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12/18/2011 Don’t Overdo Tillage Following Wet Spring, Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – Warning farmers against “recreational tillage” between now and planting the 2012 crop, recently retired Ohio State University Extension engineer Randall Reeder said the unusually wet conditions surrounding planting and harvest in 2011 made quite an impact on soil conditions. Andy Vance Randall Reeder
10/08/2011 Dairy Producers Should Consider ‘Precision’ Diets to Maximize Profits COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dairy producers shouldn’t get used to $6 or $7 corn, and should tailor diets to maximize productivity and profitability, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Normand St-Pierre
12/18/2011 Biotechnology Only One Factor Behind Reduced Variation in US Crop Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the second of a series of papers discussing the impact of biotechnology on U.S. average crop yields, Ohio State University agricultural economist Carl Zulauf said that while “this study certainly doesn’t preclude biotechnology as an explanation for the decline in the variability of average yields for corn, cotton and soybeans, it does suggest more universal factors are likely occurring.” Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
09/20/2011 Corn Harvest As Scheduled at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Despite a late start to the growing season and seven-tenths of an inch of rain less than 24 hours before show time, corn harvest is on as scheduled at Farm Science Review 2011, according to General Manager Chuck Gamble. Andy Vance Chuck Gamble, Nick Zachrich
08/11/2011 100-Bushel Soybeans Possible, Farmers Should Master Basics First URBANA, Ohio -- With continuing improvements in plant genetics, biotechnology and farm management, producing high-yielding soybeans is more attainable than ever, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Harold Watters
11/04/2011 Comment Period Extended for Proposed Farm Youth Labor Regulation Changes COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week an extension of the public comment period for proposed changes to the regulations governing employment of youth on farms and agricultural enterprises. Experts from Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program will host a webinar to discuss the proposed changes and answer questions from the public Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
12/18/2011 Biotechnology One Factor In Field Crop Yield Trends COLUMBUS, Ohio – While not a definitive study, one Ohio State University agricultural economist said statistical evidence on linear yield trends suggests that biotechnology could play a role in explaining increased yield trends for corn and soybeans over the past 15 years, even though the increase in yield trend is not large for these two crops. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
09/21/2011 Issues and Opportunities for Shale Gas Production Complex LONDON, Ohio – Farmers and landowners face several complex issues and opportunities relative to mineral rights as Ohio develops natural gas production from Marcellus and Utica shale, advised experts from the Ohio State University speaking at Farm Science Review 2011. Andy Vance Doug Southgate, Allen Klaiber, Mike Lloyd
08/11/2011 Favorable midseason weather conditions mean near-trendline yield still possible COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Late planting conditions coupled with high heat and below-average rainfall throughout June and early July could have spelled disaster for Ohio’s corn crop this year. A reversal of meteorological fortunes during critical phases of the growing season, however, means a near-trendline yield is still possible, according to Ohio State University experts. Andy Vance Peter Thomison, Harold Watters
11/04/2011 Unusual Growing Season Could Lead to Unusual Aphid Cycle WOOSTER, Ohio – While farmers across the Eastern Corn Belt persist in harvesting a late soybean crop, Ohio State University Extension experts are working to determine how the soybean aphid might affect the 2012 crop. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
12/18/2011 Ohio Corn and Soybean Performance Trial Results Now Available COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers with Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have released results of the 2011 Corn Performance Test and 2011 Soybean Performance Trials. Andy Vance
06/30/2011 Markets Watching Tight Supplies, Question Demand Strength COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Volatility has been used to describe the grain markets with increasing frequency in recent years, and an Ohio State University agricultural economist expects the trend to continue throughout 2011. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
09/21/2011 ‘Fueling the Cure’ Yields $101,000 Joint Food, Cancer Research Endowment LONDON, Ohio – The philanthropic efforts of five agricultural cooperatives spawned a unique joint endowment between the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center with a donation of over $101,000 Tuesday (9/20) at Ohio State’s Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Bobby Moser, Steven Clinton
08/11/2011 Markets Remain Tight As USDA Trims Corn, Soybean Production COLUMBUS, Ohio – An already tight grain and oilseed market got even tighter Thursday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its August crop production and supply and demand estimates. Andy Vance Matthew C. Roberts
