Regional Ag Retail Forum September 10th

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 11:39 AM

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and the Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agribusiness associations are holding a policy seminar September 10th in Maumee, Ohio. Topics addressed in the seminar include federal, state and regional legislative and regulatory issues. The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s deputy director, John Schlichter and assistant director, Tim Derickson, will also present on current policy issues. ARA is encouraging members to send employees to the Forum who do not regularly attend the annual ARA conference or other national industry meetings. For more information, click here!

Researchers Develop Model for Site-Specific Nitrogen Recommendations

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 6:06 PM

Researchers from Washington State University and the University of Connecticut are working to improve nitrogen recommendations to fit individual fields. The new model is based on aerial imagery and digital soil maps to determine cornstalk sampling areas which are analyzed with a cornstalk nitrogen test. The study was conducted from 2008-2014 on more than 1600 fields in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. The samples that were collected in yellow or light green areas had a 56 percent deficiency in nitrogen values, compared to 34 percent in green areas. 25 percent of samples in the yellow and light green areas had excessive nitrate values, indicating stressors other than lack of nitrogen. The authors found that there are three significant effects on N sufficiency levels. To find out what the three main effects are, click here!

American Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board’s Final Webinar in Data Management Series

AUGUST 27, 2018 3:06 PM

The American Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board are hosting the final webinar in a series dedicated to helping soybean farmers understand how new technology and data management can improve the sustainability of their operations. The final webinar will air August 30th at 1:00 p.m. CT and will present information on paring a solid plan for managing data with the use of existing and emerging technology tools from planting, fertility and crop protection to harvest. For more information and to register, click here!

Soil Health Systems for Organic Transition Field Day Sept. 6th

AUGUST 23, 2018 2:07 PM

Register for yet another education-packed field day September 6th in Frankton, Indiana! Several producers will share insight on how building soil organic matter and health assists with the transition into organic production and soil’s resiliency to extreme weather events. The field day will include an overview of a parallel operation of strip-till corn, no-till soybeans and no-till wheat, a demonstration of new specialized equipment for organic no-till production, and in-field tours of organic production, cover crop uses and indicators of soil health! For more information, click here!