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Agronomy and Farm Management

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

Stay on top of what is happening in the field and the farm office as Amanda Douridas and Elizabeth Hawkins interview experts in agronomy and farm management. Hosted by The Ohio State University Extension, this podcast takes a bi-monthly dive into specific issues that impact agriculture, such as: weather, land value, policies, commodity outlooks, and more. For more information on agronomy and farm management visit agcrops.osu.edu and u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager.

Latest Episode

Episode 134 – Winter Wheat Tips

Temperature ups and downs over the winter have us wondering what impact it will have on potential wheat yield. Dr. Laura Lindsey, Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, walks us through getting wheat off to a good start, evaluating it in the spring and how much correlation that has with yield. She also shares the latest […]

February 14 • 16m 28s

Episodes

Episode 134 – Winter Wheat Tips cover art

Episode 134 – Winter Wheat Tips

Temperature ups and downs over the winter have us wondering what impact it will have on potential wheat yield. Dr. Laura Lindsey, Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, walks us through getting wheat off to a good start, evaluating it in the spring and how much correlation that has with yield. She also shares the latest […]

February 14 • 16m 28s
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Episode 133 – Direct Marketing from an 8th Generation Family-Owned Farm

Dirk Dempsey is the Agriculture and Natural Resources OSU Extension Educator for Pike County. Dirk is also the 8th generation in his family to tend to the land on their family-owned farm in Jackson County. In this episode, Dirk talks about joys of being involved in his family operation, their experiences, and the keys to […]

January 31 • 34m 21s
Episode 132 – 2023 eFields cover art

Episode 132 – 2023 eFields

Our topic for this podcast is on-farm research and the 2023 eFields report. The eFields program is OSU Extension’s on-farm research network. Ohio farmers are encouraged to learn with us by partnering to conduct trials and share data through the annual report. Elizabeth give us a summary of the 2023 report and we talk with […]

January 17 • 23m 26s
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Episode 131 – Insurance Options for Livestock Producers

Cody McCann and Cody Lovercamp both work for the USDA Risk Management Agency where they oversee the policy language for the livestock policies and the underwriting standards branch. McCann and Lovercamp discuss topics like, what is Livestock Risk Protection? How does it work?  When can you, as a producer, receive these options. To learn more […]

January 3 • 24m 24s
Episode 130 – How do I make sense of all these records? cover art

Episode 130 – How do I make sense of all these records?

Clint Schroeder is the manager for the Ohio Farm Business Analysis and Benchmarking program for OSU Extension.  He works one-on-one with Ohio farmers to evaluate their farm business. Participating operations will get financial ratios and benchmarking reports as well as enterprise analysis if they participate in that portion. Clint explains how to get in touch […]

December 6 • 20m 23s
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Episode 129 – Farming the first Thanksgiving

With this episode releasing right before Thanksgiving, we wanted to celebrate by diving into how the food eaten during the first thanksgiving over 400 years ago came to be. While farming was simpler in a lot of ways, it is intriguing to consider what the pilgrims were up against trying to survive in a new […]

November 22 • 13m 57s
Episode 128 – What’s in Your Farmland Lease?  cover art

Episode 128 – What’s in Your Farmland Lease? 

All across Ohio, farmland is leased for crop production, livestock grazing, hunting, etc.  Is your lease in writing? If not, it’s likely not enforceable.  Peggy Hall, J.D., Director of The Ohio State University Extension Ag Law Program shares elements of a farmland lease that keep it simple and functional.  How is hunting permission and hunting […]

November 8 • 26m 51s
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Episode 127 – Corn Drydown In-field

Many areas are struggling with higher corn moisture levels than normal at harvest. While it may be tempting to leave corn standing to gain more natural drying, Elizabeth and Amanda will share why that is a high risk, low return venture. Check out the U2U GDD Tool and make use of it next year: https://mygeohub.org/groups/u2u/purdue_gdd. […]

October 25 • 21m 57s
Episode 126 – Grain Market Situation During Fall Harvest 2023 cover art

