Don’t Let Cover Crops Turn Into Weeds

A weed, simply put, is “a plant out of place.” Cover crop enthusiasts are all too aware of this adage – this agronomic practice has many advantages, but at the same time winter cover crops need to be eradicated before spring planting. Otherwise, this asset quickly becomes a burden. This year’s wet spring weather in […]

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Get Ready For Spring . . . And Pests

At long last, the calendar is officially turning from winter to spring. And I’m sure I can speak for those throughout much of the country when I say it’s about time! By any definition, the winter of 2013-14 has been brutal. Arctic blasts, major snowstorms and disrupted travel are just a few of the lingering […]

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Novus Ag Announces Expansion

Novus Ag announces the addition of a fertilizer storage facility in Washington Courthouse, Ohio. “This facility will allow us to better serve our customers in southern Ohio with dry fertilizer,” said Brad Rivers, company president. “Additionally we will have the ability to create prescription blends and custom apply product for area growers.” Novus Ag opened […]

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Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

March is here, anticipation is building and our fields may dry out soon, if rain holds off. So when should we start planting corn? Normally, we can start rolling whenever soils dry out. However, soil temperature determines corn germination rate. Cool conditions, like we had last year, may substantially retard germination and can put your […]

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Key Factors That Will Sway 2014 Planting Decisions

As the calendar flips to March, I continue to hear from farm suppliers that producers have been slow to commit to seed purchases for 2014 plantings. Most likely, this indecision is due to lower 2014 prices that can be booked for harvest delivery. The profitability outlook is tighter than it has been the last couple […]

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