11/02/2011 Nutrient Management Key to Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus in Lake Erie COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers successfully reduced total phosphorus going into Lake Erie over the past 50 years, but must reevaluate nutrient management practices to manage dissolved phosphorus in the lake, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Greg LaBarge
06/30/2011 Wet Spring Stresses Pastures and Forages, Changes Grazing Plans COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rain kept farmers from planting corn and soybeans for several weeks, but the relatively unprecedented precipitation this spring had another significant consequence: pasture and forage stress. Andy Vance John Grimes
07/26/2011 EPDs Help Cattlemen Make Better Genetic Improvement Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Better data yields better decision-making in genetic selection, according to Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator John Grimes. A new EPD from the American Angus Association and improvements in DNA technologies mean even better data for beef producers. Andy Vance John F. Grimes
10/06/2011 Northern Corn Leaf Blight Becoming ‘Concerning’ Disease Issue WOOSTER, Ohio – The continued incidence of northern corn leaf blight in Ohio fields is increasingly concerning to plant pathologists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
11/02/2011 Livestock Producers Encouraged to Attend Heart of America Grazing Conference MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Livestock farmers from across the Corn Belt are invited and encouraged to attend the 11th annual Heart of America Grazing Conference in Mt. Vernon, Ill., Jan. 25-26, 2012. Andy Vance Jeff McCutcheon
07/01/2011 Tough Year for Wheat Production, Yields Highly Varied WOOSTER, Ohio -- The significance of Ohio's extremely wet spring is well documented in terms of corn and soybean production, but wheat fields also suffered considerably from the abundant precipitation. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
07/26/2011 Corn and Soybeans Trading Weather Now Until August Reports COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Market volatility is a regular feature of the grain and oilseed market this growing season according to one Ohio State agricultural economist, and will remain so until at least the next USDA production reports due in mid-August. Andy Vance Matthew C. Roberts
10/04/2011 Optimal Window for Planting Wheat Tightening WOOSTER, Ohio – As corn and soybean harvest extends into the later weeks of harvest, the optimal window for planting winter wheat in the Eastern Corn Belt is rapidly closing according to Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
10/04/2011 Late, Wet Harvest Conditions Cause Concerns Over Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio – The combination of a late harvest and wet weather could mean optimal conditions for development of corn ear molds, according to Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
08/16/2011 Learn the Latest in Biofuel Crop Production at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Biofuels production is an important part of agriculture across the Corn Belt, and farmers can learn about the continuing evolutions in biofuels crop production at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22. Andy Vance Harold Watters
09/27/2011 Late-planted Corn Could Lead to Additional Drying Costs at Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a season marked by significant precipitation prior to planting and recent rains leading into harvest, farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt might expect corn coming out of the field at a higher moisture content than usual. Higher moisture corn could lead to higher energy costs for farmers this fall, according to Ohio State University Extension Production Business Management Leader Barry Ward. Andy Vance Barry Ward
09/27/2011 Agricultural Exports Add Significant Value to Ohio Farmers’ Revenue COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amid a visit to Ohio by a Taiwan soybean and corn delegation to sign letters of intent to purchase corn and soybeans, Ohio State University agricultural economist Ian Sheldon said the export of agricultural products adds significantly to farm revenues. Andy Vance Ian Sheldon
07/19/2011 Late planting means weed control is both easier, more challenging Ohio crop growers faced numerous challenges planting corn and soybeans this spring, and with the crop progressing through mid-July, they now face an interesting weed control scenario, as well. Andy Vance Mark Loux
12/01/2011 Genetic Improvement Propels Corn Yield Past Weather Woes COLUMBUS, Ohio – Weather conditions at planting and harvest worked to stymie farmers in 2011. Despite frustrating meteorological developments, Ohio State University experts say continuous improvements in corn genetics and traits allowed producers to record impressive yields this year. Andy Vance Peter Thomison, Matt Sullivan
07/19/2011 Hot, dry season putting damper on corn yield potential Late-planted Ohio corn may show signs of heat stress and reduced yield potential as extremely hot, dry days plague the state this week, said Ohio State Extension corn scientist Peter Thomison. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
12/01/2011 Corn Harvest Winding Down, Yields Better Than Expected COLUMBUS, Ohio – As farmers near completion of the 2011 harvest, Ohio State University corn extension specialist Peter Thomison said that despite major weather challenges at planting and harvest, yields were largely better than expected across much of Ohio. Andy Vance Peter Thomison

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