Welcome to Henry Ag News!

Welcome to Henry Ag News, the new newsletter from your OSU Extension Henry County Agricultural and Natural Resources Educator. The way this newsletter will work is that I will post articles through out the week, and you the subscribers will receive a summary e-mail of each article on Tuesday mornings. Each week I will also include my weekly column “From Across the Field” featured in the Thursday edition of the Northwest Signal.

From Across the Field 9-27-2017

Soybean harvest is in full swing here in Henry County and across most of the Buckeye State as warm, dry weather over the past few weeks have really increased leaf drop and pod dry down rate. I am hearing reports with yields ranging from 35 to 60 bushels per acre, with moisture anywhere from 9 to 13 percent thus far. Once again, keep those yield reports coming, as I am interested in hearing what coming off the fields. Continue reading

Management Implications from the Scientific Journals

by: Brian E. Roe, Van Buren Professor, AED Economics, Ohio State University Leader, Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative

Sometimes good management advice is difficult to parse from cutting edge academic research.  Below I share a few articles I’ve run across from my reading of the journals that might have some ready implications for managers across the state Continue reading

Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2016-17

by: Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management & Director, OSU Income Tax Schools OSU Extension

Ohio cropland values and cash rental rates are projected to decrease in 2017. According to the Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Survey, bare cropland values in western Ohio are expected to decrease from 4.4 to 8.2 percent in 2017 depending on the region and land class. Cash rents are expected to decline from 1.4 percent to 4.2 percent depending on the region and land class. Continue reading

Reduce the Risk of a Combine Fire

Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Previously printed in C.O.R.N. Newsletter

I have seen several photos and even some video clips of harvest 2017 combine fires come across my twitter feed. On our recent CORN newsletter conference call, several Extension Educators mentioned seeing or hearing about combine fires in the past week. Crop residue accumulation near a direct heat source such as the engine or exhaust system, or on and around bearings, belts and chains where heat can be generated, accounts for the majority of combine fires. Continue reading