CONSERVATION TILLAGE CONFERENCE: NEW TOPICS FOR CHANGING AG

by Mark Badertscher

So what is the relationship between healthy soils and healthy water? How can you manage inputs and planting date for high economic corn yields? Which soils should respond to sulfur applications? What are some opportunities and considerations with subsurface placement of nutrients? How can you build soil health and organic matter with cover crops and no-till? How can you use economics in the choice between growing corn and soybeans? What will the revised P index look like? How can you get started in honey bees, barley, or hops production? What are some methods to manage invasive plants around the farm?

These are all questions you might have asked yourself, but have struggled to find an answer. This year’s Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC) has the answers to these questions and many more. The McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University will once again be the location were about 60 presenters, several agribusiness exhibitors, and approximately 900 participants will come together March 6th and 7th in Ada, Ohio. Attend this year’s conference to add value to your operation by learning new ideas and technologies to expand your agronomic crops knowledge.

A general session with well-known author David Montgomery from the University of Washington discussing “From Dirt to Regenerating our Soils” will officially open this year’s conference. Corn University, Nutrient Management, Precision Ag & Digital Technologies, Healthy Soils for Healthy Water, Regenerative Ag, and Healthy Foods from Healthy Soils are the sessions that make up day one.

On the second day, conference participants will be able to choose from Soybean School, Water Quality Research and BMPs, Alternative Crops, Pest Management of the Atypical Pests: Slugs, voles and more, Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Precision Nutrient Management, and Healthy Water. In addition, there will be an EPA required dicamba training on both days of this year’s Conservation Tillage Conference provided for pesticide applicators in attendance. To register for one of these Monsanto-provided dicamba application requirements training events, go to: www.roundupreadyxtend.com/training.

Find out what experts from OSU Extension, OARDC, USDA, and SWCD are learning from the latest research about the timely topics that affect today’s farmers, crop consultants, and agribusiness professionals who are out in the field working together to produce crops in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) credits will be available to those who attend. Visit ctc.osu.edu and make plans to participate in this year’s Conservation Tillage Conference by February 24 to take advantage of early registration rates.

 

2018 Central Ohio Agronomy School – Night #3

Becks Mike Hannewald discusses Creating Management Zones, Hybrid Placement, Multi-Hybrid Results and Hybrid Management at this week’s Agronomy School.

 

 

 

 

 

Mike explains steps in creating zone maps and the accuracy of these zones.

 

The Central Ohio Agronomy School meets every Monday beginning February 5 through March 5 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

 

2018 Central Ohio Agronomy School – Night #3

Precision Plantings Matt Bennett discusses Multi-Genetic Planting at this weeks Agronomy School.

 

Seed selection is one of the most important production decisions we make every year.

 

 

 

The Central Ohio Agronomy School meets every Monday from  February 5 – March 5 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

February 5 – Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp.
Fertilizer Outlook for 2018
The Phosphorus Situation in Ohio
Sulfur – Fact or Fiction
February 12 – Frank Gibbs, USDA NRCS Soil Scientist (Retired)
Building Soil Health – What are the Benefits?
                           -Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Ohio Changing Weather Patterns.
2018 Weather Outlook.
February 19 – Matt Bennett, Precision Planting
Farming by the Foot, not the Field
                             -Mike Hannewald, Beck’s
Multi Hybrid Planting
February 26 – Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension
Weed control update for 2016
Palmer Amaranth – We Have It, How Do We Control It?
Palmer, Waterhemp and Pigweed Identification With Real Plants
March 5 – Peggy Hall, OSU Agricultural Law
Legal Issues Facing Agriculture
                        -Barry Ward, OSU Extension
Farm Economic Outlook for 2018
March 12 – Weather Make Up Date

The Central Ohio Agronomy School meets every Monday from  February 5 – March 5 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

February 5 – Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp.
Fertilizer Outlook for 2018
The Phosphorus Situation in Ohio
Sulfur – Fact or Fiction
February 12 – Frank Gibbs, USDA NRCS Soil Scientist (Retired)
Building Soil Health – What are the Benefits?
                           -Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Ohio Changing Weather Patterns.
2018 Weather Outlook.
February 19 – Matt Bennett, Precision Planting
Farming by the Foot, not the Field
                             -Mike Hannewald, Beck’s
Multi Hybrid Planting
February 26 – Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension
Weed control update for 2016
Palmer Amaranth – We Have It, How Do We Control It?
Palmer, Waterhemp and Pigweed Identification With Real Plants
March 5 – Peggy Hall, OSU Agricultural Law
Legal Issues Facing Agriculture
                        -Barry Ward, OSU Extension
Farm Economic Outlook for 2018
March 12 – Weather Make Up Date

 

The Central Ohio Agronomy School meets every Monday beginning February 5 through March 5 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

The Central Ohio Agronomy School meets every Monday from  February 5 – March 5 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

February 5 – Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp.
Fertilizer Outlook for 2018
The Phosphorus Situation in Ohio
Sulfur – Fact or Fiction
February 12 – Frank Gibbs, USDA NRCS Soil Scientist (Retired)
Building Soil Health – What are the Benefits?
                           -Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Ohio Changing Weather Patterns.
2018 Weather Outlook.
February 19 – Matt Bennett, Precision Planting
Farming by the Foot, not the Field
                             -Mike Hannewald, Beck’s
Multi Hybrid Planting
February 26 – Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension
Weed control update for 2016
Palmer Amaranth – We Have It, How Do We Control It?
Palmer, Waterhemp and Pigweed Identification With Real Plants
March 5 – Peggy Hall, OSU Agricultural Law
Legal Issues Facing Agriculture
                        -Barry Ward, OSU Extension
Farm Economic Outlook for 2018
March 12 – Weather Make Up Date