Episode 126 – Grain Market Situation During Fall Harvest 2023

Old Crop and New Crop markets always meet at the next harvest.  Being three weeks into Ohio’s Fall harvest, what’s the market situation?  Dr. Lee updates us on supply/demand, bullish/bearish market expectations, Mississippi River water levels and barge rates, war in Ukraine, and current situation in Israel.  Four strategies for farm financial viability for lower […]

October 11 • 28m 57s
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Episode 125 – 2023 Harvest Weather Outlook

The weather this past summer took the old adage “Don’t like the weather in Ohio, just wait” to a whole new level. The mild temperatures were certainly enjoyable but did not help progress crop development. We reflect on how the summer weather played out and take a look at what farmers can expect over the […]

September 27 • 19m 6s
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Episode 124 – Farm Science Review 2023

The 2023 Farm Science Review runs September 19-21 and your hosts have broken down all the opportunities you have to engage with OSU Extension on agronomy and farm management topics. Whether it is walking through the plots, listening in on an expert talk or watching new equipment run in the demos, there is a wealth […]

September 13 • 16m 2s
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Episode 123 – Tar Spot

If you grow or scout corn in Ohio, you have probably heard rumblings of a new disease called Tar Spot. Pictures from neighboring states to the north and west show bleak images of entire corn fields dead before their time. While researchers are still assessing the threat potential for tar spot in Ohio, it has […]

August 30 • 17m 51s
Episode 122 – Why Sell Timber? cover art

Episode 122 – Why Sell Timber?

Woodland management goes hand in hand with farm management. On this episode we talk to Dave Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist with Ohio State University Extension, to discuss the question “Why sell Timber?” Dave will discuss the importance of knowing your objectives, the type of trees you possess, and who to contact before making any timber […]

August 16 • 26m 32s
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Episode 121 – Corn and Soybean Diseases

Mid to late summer attentions quickly turn to fungicide applications and talk of what needs sprayed for that particular year. This year is no exception with the varying weather conditions that seem to appeal to each and every disease. Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora and Jason Hartschuh talk about which diseases in corn and soybeans we should […]

August 2 • 28m
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Episode 120 – Let’s Talk About Death!

Join us as we talk about Farm Legacy with David Marrison, Farm Management Specialist with Ohio State University Extension. One of David’s passions is helping families plan for the future of their farming operation. Listen in to learn the basics on Farm legacy and where you can learn more! Visit go.osu.edu/farmsuccesion for more information.

July 19 • 32m 4s
Episode 119 – Delayed Growth Stages: What does it mean for crop yield? cover art

Episode 119 – Delayed Growth Stages: What does it mean for crop yield?

Some of the corn and soybeans across Ohio are upwards of two growth stages behind due to early drought conditions followed by cool weather. What does this mean for the rest of the season and ultimately crop yield? Jonah Johnson, CCA with PCT Sunrise attempts to answers those questions based on his agronomy knowledge and […]

July 5 • 22m 2s
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Episode 118 – Farm Insurance Policies – “I think I’m covered if that happens”

We have an exciting announcement today! Listen in to find out what it is. Farms are subject to more risks than ever before. Liability exposure of driving equipment on roadways or the potential of property loss due to a barn roof collapse, every farm has multiple sources of risk.  Robert Moore joins Bruce and Josh […]

June 23 • 32m 9s
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Episode 117 – Drought Begets Drought

We would rather not have this title for our summer weather outlook but, of all the advances we’ve made in agriculture, controlling the weather is not one of them. Dr. Aaron Wilson joins us to look at what happened this past spring as we moved away from a La Nina. He also provides an outlook […]

June 7 • 21m 54s
Episode 116 – Planting Green Impacts on Weed Management cover art

Episode 116 – Planting Green Impacts on Weed Management

Cover crops impact cropping systems in more ways than improving soil structure. Dr. Alyssa Essman, soon to be Assistant Professor with Horticulture and Crop Sciences specializing in weed science, continues to expand research on cover crops as they pertain to weed management. She discusses results from a recent project that looked at termination timing of […]

May 24 • 24m 43s
Episode 115 – Insect and Disease Pressure in Cool Soils cover art

Episode 115 – Insect and Disease Pressure in Cool Soils

Planting conditions were really good in early April which led to a significant amount of corn and soybeans planted early this year. With the turn to cold, wet conditions, much of that seed has sat without emerging for 2-3 weeks. What impact will that have on insect and disease pressure? How might it affect replant […]

