Fall Slug and Vole Control

By James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services Slugs and voles are becoming major problems on some farms.  One farmer lost 80 acres to slugs, another …

Understanding Genes and the Environment

Farmers can see this relationship when they plant the same seed in different fields with different soil types, and the crop expresses itself differently.

Ohio Field Leader Tips for Soybean Marketing

PFR Practices

“The purpose of the high yield plots is to get outside our comfort zone and try different things, then work backwards with the results to see what can practically be applied to our traditional research.” – Travis Burnett, Becks Field Agronomist

Overwintering Cover Crops & Small Grains

Adding overwintering cover crops and small grains also increases crop and soil diversity to improve soil health.

Field Leader Soybean Performance Plot Trial Highlights for 2018

Ohio State welcomes two new soybean pathologists

Adapted from C.O.R.N 2021-28 Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora and Dr. Mitch Roth. Dr. Lopez-Nicora and Dr. Roth both started as Assistant Professors in the Department of …

Cover Crop Mixes, the more species the better

“My advice to anyone interested in growing cover crops is to take them seriously and plant them with the same attention that you would your corn or soybeans.” – Matt Burkholder, Farmer Advocate for Conservation, Allen County

Scouting for Soybean Aphids

Soybean aphids have always been around Ohio, but it has been a while since we have had many fields with high populations. 

Management is key to a successful conservation farming operation

The more enterprises the farm has, the more important the management becomes.

Hazy days: How does light influence crop?

The levels of light seen in 2021 may still be sufficient if other factors end up being more limiting to yield production.

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