season was a mixed bag of variables that could have lowered corn yields considerably at an given point, but according to DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich some of DEKALB’s “Disease Shield” hybrids performed on a different level in 2016. Get more details in his visit with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.… Continue readingRead More »
The continued dip in the ag economy is causing farmers to give pause when it comes to justifying every dollar that is being spent. For many producers in Northwest Ohio that dollar would be well spend on Soybean Cyst Nematode testing, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler. She gives more details to The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
There was plenty to discuss at yesterday’s Ohio No-Till Conference. Slugs have been a long-time problem in no-till and Kelley Timon discussed strategies for controlling them, including some initial research on the role of cover crops. Bill Haddad talked about the importance of managing weeds to prevent resistance problems from developing and a panel featuring Dave Brandt, Neil Badenhop and others addressed these and other issues. Jim Hoorman covered a broad swath of reasons for cover crop use and discussed how encouraging hawks and owls on the farm can be one of the best ways to control moles and voles. Les and Jerry Siler also talked about how they are tackling problems with cyst nematodes.
Here is more from some of the presenters:
Dale Minyo speaks with Dave Brandt on No Till, cover crops, and their combined value.
Dale Minyo hears from Les and Jerry Siler on their operation history and their honor as No Till Farmers of the YearRead More »
After the past couple of years, consistency is not a word that is used often when it comes to growing seasons in Ohio. Account Manager Kevin Forrest says consistency for DuPont Pioneer products in his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties is helping farmers choose the right hybrids and varieties for 2017. He shares more details with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
In the middle of summer, farmers in DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Micah Herron’s territory of Miami, Shelby, Auglaize and Darke Counties would have called what they were seeing in their corn and soybean fields a disaster. Now that harvest is complete, that tune has changed for that part of Ohio. Herron discusses the 2016 season with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Ritchie Brothers Auctioneering has a large agricultural, construction, and industrial equipment auction coming up December 7th, 2016 at their South Vienna, Ohio location. Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo and Richard Barrett detail the unique Ritchie Bros auction experience and what all the latest auction has to offer.… Continue readingRead More »
The holidays are a time to reflect on years past. In that spirit, we’ve gone through our archives to find a special Thanksgiving piece of AgriCountry with Ed Johnson.
We hope you enjoy this look into holiday preparation in 1983 — and from all of us at Ohio Ag Net & Ohio’s Country Journal, Happy Holidays!… Continue readingRead More »