May 10 • 22m 34s
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Episode 114 – Battle for the Belt

Our corn and soybean agronomy specialists at Ohio State are facing off in the field to determine which crop should be planted first. Dr. Osler Ortez and Dr. Laura Lindsey will battle it out over the next couple years planting corn and soybeans early, mid and late season to determine which crop should be a […]

March 30 • 18m 37s
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Episode 113 – 2022 eFields Report

The 2022 eFields On-Farm Research Report was released earlier this year. In this episode we share advice on how to conduct research on your farm and dive into some of the research results from the 2022 growing season. John Barker, Knox County, and James Morris, Highland County, join us to share results. To view the […]

March 15 • 22m 3s
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Episode 112 – Weather Outlook Spring 2023

After a bit of a break, we’re back as Dr. Aaron Wilson joins us for our quarterly weather update. We look back on the warmer winter and what that means for agriculture. We also discuss what spring weather patterns look like and how that may affect planting. Catch the last of the Climate & … Webinar […]

March 1 • 23m 36s
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Episode 111 – Weather Outlook Winter 22-23

Dr. Aaron Wilson joins us for our quarterly weather update. We look back on the interesting fall, discuss the upcoming winter storm arriving just in time for Christmas and take a pretty wild guess at what planting season may look like for 2023. Catch the Climate & … Webinar series here: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/climate-webinar-series.

December 21 • 18m 41s
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Episode 110 – Farm Management Field Specialists

We are excited to have 3 new positions working as Field Specialists in Farm Management under the Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute recently created at The Ohio State University. Bruce Clevenger, David Marrison and Eric Richer all transferred from county educator positions into a role that will greatly improve OSU Extension’s ability to serve […]

November 23 • 18m 58s
Episode 109 – Soil Sampling in Dry Weather cover art

Episode 109 – Soil Sampling in Dry Weather

Many farmers chose to soil sample to save on inputs, increase yields and reduce environmental impacts. Given the unusually dry weather this fall, some are wondering what impact this may have on soil test results. Greg Labarge, Field Specialist in Agronomic Systems, shares what impact dry weather has on our sample results. He provides tips […]

November 9 • 19m 4s
Episode 108 – Meet Stephanie! cover art

Episode 108 – Meet Stephanie!

Dr. Stephanie Karhoff was recently hired as one of the Agronomic Systems Field Specialist for OSU Extension. She has a strong background in agronomy and shares with us where her programming and research interests lie. We are excited to have her onboard. Dr. Karhoff can be reached at karhoff.41@osu.edu or 419-796-0055.

October 26 • 11m 12s
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Episode 107 – 2022 Fall Weather Update

Hopefully harvest is well underway and crops are drying down but we know that is not the case everywhere. This fall has presented a unique situation with dry but cool weather. What does that mean for the rest of harvest and into winter? Dr. Aaron Wilson, Extension Field Specialist in Ag Weather and Climate, joins […]

October 12 • 19m 34s
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Episode 106: 60th Annual Farm Science Review

We hope you join us at the 60th annual Farm Science Review, September 20-22 in London, Ohio. As always, there is a lot to see and learn. In this episode we talk with Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review Manager, Nate Douridas, Molly Caren Ag Center Farm Manager, and David Marrison, Extension Educator in Coshocton County […]

September 14 • 22m 56s
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Episode 105 – Grain Market Update

Several unprecedented events have impacted grain markets over the past several months making it hard to know where prices may go. Andrea Flowers with Cargill in Dayton, Ohio discusses factors affecting the grain markets today. We talk about what is driving demand and where will prices go over the next few months. Andrea shares some […]

August 31 • 20m 17s
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Episode 104 – Wheat Management

Wheat prices have cooled since their mid-May high but profitability still remains. Dr. Laura Lindsey, soybean and small grains agronomist at The Ohio State University, fills us in on proper wheat management from fall planting through harvest. We discuss planting timing and population, stand evaluation, nitrogen recommendations and other helpful advice for a successful crop. […]

August 17 • 18m 9s
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Episode 103 – Ag Law Update

