This field of perennial rye grass should last 4-5 years and will allow for multiple cuttings a year. The first step in baling is to mow the grass. Once the grass is mowed, a tedder will be run over the grass to help it dry faster. Once the tedder is run through, the grass must … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5.25.15
Last week’s comments from farmers that they were done or almost done planting corn fits right in with the crop progress report that came out yesterday. Each Monday through the growing season a crop progress report is published by the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).The crop progress report is … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5/18/15
This week was a good week to get into the fields and also to spray. Farmers are always watching the weather and wind speed is one of those things they pay close attention to if they are going to spray. Most farmers want the wind speeds to be under 15mph. While that can sometimes be … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5/11/15
We were out with our #GoPro today to capture this footage. Feel free to share. We will be adding more information to this and other videos later on. But for now, ENJOY this quick ride on the planter.
Cleaning up brush is a popular spring activity on the farm. Fence rows or ditches may need to be cleaned out after a rough winter. Checking weather.gov for any wind advisories and notifying your local fire department of a controlled burn are both good things to do. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FIRE … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5/4/15
COLUMBUS, Ohio – While some would say people are the problem behind Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms, Jay Martin will tell you they’re the solution. Martin was recently chosen to lead Field to Faucet, a water quality program launched by The Ohio State University to ensure safe drinking water while maintaining an economically productive agricultural … Continue reading Jay Martin to Lead Field to Faucet and Global Water Initiative
Notice the darker color? That is the clear water flowing out of the field tile. The murky water has sediment in it that could have been held back with a cover crop. This article helps explain edge of field monitoring systems. It shows you up close pictures of this equipment and what’s going on in … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 4/20/15