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Agronomy and Farm Management
23 minutes | 8 days ago
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 two-part series. The next episode will focus on phosphorus and potassium recommendations. Find the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations online at go.osu.edu/fert-recs. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey.
20 minutes | 22 days ago
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 what to expect from both weather and the markets through the rest of harvest. To join in the rest of the Outlook Conference, visit go.osu.edu/aedeoutlook
17 minutes | a month ago
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
21 minutes | 2 months ago
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 42 on Grain Storage Management. Visit the team’s website at AgSafety.osu.edu
19 minutes | 2 months ago
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. Join Aaron and Ben Brown at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 for “Harvest Climate and Grain Market Outlook. Register at http://go.osu.edu/2020AgOutlook.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
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 Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences have been working hard to bring you a unique experience. Zachrich shares how you can participate and we outline what all will be available from new products to education to help you succeed.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
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.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
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.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
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 affected by the Coronavirus. Ben shares numbers and estimates and how he sees ethanol number trending for the rest of the year. He also gives a few quick tips on marketing strategy for this fall and winter. Ben recommends resources on farmoffice.osu.edu and the live webinars they have been hosting. He can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 55 - Weather Wive's Tales
Our guest this week, Dr. Aaron Wilson, does a fact check on wives’ tales used to predict the weather. We had several submitted by our listeners. Join us to find out which ones hold water and which ones are just plain wrong! We break them down into the 3 categories used most to predict weather: Critters, Plants and Current Weather. Dr. Wilson ends the podcast with a brief outlook for the remainder of the growing season.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 54 - Cover Crop Champions
Farmers from Logan and Champaign Counties received a National Wildlife Federation Cover Crop Champion grant to spread the word about using cover crops. Linda Vernon and Tim Lyden join us to share why they are so passionate about cover crops. Tim discusses his history in using cover, the challenges he’s faced as well has the benefits seen on his farm. As part of the grant, we will hold farmer round table meetings around Champaign and Logan Counties. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings, please contact Amanda at Douridas.email@example.com for details. Please help us out with grant report by taking our short survey: http://go.osu.edu/NWFsurvey.
23 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 53 - Improving Forages
We have seen a yield decrease in forages this year due to a number of factors. Christine Gelley, The Ohio State University Extension Educator in Noble County, joins us to discuss practices to improve forage production through time management and fertility. You can learn more on the Forage Focus playlist through the OSU South Centers YouTube channel.
20 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 52 - Summer 2020 Weather Update
Dr. Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, joins us to discuss the weather we experienced across the state this past spring and how that is affecting current conditions. We also take a look at what the models are predicting into July and August and even further out into harvest.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 51 - Farmer Interview: Brian Case
Brian Case joins us from Champaign County to talk about his first generation farm. He discusses how he started his first generation farm, the involvement of his family and their future plans and a unique equipment sharing agreement he has with two other farmers in his area. We also discuss raising barley and improving soil quality.
18 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 50 - Farmer Interview: Gene Baumgardner
Gene Baumgardner, a farmer in Fayette and Madison Counties, joins us this week. His partnership with their dairy operation allows him to diversify his crop portfolio and reduce fertilizer costs through manure application. He also shares his experiences serving on the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association board which led him to Morocco and Cyprus.
18 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 49 - Farmer Interview: Geoff Mavis
We continue our farmer interviews with Geoff Mavis. He and his family farm in Fayette County, Ohio. We discuss a number of topics including: farm transition, farmland preservation, on-farm technology and wildlife rehabilitation.
21 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 48 - Farmer Interview: Aaron Overholser
To kick of the 2020 planting season, we interviewed some farmers around Ohio to see what unique and innovative practices they have implemented. Today we introduce you to Aaron Overholser who farms in Darke County. He looks at every acre as an opportunity to learn something new. Aaron farms with his parents and wife and has been very active in conducting on-farm research with OSU Extension.
19 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 47 - Spring 2020 Weather Outlook
Dr. Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, joins us for a look at where we stand going into the 2020 planting season and what we can expect over the next couple of months. Will it be a repeat of 2019?
21 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 46 - Waterhemp Woes - Part 2
Weed specialists Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois, and Dr. Mark Loux, Ohio State University, continue our discussion on waterhemp with chemical and mechanical control recommendations. Illinois farmers have dealt with multi-way resistance in Waterhemp for years. Dr. Hager shares his experience and recommendations as we are start to see extensive issues with this weed make its way into Ohio.
22 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 45 - Waterhemp Woes - Part 1
Weed specialists Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois, and Dr. Mark Loux, Ohio State University, join us to discuss the history of weed resistance across the Midwest and what that means for farmers trying to control weeds with an ever increasing resistance to multiple sites of action. Illinois farmers have dealt with multi-way resistance in Waterhemp for years. Dr. Hager shares his experience and recommendations as we are start to see extensive issues with this weed make its way into Ohio.
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