We touch base with Peggy Kirk Hall to see what the legislature has been up to. Topics include tax benefits for landowners renting to new farmers, farmland preservation cases, the statutory lease termination bill and more. For more frequent ag law updates, subscribe to the Ag Law Blog. You can also search past topics and […]

August 3 • 30m 1s
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Episode 102 – Drone Spraying 101

Many farmers are curious about drone spraying. The idea of reducing trips across the field, applying to later growth stages or targeted applications are just a few advantages it may bring to a farm operations. Dr. John Fulton and Alan Leininger join us to discuss what it takes to operate a spray drone. We get […]

July 20 • 24m 37s
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Episode 101 – Tar Spot and Other Corn Diseases

Tar spot has been found in Western Indiana. After an unprecedented outbreak in NW Ohio last year, many farmers are wondering what to expect this year, and what can be done to protect their crop. Dr. Pierce Paul, Plant Pathologist for Corn and Small Grains at OSU, shares what we know about tar spot and […]

July 6 • 22m 29s
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Episode 100 – A look back and forward

We can’t hardly believe we’ve made it to our 100th episode. When we started this podcast, we were not sure where it would lead but we have certainly enjoyed learning about the myriad of topics we covered along with all of our listeners. We thank you immensely for tuning into each new episode.   Thinking […]

June 22 • 26m 6s
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Episode 99 – Automation in Agriculture

Just a few short years ago, driverless tractors made their debut at farm shows and in a few fields around the country. Technology continues to progress making unmanned fleets across farms closer to reality each year. Dr. Scott Shearer, chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at OSU, shares his thoughts on […]

June 8 • 21m 53s
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Episode 98 – 2022 Growing Season Weather Outlook

We are a couple of months closer to the grain making part of the growing season than when we heard from Dr. Aaron Wilson last (Episode 93). He provides an update on what weather we are likely to expect this growing season. The west is still facing down a historic drought. What does that mean […]

May 25 • 23m 3s
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Episode 97 – Dealing with Farm Stress

Stress from an agriculturally related field is intense, especially when Mother Nature plays such a large role. It can feel overwhelming and out of control. We have learned a lot about stress and mental health over the past few years and we continue to work towards breaking down barriers and the stigma associated with getting […]

May 11 • 21m 17s
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Episode 96 – Do you need sulfur?

Many farmers across Ohio are adding sulfur to their nutrient bill. Research results here in Ohio haven’t revealed a strong need but deficiency symptoms and yield bumps with application do occur on occasion. So how should you approach sulfur on your farm? Elizabeth and Amanda dive into the research and share some pointers to help […]

April 27 • 18m 7s
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Episode 95 – BMPs of Weed Control

Dr. Mark Loux updates us on herbicide availability before getting into some specific BMPs for our most difficult weeds: Marestail, Waterhemp, Giant and Common Ragweed and a few others that have made a stronghold in some fields. The webinar on metabolic resistance, and many others, can be found here: https://iwilltakeaction.com/news/inside-weed-management-webinar-series The weed control guide and […]

April 13 • 29m 47s
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Episode 94 – Meet Osler!

Dr. Osler Ortez joined Extension in January as the new state specialist in corn and emerging crops. He is replacing Peter Thomison who retired. Learn about Osler’s background and what crop his family grows back home. He has a lot of great ideas for on-farm research and is eager to work with growers across the […]

March 30 • 21m 20s
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Episode 93 – 2022 Spring Weather Outlook

It’s that time of year again. Dr. Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, joins us to talk current weather conditions and reveal what forecasts are saying for this spring. We discuss how the fall and winter weather stack up historically and just how much the spring weather is resembling […]

March 16 • 19m 51s
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Special Release: How and Why Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is impacting commodities in the U.S.

Ben Brown, State Ag Economics Specialist at the University of Missouri, joins us to discuss several commodities that are being impacted by the conflict in the breadbasket of Europe. Prices are up in several commodities, not all of them in the favor of U.S. farmers. We dive into the ag and ag related commodities most […]

March 4 • 20m 19s
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Episode 92 – Planning for the Future of Your Farm [Part 3]

Peggy Hall and Robert Moore join us again in this episode to talk about transition issues unique to farms and what legal solutions are available. Some topics we touch on are: keeping farmland in the family, farm vs. non-farm heirs, and the differences between a will and a trust. Find more information at farmoffice.osu.edu.

