Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast

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     Hosted by OSU Extension’s Amanda Douridas and Elizabeth Hawkins

Stay on top of what is happening in the field and the farm office. This podcast takes a bi-monthly dive into specific issues that impact agriculture, such as: weather, land value, policies, commodity outlooks, and more.

New episodes released every other Wednesday

Listen and subscribe at: go.osu.edu/iTunesAFM or go.osu.edu/StitcherAFM

 

Episode 28- Hemp Production, LEBOR, and the Weather Update

June 12, 2019     22 minutes 

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The Ohio State University Ag Law Team made up of Peggy Kirk Hall, Ellen Essman and Evin Bachelor. Listen as they join us for an update on some hot topics hitting agriculture right now. In the first of a 2 part series, we discuss the expectancy of legalizing hemp production for Ohio farmers. Where is congress at in the process and when might it happen? We also go into what has happened with the Lake Erie Bill of Rights since it was passed back in February. Follow the Ag Law Team on their blog and access law resources at farmoffice.osu.edu.

Episode 27- Seedling Disease Control in Soybeans

May 29, 2019     28 minutes 

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Dr. Anne Dorrance, Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology with The Ohio State University, discusses concerns with soybean seedling disease as wet weather continues across Ohio and creates difficult growing conditions. We talk about telling the difference between disease and flooding damage and touch on some other diseases including what might come up later in the season and the increasing presence of Soybean Cyst Nematode.
For more information, visit: u.osu.edu/osusoybeandisease.

Episode 26- Wheat Tips and the Small Grains Initiative

May 15, 2019     21 minutes 

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Dr. Laura Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science with The Ohio State University, provides agronomic advice on growing wheat in Ohio. You can visit her webpage at stepupsoy.osu.edu. The new Small Grains Initiative provides incentives for farmers in the Lake Erie watershed to plant more small grains. Kirk Hines, Chief of the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, discusses details on the initiative along with a couple of other programs. The article by Glen Arnold on topdressing wheat can be found at: agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-05/topdressing-wheat-liquid-swine-manure.

Episode 25- Nitrogen Applications after Flooded Corn

May 1, 2019     28 minutes 

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Dr. Alex Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science with The Ohio State University, has been studying the effects of different weather conditions on corn. With recent weather conditions, one major concern addresses is corn survival after flooded conditions. Alex shares results from two years and multiple sites where nitrogen was applied to corn after it was flooded for different lengths of time and how it recovered. He also talks about studies simulating hail and lodging damage. Look for more information in coming articles in the CORN Newsletter.

Episode 24- Farm Bill Update

April 17, 2019     39 minutes 

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Sam Custer, OSU Extension Educator in Darke County, and Ben Brown, Program Manager in the OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics talk about the Tri-State Farm Bill Summit held April 11, 2019. Custer and Brown also discuss the details and changes made from the 2014 Farm Bill. You can view a recording of the summit online at: https://www.ocj.com/2019/04/live-farm-bill-summit-from-versailles-april-11-2019

Episode 23- 2019 Weather Outlook

April 3, 2019     23 minutes

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Weather has a huge impact on farming each year. Changing weather patterns have become a challenge to manage. Aaron Wilson, Researcher at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Extension, weighs in on what we saw this winter and how the weather is expected to play out during the growing season. We also discuss long term weather patterns and what it means for the future of agriculture in Ohio. Check out the weekly climate assessment and the Field Application Resource Monitor.

Episode 22- Farm Business Analysis

March 20, 2019     37 minutes

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Dianne Shoemaker and Clint Schroeder discuss the Farm Business Analysis program. With the program, they analyze every aspect of your farm. The benchmarking component allows farms to see how they stack up against similar farms across Ohio. Learn more or reach out at farmprofitability.osu.edu

Episode 21- Are your crops nutrient deficient?

March 6, 2019     33 minutes

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Dr. Robert Mullen with Nutrien discusses the ins and outs of sulfur use in crops and where we are starting to see a need for supplementation. There are also a surprising number of fields deficient in phosphorus around Ohio. Listen in to see where you might be losing crop yield and how to correct deficiencies.

Episode 20- Can a Lake Have Rights?

February 20, 2019     38 minutes

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Attorneys Peggy Kirk Hall and Evin Bachelor with the OSU Extension Agricultural and Resource Law Program discuss the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, the lawsuit on Lake Erie’s impaired water status along with the noxious weeds law and drainage laws. For access to their law bulletins and blog, visit farmoffice.osu.edu.

Episode 19- Getting Rid of Farm Stress

February 6, 2019     19 minutes

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Farming is one of the most stressful occupations. There is a lot of pressure with fluctuating prices, working with family and managing a business. This topic has gained a lot of attention over the past year and rightly so. In this recording from the Ask an Expert session at Farm Science Review David Marrison and Kathy Goins, OSU Extension Educators, discuss how to recognize the signs of stress and provide tips on how to reduce stress.

