Farm income projections hold a bit of good news
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Corn prices are on the rise, while soybean prices are projected to continue to dip this year before recovering a bit in 2020, according to government projections. And this year, national net farm income, which takes into account many commod ...
Farmers need to gear up for more rain
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Weather extremes like those during 2018, much more rain, and heavier downpours are likely to become the norm rather than the exception in Ohio, according to a climate expert with The Ohio State University. As a result, the state's farm ...
Helping farmers know their bottom line
LOUISVILLE, Ohio—In this rural town, a short drive from Canton, Ohio, Mark Thomas had been running a 400-cow dairy farm for years. That, plus row-cropping 2,000 acres, kept him outside, where he wanted to be most days. But the number-crunching side of his ...
OSU Pollinator Summit 2019: Our Threatened Bees
Join bee biologists, conservation experts, educators and citizen scientists for this daylong workshop on bee biology and conservation. Sponsored by the OSU Department of Entomology and Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens. Registration fee includes lun ...
Keeping Phosphorus Out of Waterways
COLUMBUS, Ohio—In a pit about 3 feet underground lies one possible solution to reducing a large amount of the phosphorus draining from some of Ohio’s agricultural fields. At two locations in the state, researchers with The Ohio State University College of ...
2019 Practical Skills for Managing Invasive Pests Workshop
Commercial and backyard growers are invited to join members from the Departments of Entomology and Extension for a workshop that highlights recent reserach results and reviews the latest recommendations for key practices in monitoring, identifying, and ma ...
Consider rotating use of GMO seeds to avoid resistance
COLUMBUS, Ohio—It may be that a certain type of genetically modified corn or soybean seed works well, bringing high yields and sizeable profits. But planted in the same field, year after year, the same seed might not be the right choice, said Curtis Young ...
Showers limiting days for spreading livestock manure
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Rain falls, and that might make some farmers happy, depending on the time of year. Then, a lot of rain falls, off and on, for months, and not only do fields fill up with water, but so do manure ponds and lagoons, and that might make some fa ...
Practical Skills for Managing Invasive Insects Workshop
This workshop was originally scheduled to be held on Ohio State University Campus. It's now changed to a webinar (available free of charge): For anyone interested in participating, please click on the link below to view the webinar. We are aiming to ...
2019 Sheep Shearing School
Back due to popular demand, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association will be offering a spring sheep shearing school scheduled for April 12th and 13th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Dave Cable Farm in Hebron, Ohio. During this two day schooling event, attend ...