March 2 • 20m 30s
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Episode 91 – Planning for the Future of Your Farm [Part 2]

Many legal tools are available to help farms achieve their transition goals. Identifying those tools and deciding which should be a part of your farm plan is challenging. Peggy Hall and Robert Moore, lawyers with the Agricultural and Resource Law program within OSU Extension, share what legal pieces should be considered and how to choose […]

February 16 • 15m 50s
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Episode 90 – Planning for the Future of Your Farm [Part 1]

Regardless of the size of your farm or the age of operators, we never know when the unexpected may occur. To ensure a farm lasts beyond the current generation, it is crucial that plans be laid. Because of the importance of this issue, we are dedicating three episodes to provide information on different pieces of […]

February 2 • 20m 23s
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Episode 89 – How to approach glyphosate shortages

If you are facing glyphosate shortages or looking to reduce use due to increased costs, Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Weed Specialist, offers advice on how to target applications to the areas of the most need. We talk about the specific weeds where glyphosate has the most activity and what substitutes are available. More resources can […]

January 19 • 19m 53s
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Episode 88 – 2021 eFields Report

It’s hard to believe eFields is in its 5th year! This year, the report covers 46 counties and approximately 150 trials. Three OSU Extension Educators join us to talk about trials from their counties: Taylor Dill, Darke County, Chris Zoller, Tuscarawas County, and Jason Hartschuh, Crawford County. Keep an eye on the CORN Newsletter and […]

January 5 • 19m 11s
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Episode 87 – Grain Market Outlook

Andrea Flowers with Cargill in Dayton, Ohio discusses factors affecting the grain markets today. We talk about what is driving demand and where will prices go over the next few months. Andrea shares some marketing tips and what to keep our eye on as we head into planting season. Questions for Andrea can be directed […]

December 8 • 27m 28s
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Episode 86 – Meet Horacio!

Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora joined Extension last August as the new State Soybean Pathologist. He is replacing Dr. Anne Dorrance who is now the Associate Dean and Director of the Wooster campus. Listen in to learn about Horacio’s background in soybean pathology and where his research interests lie. Be on the lookout for him at winter […]

November 24 • 18m 50s
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Episode 85 – Rising Input Costs

If you have almost fainted after hearing the price of certain fertilizers for next spring, you are not alone. Drastic increases in fertilizer and input costs are yet another outcome of the pandemic. Labor and transportation, among other factors, have driven prices up and left farmers wondering if they can afford to plant next spring. […]

November 10 • 24m 24s
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Episode 84 – Supply Chain Issues in Agriculture

We have heard a lot about the unavailability of everything from new combines down to hydraulic hoses. A lot of you probably have first hand experience in not being able to get what you need. Dr. John Fulton, Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at OSU, joins us to share why […]

October 27 • 23m 29s
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Episode 83 – Senate Bill 52: What does it mean for renewable energy development? – Part 2

In episode 79, we talked to Eric Romich about utility scale solar development. Since then, Senate bill 52 passed granting more decision-making power to local authorities. In part 2, we focus on how SB52 affects decommissioning requirements which is very important to landowners. Eric Romich, Energy Education Field Specialist, and Peggy Kirk-Hall, Director of the […]

October 13 • 16m 8s
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Episode 82 – Senate Bill 52: What does it mean for renewable energy development? – Part 1

In episode 79, we talked to Eric Romich about utility scale solar development. Since then, Senate bill 52 passed granting more decision-making power to local authorities. Prior to its passage, these projects were subject to exemption from local zoning leaving county officials with little say in project location. SB 52 has created some avenues for […]

September 29 • 16m 58s
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Episode 81 – 2021 Farm Science Review: What to do

Elizabeth and Amanda share exciting and educational opportunities available as Farm Science Review returns to a full in-person show! From the latest in on-farm technology down to the smallest acreage farms, everyone is sure to find something to enjoy at the 2021 Farm Science Review. To view online content, please visit fsr.osu.edu or check out […]

September 15 • 13m 36s
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Episode 80 – Fall Weather Update

