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Corn Harvest Cab Cam – 2016 Ohio State Nitrogen Trials

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 reading

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Maximizing anhydrous ammonia applications

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 reading

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Soybean Harvest Cab Cam – Bryan Condit, Delaware County

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 reading

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Evans Powhaton Century Farm history laced with triumph and tragedy

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 reading

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