Use of Precision Ag Technology Continues to Grow
February 6, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The adoption rate of precision agriculture by Ohio farmers over the past several years has been growing and that trend is expected to continue as prices fall, availability of equipment increases and farmers grow more comf ...
Prepare Now for Soybean Diseases
February 12, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- It's never too early to think about soybean diseases. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said that growers can begin preparing for a ...
Know the Production Risks with Continuous Corn
February 19, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Crop rotation is the key to maximizing yields while reducing potential problems with insect and diseases. However, some Ohio growers are willing to accept the risks of continuous corn production in the hopes of capturing ...
Know Soil Nutrient Needs for Best Continuous Corn Management
February 26, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio – Knowing a soil's nutrient levels increases options for fertility management and can help maintain productivity in a continuous corn operation. Robert Mullen, an Ohio State University Extension soil fertility speciali ...
How to Control Weeds in Continuous Corn
March 1, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Planting continuous corn may promote greater weed control problems, but growers can stave off any serious issues as long as they follow the best management strategies for their situation. "Rotation of crops has historic ...
Stormwater Pollution/Land Erosion Conference to be Held
March 5, 2007 GROVEPORT, Ohio-- Preventing stormwater pollution and controlling land erosion is just one way to protect the environment while promoting conservation practices. Network with professionals addressing such issues at the Central Ohio Stormwate ...
Strip Tillage an Option for No-Till Farmers with Continuous Corn
March 12, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- No-till farmers looking to plant corn after corn this growing season have the option of practicing strip tillage to maintain soil conservation benefits while reducing production issues associated with no-till monoculture cr ...
Options Limited to Rectify Compacted Fields This Spring
March 15, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio corn growers who were unable to perform tillage operations last fall due to record-setting soggy conditions may be facing compaction issues, and depending on spring weather, have limited options to prepare for planting ...
Some Ohio Cornfields May Be at Risk for Stewart's Wilt
March 19, 2007 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Cornfields throughout southern Ohio might be at risk this growing season for Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight-- a corn disease caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. According to the fle ...
Careful Corn Planting Can Reduce Yield Losses
March 22, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Proper planting practices are the first step to overcoming yield limitations the environment can put on a corn crop. Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist, said that impact of compaction, especially ...