We always have some variability in weather across the state but most have been pleased with timely rainfalls this growing season. With the hurricane bringing wet weather just as farmers begin to prepare for harvest, tune in to see what Dr. Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, predicts for […]

September 1 • 17m 39s
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Episode 79 – Solar Farms in Ohio

Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension Field Specialist in Energy Development, provides insight into why interest in large scale solar has increased in Ohio in recent years and what landowners should consider before entering into a 30-50 year contract. Energize Ohio homepage: energizeohio.osu.edu/home Farm Energy Resources: go.osu.edu/farmenergy Let us know what you think about the […]

August 18 • 24m 20s
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Episode 78 – Noxious Weed Law

Because of resistance and invasive species, weeds have become harder to control across the landscape. 31 weeds that are the most difficult to control or have harmful characteristics are listed in the Ohio Revised Code as “noxious.” What that means for landowners, park managers and township trustees is what we discuss in this episode. Ohio […]

August 4 • 14m 8s
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Episode 77 – Fungicide Application in Corn

As corn reaches R1 around the state, fungicide application is on everyone’s mind, especially after issues with ear rot in 2020. Jason Hartschuh joins us to discuss when fungicides pay and new technology and research to make applications more effective. For more information on fungicides, view the CORN Live webinar: youtu.be/8eN7qPmbp-A and read articles in […]

July 21 • 21m 1s
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Episode 76 – 2021 Growing Season Weather Outlook

Now that the crops are in the ground, one of the biggest questions on our minds is what will the weather do? Dr. Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, joins us to talk current weather conditions and reveal what forecasts are saying for this growing season. We also talk […]

June 9 • 22m 50s
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Episode 75 – Fungicide Application Decisions for Wheat

With wheat heading across the state, many growers are considering whether they should apply fungicides, especially given the higher market prices. Dr. Pierce Paul shares how the Fusarium Risk Tool can help decision making and what research he is conducting. The Fusarium Risk Tool can be found at wheatscab.psu.edu. Find many articles by Dr. Paul […]

May 26 • 19m 17s
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Episode 74 – Soil Health Testing

Soil health has gained momentum in recent years as understanding of soil has expanded. Along with that, several soil health tests have become available commercially. Dr. Steve Culman, Associate Professor in Soil Fertility with The Ohio State University, explains what soil health is and what these tests can measure. He shares information on recent research […]

May 12 • 21m 41s
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Episode 73 – Ohio Farm Poll

The 2020 Ohio Farm Poll took a pulse of Ohio farmers and revealed some interesting findings. The three major takeaways we discuss with Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith and Dr. Shoshanah Inwood are: 2019 stress test revelations; Impact differences based on farm size and type; and Farm survival’s link to household well-being. Drs. Jackson Smith and Inwood […]

April 28 • 21m 4s
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Episode 72 – Winter Impact on Cover Crops

We have been monitoring different species of cover crops throughout the winter to see how each one breaks down or survives. If you are interested in planting cover crops but concerned about what spring planting conditions may be like, this is the podcast for you. Jason Hartschuh, Crawford County, and Mary Griffith, Madison County, join […]

April 14 • 20m 29s
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Episode 71 – Grain Handling and Safety

It’s Stand Up for Grain Safety Week. Handling grain safely all begins before the grain ever leaves the field. We provide some harvest and storage tips and tools farmers can implement to reduce poor grain quality. We also share some safety practices you can implement on the farm to keep all employees and family safe […]

March 31 • 13m 18s
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Episode 70 – Dicamba Label Update

Dr. Mark Loux, the Ohio State University Extension Weed Specialist, and Peggy Kirk Hall, Ohio State Extension Ag Law Specialist, combine their expertise to dissect the dicamba lawsuit, what led to it and what has happened since. New technologies and a buying shift has changed some reliance on this product as farmers continue to sort […]

March 17 • 21m 8s
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Episode 69 – 2021 Spring Weather Outlook

It’s that time of year again. Dr. Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, joins us to talk current weather conditions and reveal what forecasts are saying for this spring. To view the videos mentioned during this podcast, please visit the Agronomic Crops Team and Ohio State Precision Ag YouTube […]

March 3 • 18m
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Episode 68 – eFields 2020 On-Farm Research Results

