Due to late planting and wet weather, winter wheat in some areas of the state has not yet emerged. In Ohio, we do not have first-hand experience with this situation. Further west (Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas), there have been reports of winter wheat emerging extremely late due to dry soil conditions. A winter wheat planting date study in Kansas found a 43 to 59% reduction in grain yield when winter wheat was planted in January and February compared to October. This yield reduction was associated with reduced tillering (reduced number of heads) per plant.
How well do you know your farm? Sure, you could probably drive your fields blindfolded and you could name without a doubt the cow that will always come in the parlor last; but what about your farm as a business? If this question made you stop and think, then it’s time to become more familiar with your cost of production and other financial measures that make the rest of your farming operation possible.
A world-renowned scientist will be the keynote speaker on the first day of this year’s Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC) in Ada. Christine Jones, an Australian Soil Ecologist, will be giving the keynote of the annual event with the topic “Building New Topsoil Through the Liquid Carbon Pathway for Long Term Production and Profit.” The annual conference is scheduled for March 5th and 6th at Ohio Northern University. The McIntosh Center and Chapel on campus will once again be the location where about 60 presenters, several agribusiness exhibitors, and approximately
The newly revised Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Forages Field Guide is a compilation of the latest research by Extension specialists from The Ohio State University in partnership with Pennsylvania State University.
The Ohio Agribusiness Association, Ohio’s Livestock Commodity Groups and Nutrient Specialists have planned two meetings for an open discussion on how we balance Ohio’s vast nutrient resources at two meeting next week. Speakers include Mark Fritz, 4R Outreach Coordinator; Dan Anderson, Iowa State University; Tom Menke, Menke Consulting; Glen Arnold, OSU Extension; and Eric Dresbach, WD Farms.
The first of the two programs will be on Monday February 25 at CJ HighMarks - 1211 Irmscher Boulevard, Celina, OH 45822 from - 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Crawford Agronomy night will be held February 26th from 3:30-8:30 at Wayside Chapel Community Center 2341 Kerstetter Rd Bucyrus Ohio 44820. The program will offer both fertilizer and pesticide recertification credits. Besides local agronomy, educators we will also have Mark Loux presenting the latest on weed control and John Fulton presenting on Using Precision Technology into the future.