 

The Central Ohio Agronomy School meets every Monday from  February 5 – March 5 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

February 5 – Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp.
Fertilizer Outlook for 2018
The Phosphorus Situation in Ohio
Sulfur – Fact or Fiction
February 12 – Frank Gibbs, USDA NRCS Soil Scientist (Retired)
Building Soil Health – What are the Benefits?
                           -Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Ohio Changing Weather Patterns.
2018 Weather Outlook.
February 19 – Matt Bennett, Precision Planting
Farming by the Foot, not the Field
                             -Mike Hannewald, Beck’s
Multi Hybrid Planting
February 26 – Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension
Weed control update for 2016
Palmer Amaranth – We Have It, How Do We Control It?
Palmer, Waterhemp and Pigweed Identification With Real Plants
March 5 – Peggy Hall, OSU Agricultural Law
Legal Issues Facing Agriculture
                        -Barry Ward, OSU Extension
Farm Economic Outlook for 2018
March 12 – Weather Make Up Date

The Central Ohio Agronomy School meets every Monday from  February 5 – March 5 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

February 5 – Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp.
Fertilizer Outlook for 2018
The Phosphorus Situation in Ohio
Sulfur – Fact or Fiction
February 12 – Frank Gibbs, USDA NRCS Soil Scientist (Retired)
Building Soil Health – What are the Benefits?
                           -Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Ohio Changing Weather Patterns.
2018 Weather Outlook.
February 19 – Matt Bennett, Precision Planting
Farming by the Foot, not the Field
                             -Mike Hannewald, Beck’s
Multi Hybrid Planting
February 26 – Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension
Weed control update for 2016
Palmer Amaranth – We Have It, How Do We Control It?
Palmer, Waterhemp and Pigweed Identification With Real Plants
March 5 – Peggy Hall, OSU Agricultural Law
Legal Issues Facing Agriculture
                        -Barry Ward, OSU Extension
Farm Economic Outlook for 2018
March 12 – Weather Make Up Date

 

The Central Ohio Agronomy School meets every Monday from  February 5 – March 5 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

February 5 – Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp.
Fertilizer Outlook for 2018
The Phosphorus Situation in Ohio
Sulfur – Fact or Fiction
February 12 – Frank Gibbs, USDA NRCS Soil Scientist (Retired)
Building Soil Health – What are the Benefits?
                           -Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Ohio Changing Weather Patterns.
2018 Weather Outlook.
February 19 – Matt Bennett, Precision Planting
Farming by the Foot, not the Field
                             -Mike Hannewald, Beck’s
Multi Hybrid Planting
February 26 – Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension
Weed control update for 2016
Palmer Amaranth – We Have It, How Do We Control It?
Palmer, Waterhemp and Pigweed Identification With Real Plants
March 5 – Peggy Hall, OSU Agricultural Law
Legal Issues Facing Agriculture
                        -Barry Ward, OSU Extension
Farm Economic Outlook for 2018
March 12 – Weather Make Up Date

eFields Report Now Available

eFields represents an Ohio State University program dedicated to advancing production agriculture through the use of field-scale research. This program utilizes modern technologies and information to conduct on-farm studies with an educational and demonstration component used to help farmers and their advisors understand how new practices and techniques can improve farm efficiency and profitability. The program is also dedicated to delivering timely and relevant, data-driven, actionable information. Current projects are focused on precision nutrient management strategies and technologies to improve efficiency of fertilizer placement, enable on-farm evaluation, automate machine functionality, enhance placement of pesticides and seed, and to develop analytical tools for digital agriculture.

 The results from Knox County Seeding Trials are included on page 86.  The entire report can be downloaded at https://fabe.osu.edu/programs/eFields

Precision University – Nutrient Technology

Nutrient Technology Experts will share info on the latest equipment and technologies to ensure efficient utilization of your nutrients applications.

 

 

Date: January 11th, Time 8:30-3:30

Location: Beck’s Hybrid’s 720 US 40 London 

Registration:  Click here to Register or Contact: Kaylee Port at  port.17@osu.edu

Cost $50.00 RSVP by January 5.

SPEAKERS

Dr. Robert Mullen, Agrium-Potash Corp

Dr. Tony Vyn, Purdue University

Jim Swartz, Beck’s Hybrids

Jamie Bultemeier, A&L Great Lakes Labs

Dr. Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State University

Glen Arnold, Ohio State University

Dave Scheiderer, Integrated Ag Services

 

EQUIPMENT & TECH PANEL:

Dr. Scott Shearer, Ohio State University

Nate Douridas, Molly Caren Farm

Lee Radcliffe, Radcliffe Farms

YIELD DATA QUALITY FOR POST-HARVEST ANALYSES

by: Elizabeth Hawkins, Kaylee Port, John Fulton

As the number of tools and services utilizing precision ag data to aide in decision making continues to increase, the importance of having quality data is also increasing. Most producers understand the importance of yield monitor calibration for generating accurate yield estimates, but there are other errors that can impact both the accuracy and the spatial integrity of yield data. Spatial integrity of yield data becomes very important when being used to generating prescriptions for fertilizer and seeding. Spatial inaccuracies in yield data become a problem when using yield maps to create management zones and subsequent input decisions by zone within a field. Taking the time to evaluate quality and removing erroneous data ensures prescriptions and other maps based off yield data are correct.

When processing yield data this winter, some errors to be mindful of include: header height setting, quick stop-start errors, flow delay setting, and header/ platform width setting. Each of these errors will result in inaccurate yield estimates impacting maps created from yield maps. The following outlines some of the potential errors:

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