Episode 18- Crop Sensors for Nitrogen Management

January 23, 2019     31 minutes

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We caught up with Dr. Joe Luck from the University of Nebraska as he was visiting Ohio for Precision University. He talks about Project SENSE in-which his team worked with farmers around Nebraska evaluating crop canopy sensors for in-season nitrogen management. He explains different vegetative indices used, how applications are made in real-time and the economics of the equipment. You can view is Precision University presentation at digitalag.osu.edu/precision-ag/research-focuses/precision-crop-management and visit the Project SENSE webpage here: cropwatch.unl.edu/projectsense.

Episode 17- 2018 eFields Release

January 9, 2019     31 minutes

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The 2018 eFields Research Report was release today and includes 95 on-farm trials from around the state. Amanda and Elizabeth talk about the new additions to the report this year and interview Chris Zoller, Extension Educator in Tuscarawas County, Eric Richer, Extension Educator in Fulton County and Scott Conrad with Conrad Farms in Fulton County. They share why they participated in on-farm trials and what interesting results were uncovered. The report can be found at http://go.osu.edu/efields. You can register for the regional meetings at his link as well. The economic calculator is linked at http://go.osu.edu/econcalculator.

Episode 16- Developing Good Leases

December 26, 2018     23 minutes

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This recording from Ask the Expert during Farm Science Reviews features a conversation between Dr. Michael Langemeier from Purdue University and David Marrison, OSU Extension Educator. They focus on creating a good farmland lease. Building a good relationship with landowners is very important and communication is the key. Leasing information and example leases can be found at farmoffice.osu.edu and aglease101.org

Episode 15- Grain Storage Tips

December 12, 2018     21 minutes

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Kevin Berger from Centerra Co-op joins us as we talk about harvest progress in NE Ohio. We focus in on how to successfully store grain, especially in a year like 2018 where soybean moisture is higher than usual. We also share some upcoming events. Find out more at http://go.osu.edu/grainplan and http://go.osu.edu/precisionu. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter at @AFMPodcast.

Episode 14- Farm Bill, Acreage and Market Predictions 

November 28, 2018     43 minutes

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Ben Brown joins us again for a policy and market update. We talk a little bit about how likely it is for congress to pass a farm bill by the end of the year and how the mid-terms will affect the progress and content. The majority of the episode is focused on predicted planted acres of corn and soybeans for 2019, current corn use and effects it will have on markets and what role South America may play in the markets. 2019 Outlook meeting dates can be found at u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager and Precision University registration is available at: go.osu.edu/precisionu.

Episode 13- Preventing Data Horror Stories 

October 31, 2018     28 minutes

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Data gathered in the field has great value and is often irreplaceable if lost or damaged. Dr. John Fulton, Precision Ag Specialist with Ohio State, joins us to provide advice on how to handle data to prevent loss. We also talk about data ownership, what data is actually being collected, how to create usable data and where to start for those not currently collecting a lot of information. You can follow the Precision Ag Team on Twitter and Facebook by searching @OhioStatePA. Visit the team’s website at www.ohiostateprecisionag.com. For more information on Ag Data Transparency, visit: www.agdatatransparent.com.

Episode 12 Bonus- Trade Deficits

October 23, 2018     9 minutes

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During our interview with Dr. Ian Sheldon, he went into a great description of why the trade war won’t fix the trade deficit. We did not have time for it in our regular podcast but wanted to share it with you none the less so here is a short bonus episode on trade deficits.

Episode 12- Trade Deals and Tariffs 

October 17, 2018     38 minutes

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Trade and tariffs continue to be a big topic of interest in agriculture. We have a new trade deal to replace NAFTA, but the trade war with China continues. In Episode 12, we talk with Dr. Ian Sheldon from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics about the impacts of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement to agriculture. We also discuss how the trade war with China is influencing our markets and ultimately, farm income. Dr. Sheldon explains what he sees as the potential long term impacts if a resolution drags out. To keep up to date on trade and tariff news go to aede.osu.edu/research/osu-farm-management. You can also check out: www.farmdoc.illinois.edu or ageconomists.com.

Episode 11- Harvest 18 is Underway in Ohio

October 3, 2018     28 minutes

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Harvest kicked off a few weeks ago in Ohio, listen to Episode 11 of the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast to learn how it’s going so far. We talk with two farmers from Clinton County, Ohio, Neal Bond and Michael Beam. They share their harvest progress and crop conditions, as well as what they are learning from their on-farm research trials. Elizabeth shares the harvest progress report from the USDA and Amanda provides some reminders as you plan your fall fertilizer applications. Aaron Wilson gives us the weather outlook for the harvest season. To follow along with harvest activities on social media, check out #harvest18 and #eFields. A list of requirements for fertilizer records can be found at https://nutrienteducation.osu.edu/recordkeeping and the FARM website is at https://farm.bpcrc.osu.edu/.

