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No-Till Conference highlights

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.

Dave Brandt Covers And No Till

Dale Minyo hears from Les and Jerry Siler on their operation history and their honor as No Till Farmers of the Year

Jerry And Les Seller No Till Farmers Of The YearContinue reading

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Keys to picking the right numbers for 2017

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 reading

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2016 not the disaster some farmers were expecting in Ohio

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 reading

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An AgriCountry Thanksgiving

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 reading

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High oleic soybeans available in Southern Ohio in 2017

By now, farmers across Ohio have heard of high oleic soybeans and the advantages they possess, but for years they have only been available for Northern Ohio farmers to plant. That will change in 2017.

Deciding to grow high oleic soybeans is a business decision, and each farmer has to decide what is best for his or her operation. Piketon, Ohio grower Dan Corcoran is on the United Soybean Board and he is going through that decision process right now.

Corcoran visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the factors that will go in to deciding whether or not to add high oleic soybeans to his operation next year.… Continue reading

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Planting soybeans in 2017 for agronomic and economic reasons

For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Matthew Stroud’s territory of Clark, Madison, Fayette and Green Counties, stalk rot issues in many corn fields may have farmers considering putting soybeans in those fields for 2017. As Stroud mentions in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, that decision may be easier to make from an economic standpoint as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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2016 Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Brandon Monebrake, Preble County

Although many corn yield monitors around Ohio have shown lower than average numbers after a challenging growing season, a few parts of the state are pleasantly surprised with the amount of corn they are taking in this year. Count Preble County farmer Brandon Monebrake among those farmers happy with his 2016 harvest. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins dropped in to visit with Monebrake and found more surprises in the cab than the corn yields. See what was mounted in this John Deere 9770 in his latest corn harvest Cab Cam!… Continue reading

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As harvest continues, field work begins

What DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker is seeing in Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties is very similar to what is happening in many parts of Ohio this year. He says corn yields are a little sub-par and soybeans are outstanding. He visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what this might mean for 2017 crop purchases and they discuss some of the field work going on in that part of the state for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Schaefer represents Ohio as 2016 Star Farmer Finalist

One of the more prestigious awards in the National FFA Organization is being named Star Farmer. It remains an honor in itself to be named a Star Farmer Finalist across the nation. Evan Schaefer of the Miami Trace FFA did just that at the National FFA Convention and he spoke with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about his farm and his experience.… Continue reading

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Bloom Carroll FFA’s Smith makes Extemp Speaking top four

At the 89th National FFA Convention currently underway in Indianapolis, Evan Smith of the Bloom Carroll FFA Chapter made the top four of extemporaneous public speaking, one of the more unique and challenging of the public speaking events. He finished third in the nation.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with Smith about the honor and his preparation for the finals in this video.… Continue reading

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