• Using Enterprise Budgets Help Determine Which Crop To Grow.

    “Farmers are encouraged to compare and use their own numbers for production costs and price levels as they fill out the budgets.” – Barry Ward, Leader, OSU Farm Business Management

  • Digging into Soil Compaction

    “We can cause compaction in seconds, but it takes decades to repair compaction damage.” – Matthias Settler, Ag. Engineer, Bern University of Applied Sciences

  • Summary of Multi-State State Research on Soybean Row Width, Planting Date, and Plant Population

    “The date of planting has more effect on soybean grain yield than any other production practice.” – Laura Lindsey

  • Manure and Cover Crops

    What should your cover crop accomplish if you are applying fall manure?

  • Cover Crops and Water Quality

    The increase in soil organic matter increases the water infiltration and water holding capacity of the soil. It also allows nutrients and sediment to be better held in place.

  • Mandatory Software Updates for Deere GPS Receivers

    “The 20-2 update is needed for the receivers to decode the new language and track the satellite.” – Scott Gerken, account manager for the Kenn-Feld Group.

  • Growing a crop for a specialty market

    “When farmers consider business agreements to contract the production of I.P. crops, it is important to understand why the buyer is paying a premium for the product they are raising. It helps to understand the risk and better calculate the costs and returns accurately.” – Fred Pond, Pond Seeds, Van Wert, OH

  • Investing Below the Surface, Soil Health

    Delaying cover crop termination or even planting green provides the greatest soil health benefits.

  • Herbicide Resistance in Ohio Waterhemp Populations

    Waterhemp populations across the Midwest continue to develop more complex variations of herbicide resistance. 

Soybean Field

Using Enterprise Budgets Help Determine Which Crop To Grow.

“Farmers are encouraged to compare and use their own numbers for production costs and price levels as they fill out the budgets.” – Barry Ward, Leader, OSU Farm Business Management

Digging into Soil Compaction

“We can cause compaction in seconds, but it takes decades to repair compaction damage.” – Matthias Settler, Ag. Engineer, Bern University of Applied Sciences

Field Leader Soybean Performance Plot Trial Highlights for 2018

Summary of Multi-State State Research on Soybean Row Width, Planting Date, and Plant Population

“The date of planting has more effect on soybean grain yield than any other production practice.” – Laura Lindsey

Manure and Cover Crops

What should your cover crop accomplish if you are applying fall manure?

Cover Crops and Water Quality

The increase in soil organic matter increases the water infiltration and water holding capacity of the soil. It also allows nutrients and sediment to be better held in place.

Mandatory Software Updates for Deere GPS Receivers

“The 20-2 update is needed for the receivers to decode the new language and track the satellite.” – Scott Gerken, account manager for the Kenn-Feld Group.

Soybean pod.

Growing a crop for a specialty market

“When farmers consider business agreements to contract the production of I.P. crops, it is important to understand why the buyer is paying a premium for the product they are raising. It helps to understand the risk and better calculate the costs and returns accurately.” – Fred Pond, Pond Seeds, Van Wert, OH

Investing Below the Surface, Soil Health

Delaying cover crop termination or even planting green provides the greatest soil health benefits.

Herbicide Resistance in Ohio Waterhemp Populations

Waterhemp populations across the Midwest continue to develop more complex variations of herbicide resistance. 

YOUR CHECKOFF HELPS KEEP YOU AT THE CUTTING EDGE

As farming continues to change, it’s more important than ever for growers to stay on top of the latest agronomic research, technology trends and water quality best practices. That’s why the Ohio Soybean Council developed Field Leader, an online resource to give you access to the latest soybean checkoff research and water quality information to enhance your operation.

 

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