Episode 10- Visiting Farm Science Review 

September 16, 2018     32 minutes

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If you will be joining us at Farm Science Review this week, tune into Episode 10 of the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast. We talked to different members of the Extension Farm Science Review planning committee about what is going on this year. Nick Zachrich addresses the expansion of the exhibit area, some new features and exhibits and even some tricks on how to make the commute a little easier. Nate Douridas talks about the crops and field demonstrations. Trey Colley goes into a little more detail on one field demonstration specifically, the Ag Innovations Demonstration which focuses on precision agriculture technology. Mary Griffith shares what attendees can see and learn at the Gwynne Conservation Area and Harold Watters discusses what is featured in the Agronomic Crops Demonstration Plots area. We also discuss a few more educational exhibits, demonstrations and talks where a wealth of information related to all aspects of farming and farm life can be gained. Farm Science Review is unique in the farm show circuit because it is part of a University and able to provide an abundance of educational opportunities for visitors. Download the Farm Science Review app from the App Store or Google Play or visit http://fsr.osu.edu to learn more.

Episode 9- Multi-hybrid Planting 

September 5, 2018     29 minutes

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Have you seen an Ohio State logo in a corn field in years past? Andrew Klopfenstein with the department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University joins us to discuss multi-hybrid planting and how he makes it happen. He talks about why it can be beneficial, what equipment is needed, the management level, bottom line economics and more. Look for the 2018 logo field on Facebook or Twitter @OhioStatePA.

Episode 8- Winter Malting Barley in Ohio 

August 22, 2018     22 minutes

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Winter Malting Barley is gaining interest among Ohio crop producers as local brewers are looking for locally grown barley. Dr. Laura Lindsey, OSU Extension Soybean and Small Grain Specialist, shares results of her 2018 winter malting barley nitrogen and seeding rate trials. We talk about the possibility and potential profitability of incorporating malting barley into cropping systems in Ohio. For more information visit http://stepupsoy.osu.edu and subscribe to the C.O.R.N. newsletter.  

Episode 7- 2018 On-farm Research Update  

August 8, 2018     20 minutes

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Elizabeth Hawkins, Sam Custer and Amanda Douridas with Ohio State University Extension discuss what field trials they are working on with farmers around Ohio and describe eFields, the new way Extension is disseminating on-farm research results to share them in a timelier manner. They share results from past studies and what farmers can expect to see in the 2018 report. To view the 2017 eFields report, visit go.osu.edu/eFields. Interested in participating in on-farm research? Contact your nearest OSU Extension Educator. You can also use the Ohio State Plots PLOTS app to set up replicated research trials.

Episode 6- Late Season Soybean Insects 

July 25, 2018     33 minutes

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We asked Dr. Kelley Tilmon, Field Crop Entomologist and State Extension Specialist, what insects we should look for later in the growing season and when spray applications are warranted. She addresses leaf and pod feeders, how to scout for them, what the thresholds are and some effective control measures. You can find more information on the Agronomic Crops Insects webpage: aginsects.osu.edu/.

Episode 5- Tariff Implications 

July 11, 2018     33 minutes

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Listen in as we interview Ben Brown, Program Manager for Farm Management in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developments Economics at The Ohio State University. Brown offers insight into the effects the tariffs imposed by China are having on grain markets. We talk about the options congress has to aid farmers during this difficult time and what the upside and downside is to each. He also discusses what he believes the WASDE report will reveal.

Episode 4- Disease Update and Management for Corn and Soybeans 

June 27, 2018     33 minutes

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To manage diseases in corn and soybeans, disease type, severity and timing within the season must be taken into consideration to make an economic decision on applying fungicides. We talk with Dr. Pierce Paul, Corn and Small Grains Pathologist and Extension Specialist, and Dr. Anne Dorrance, Soybean Pathologist and Extension Specialist about what they are seeing so far in fields around Ohio. They share management strategies based on years of experience and research to help farmers best control the common diseases found in Ohio. For more information beyond this podcast, find weekly updates in the CORN Newsletter at corn.osu.edu or email them concerns at paul.661@osu.edu and dorrance.1@osu.edu.

Episode 3- Weed Control and Technology

June 13, 2018     32 minutes

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Weeds are the number one pest for most farmers, and as they develop resistance to herbicides, control becomes more of a challenge. Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Weeds Specialist, talks to us about what he is seeing across Ohio this year. He has some helpful strategies for controlling two of the relatively new problematic weeds, Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp. We also discuss the new herbicide resistant weed technologies coming to the market. For more resources, visit u.osu.edu/osuweeds.

Episode 2- The 2018 Farm Bill 

May 30, 2018     44 minutes

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Listen in as we interview Ben Brown, Program Manager for Farm Management in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developments Economics at The Ohio State University. He has been following congress closely as they discuss the 2018 Farm Bill. Brown offers insight into when we might expect to see the Farm Bill pass and what it may include. He also dives a little into the current trade situation for agriculture worldwide.

Episode 1- An Interview with Aaron Wilson

December 16, 2018     19 minutes

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Aaron Wilson discusses the weather outlook for the 2018 growing season. He uses what happened this past winter and spring to make predications on how the summer weather might play out.

Episode 0- Welcome to Agronomy and Farm Management

May 16, 2018     46 seconds

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This podcast takes a bi-monthly dive into specific issues that impact agriculture, such as: weather, land value, policies, commodity outlooks, and more.