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  1. New Precision Agriculture Device Provides Clues to Crop Health

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-precision-agriculture-device-provides-clues-crop-health

    measuring plant growth rate throughout the season. Ohio State University agricultural engineers have ... it to the plant's normal growth rate at any given time during a growing period. The results will ... "If a plant is not growing at it's normal rate, then the farmer can question what the problem may ...

  2. Spreading Manure on Frozen Ground Option for Producers, But Proper Application Crucial

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/spreading-manure-frozen-ground-option-producers-proper-application-crucial

    manure on frozen or snow-covered fields:  -- Application rates are limited to 10 wet tons per acre for ... moisture. For liquid manure, the application rate is limited to 5,000 gallons per acre.-- Applications are ... snow-covered ground should not exceed the nitrogen need of the next growing crop; the crop removal rate for ...

  3. Survey Says Precision Guidance Tops for Ohio Farmers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/survey-says-precision-guidance-tops-ohio-farmers

    Development Economics, surveyed 2,500 farmers last year with sales of $50,000 or more to determine the rate of ... rate, is a continuation of similar surveys conducted in 1999 and 2003. "With precision agriculture ... adoption rates have jumped 27 percent. Adoption rates of yield monitors increased 15 percent since 1999. ...

  4. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative