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January 7-January 21
  1. High quality, relevant information is key to making the right management decisions for your farm. The eFields program at The Ohio State University was created to provide local information about critical issues for Ohio agriculture. The 2018 eFields Research Report highlighting 95 on-farm, field scale trials conducted in 25 Ohio counties will be released on January 9th. Research topics include nutrient management, precision seeding, crop management, soil compaction management, remote sensing, and data analysis and management.

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    This past fall was particularly tough on livestock producers and commercial manure applicators trying to land apply livestock manure. Weather conditions were warmer and wetter than normal with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) station at South Charleston recording 32 days with measurable rainfall totaling 9.91 inches in November and December. In these same two months the OARDC station at Hoytville recorded 24 days with measurable rainfall totaling 6.04 inches.

  3. In 2018, 63 corn silage hybrids representing 16 commercial brands were evaluated in a joint trial with Michigan State University (MSU). One Ohio location is combined with Michigan's two southern (Zone 1) silage locations. The trials were divided into two maturity groups designated early and full season on the basis of the relative maturity (RM) submitted by the companies with results listed in separate tables.  The Ohio test site was located in our Northwest Region at Hoytville (Wood County).

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    Mercer County OSU Extension will host the 2019 West Central Ohio Weed Science Day.  The program will be held on January 17, 2019, at the Knights of St. John Hall, 8608 St. Rt. 119, Maria Stein, Ohio, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The program will address the current weed situation in area fields along with weed identification and understanding herbicide site of action.  Dr.

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    The annual Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day is scheduled for Friday, January 18th in Founders Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

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    Join OSU Extension at the Bavarian Haus, just outside of Deshler, Ohio on Friday, February 8, 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 for the second annual Northwest Ohio Crops Day.  Find answers to your agronomy questions, obtain private pesticide applicator and fertilizer recertification, and CCA education hours as you prepare for the next growing season. This year we are pleased to have Gary Schnitkey from the University of Illinois to discuss grain storage options.

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    Featured presentations include…

    Grain Commodity Economics

    Corn and soybean prices could not have been more different from the start of 2018 to the end of 2018, as decreasing world stocks and growing demand provided positive outlooks in the first half of the year contrasted with global trade tensions and record U.S. production in the second half of the year. What price range can be expected in 2019 and what does that mean for Ohio producers?

    Farm Bill

  8. Wyandot Agronomy day will be held on January 29th from 9:00 to 3:30 at the Sycamore Community Center, 3498 St Rt 103, Sycamore Ohio 44882. Featured Presentations will include Dr. Pierce Paul presenting on Corn and Wheat Disease and Dr. Aaron Wilson on Todays Weather and Climate. Other presentations by local educators will cover all pesticide categories and fertilizer for recertification credits. The program includes lunch and will cost $50 including recertification credits if you wish to attend and do not need recertification credits the program will only cost $20.

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    The 2019 Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will begin on Tuesday, January 8 at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory.  Each session will start at 7:30 am with a complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8:00 am.  Other sessions will be held on January 22, February 5 and 19.