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Agronomy and Farm Management
22 minutes | 3 days ago
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 where soil health tests were pulled and analyzed from farms around the state. Grant funding has enabled him to expand this research in 2021 by covering the cost of these samples so reach out if you would like to participate! Visit http://soilhealth.osu.edu for more information and resources. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
21 minutes | 17 days ago
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 are rural sociologists in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. For more information on the Ohio Farm Poll, including details on results, please visit: kx.osu.edu/search/Ohio%20Farm%20Poll/all Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
20 minutes | a month ago
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 us as we hit a variety of cover crops and what they look like in April after the 2021 winter. To see the cover crops, visit youtube.com/c/OSUAgronomicCrops under the Cover Crops playlist. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
13 minutes | 2 months ago
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 around grain handling scenarios. Visit standup4grainsafety.org for education and resources. Also check out Lisa Pfeifer’s latest article at: agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-07/turning-national-focus-grain-safety. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
21 minutes | 2 months ago
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 out what the best option is for their farms. Remember to complete the required dicamba training if you plan to use one of these products. Visit pest.osu.edu for a list of training options. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
18 minutes | 2 months ago
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 channels. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
23 minutes | 3 months ago
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, soil health sampling, and soil moisture sensors under irrigation. You can view the eFields report at go.osu.edu/efields or request a hardcopy from Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view webinar recordings of several reports at go.osu.edu/2020efields. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
26 minutes | 3 months ago
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 said, “You don’t know, on the tape measure of life, where you’re at.” We cover succession goals to preparing the next generation and little bit in between but cannot do it all in 20 minutes. Register for the Farm Succession webinar series for an in-depth workshop to learn more strategies and tools. visit go.osu.edu/farmsuccession. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
20 minutes | 4 months ago
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 tips and what to keep our eye on as we head into planting season. Questions for Andrea can be directed to email@example.com or 937-419-7149. To view the upcoming Outlook Meetings, visit: agnr.osu.edu/programming/farm-office. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey
24 minutes | 5 months ago
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 in a two-part series. The previous episode covered nitrogen recommendations. Find the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations online at extensionpubs.osu.edu/crops. Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at go.osu.edu/afmsurvey.
23 minutes | 6 months 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 | 6 months 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 | 7 months 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 | 7 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 9 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 | 9 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 | 10 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.
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