Nitrogen stabilizers have been used for years in an effort to keep the farm sustainable by keeping fertilizers where they are best utilized in the field, but as Dow AgroSciences’ nitrogen stabilizers product manager Kenny Johnson explains, these products are very useful for keeping the environment sustainable as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
The farm is a busy place during harvest season and the “To-Do” lists seem to be never ending, but according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Andrew Lang one of the tasks that should be high an any list right now is soil sampling. He tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins why in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
At the same time that farmers are taking off corn and soybean fields around the Buckeye State, researchers at The Ohio State University are working through their field trials to collect data that will assist farmers in making better operating decisions in the future. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found Andrew Klopfenstein, Project Coordinator with Ohio State’s Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, as data was being collected from a nitrogen trial in a Pickaway County corn field.… Continue readingRead More »
Farmers are under the gun right now to reduce production costs for 2017. This has ramifications wide and far-reaching for farm operations and the companies that serve them. One trend that Verdesian Life Sciences is predicting is a potential uptick in anhydrous ammonia use by farmers due to the fact that it’s the lowest-cost nitrogen source. And, as you know, anhydrous continues to be the nitrogen source of choice for many farmers in the Corn Belt.
While picking the right chemical to use is one key part of the equation, making you get the full benefit from that chemical is another part. This is where NutriSphere-NH3® comes in. NutriSphere-NH3 from Verdesian is a new product specifically designed to protect nitrogen applied as anhydrous ammonia from being lost through nitrification when applied using the SureFire Ag Systems equipment.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more information from Dr. Darin Lickfeldt… Continue readingRead More »
After a dismal 2015 for Northwest Ohio and a rocky start to 2016, the current harvest is showing much better results than a year ago. Many farmers are seeing their soybean yield monitors hit numbers never seen before. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler gives all of the details in the week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report with Ty Higgins.… Continue readingRead More »
Every farmer in Ohio is taking advantage of a great week of weather to make a big dent in harvest progress. Condit Farms in Delaware County is now close to 25% complete and after some disappointing corn yields, are finding a much better soybean crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins rode along to find out more about early harvest results in the first soybean Cab Cam of 2016.… Continue readingRead More »
With all of the corn stalk and ear issues that Travis Bahan was hearing about around Ohio, he and dad, Gary, decided that it would be cheaper to dry some higher moisture corn than to lose it. They also got some help from seven-year-old Kaden Bahan. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited Bahan Farms for a corn harvest Cab Cam on Oct. 4.… Continue readingRead More »
According to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Troy Putnam, Ohio had a perfect storm in 2016 for weeds to get the best of corn and soybean fields. He gives his advice on how to handle fall herbicide applications in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
As farmers open up corn and soybean fields and get the 2016 harvest rolling it is important to take a good look at how this year’s products handled the difficult growing season. Asgrow/DEKALB technical agronomist Brad Miller shares his tips with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.… Continue readingRead More »
After a week with temps getting close to 90, Fall has made a late-September appearance. Trent Brisby, a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager, says the cooler weather will slow the dry down process in corn about ready for harvest. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has all of the details in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net crew visited the farm of the Schmitmeyer family for the first week of Feeding Farmers in the Field, fall 2016 edition. Corn harvest had just begun on their Mercer County farm south of Celina at the time OAN’s Joel Penhorwood visited with Pat Schmitmeyer about their yield, operation, and more.… Continue readingRead More »
On the west end of Equipment Avenue at the 2016 Farm Science Review sits a plethora of impressive farm equipment. In this video, we take a rundown of what all Salford Equipment has on display at this year’s show. Visit them at booth 200 to talk with their experts plus see their machinery in action at the field demonstrations.… Continue readingRead More »
Dry weather, stalk quality and pest pressures are just part of a long list of issues that this year’s corn crop has faced throughout Ohio. Bill Mullen, Director of Agronomic Services for Seed Consultants, talks about the importance of evaluating fields before harvesting them.… Continue readingRead More »
The year was 1950 and there was excitement in the air on Powhaton Farm in Champaign County. The farm was one of the host farms for the National Plowing Match, sponsored by the National and Ohio Plowing Matches and the National Association of Soil Conservation Districts. It was the first “National” held outside of Iowa.
Nearly 75,000 people visited the farms for the three-day, standing-room-only event that garnered headlines in newspapers around the state and nation for weeks prior to and after the event was held. The show even featured a test plot with the astounding goal of 300-bushel corn in 1950. The National Plowing Match was so noteworthy for the farm and community in Champaign County just south of Urbana that a historic marker stands to commemorate the event.
That was a big day for Richard Evans in the same year he took over the family farm founded by his great-great-grandfather, Isaac Evans Jr., who had come from Virginia in 1812.… Continue readingRead More »