The 4th eFields report was released at the beginning of the year sharing research results from the 2020 growing season. Each year OSU Extension continues to add partners and trials. This year the report encompasses 39 counties and 218 on-farm sites. Mary Griffith joins us as we focus in on 3 trails: SmartFirmer seedings rates, […]

February 17 • 23m 13s
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Episode 67 – Farm Succession

Farm transition goes beyond estate planning and is critical whatever your goals for the future of the farm may be. David Marrison, OSU Extension Educator in Coshocton County, gets us started with some questions every farm should consider before planning for the future. Jot them down and call a farm meeting ASAP because, as David […]

February 3 • 25m 31s
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Episode 66 – How High Will They Go? A look at where grain prices are heading

Corn and Soybean prices have been in an upward trend for the past 6 months. We brought Andrea Flowers with Cargill-Dayton on to help us figure out what caused the price increases and where they will go from here. We talk about what we can expect from China and South America. Andrea shares some marketing […]

January 20 • 19m 51s
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Episode 65 – Phosphorus and Potassium Recommendation Changes?

The Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations have been updated and there has been a change in how universities across the Midwest are making P and K recommendations. Listen in as Dr. Steven Culman, Ohio State Soil Fertility Specialist, shares details about these changes and what else we can expect from the updated Tri-State. This is the second […]

December 9 • 23m 38s
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Episode 64 – What Nitrogen Rate Are You Using?

The Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations have been updated and there has been a change in how universities across the Midwest are making nitrogen recommendations. Listen in as Dr. Steven Culman, Ohio State Soil Fertility Specialist, shares details about this change and what else we can expect from the updated Tri-State. This is the first in a […]

November 25 • 22m 32s
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Episode 63 – Fall Harvest Weather and Market Updates

Dr. Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, and Ben Brown, Assistant Professor with the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University provide an outlook into weather and markets. We discuss what we have seen lately and what caused those occurrences and then move into […]

November 11 • 20m 15s
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Episode 62 – Roadway Safety

Dr. Dee Jepsen and Lisa Pfeifer with the OSU Ag Safety Team join us again this week. We are focusing on roadway safety. Listen in for tips to keep you safe when driving farm equipment and UTVs on the road this fall. Visit the team’s website at AgSafety.osu.edu

October 28 • 16m 31s
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Episode 61 – Safety During Harvest

Dr. Dee Jepsen and Lisa Pfeifer with the Ohio State University Agriculture Safety Team join us to talk about safety around the farm as we get busy with harvest. We discuss safety around the shop, the grain bins and fire prevention. For more info on Grain Bin Safety listen in to episode 41 and episode […]

October 14 • 21m 28s
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Episode 60 – Harvest Weather Outlook

Dr. Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, joins us to discuss the weather we experienced across the state during the 2020 growing season and how that is affecting current conditions. He shares what we can expect for the rest of the harvest season and a look into this winter. […]

September 30 • 19m 10s
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Episode 59 – Virtual Farm Science Review

What is a virtual farm show? Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review Manager, joins us to discuss what it means to take a farm show virtual. Of course, nothing can replace 10 combines running side by side in one field, but with the situation we are facing today, the FSR team, exhibitors and the College of […]

September 16 • 18m 50s
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Episode 58 – Combine Harvest Prep

Dr. John Fulton, Professor and Extension Specialist with the FABE Department, provides tips on combine prep from mechanics to digital technology. Why is it important to calibrate your yield monitor and how often should you do it? What other information should I be collecting? Dr. Fulton answers these questions and more in this pre-harvest episode.

September 2 • 19m 50s
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Episode 57 – Cover Crop Champions – Part 2

Jack Sommers and Tim McDaniel, farmers in Champaign County, talk about how they got started using cover crops and what it means for their operation today. We talk about equipment, species used and benefits, including the economics of it. To learn more or attend the Drive it Yourself tour, visit go.osu.edu/CCChampions.

August 19 • 19m 22s
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Episode 56 – Factors Affecting Grain Markets

Ben Brown, Assistant Professor with the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at the Ohio State University discusses current market factors affecting grain prices. We get into purchases to China and how well they are holding up their end of the trade deal. Ethanol is also a big consumer of corn that has been […]

August 5 • 25m 6s
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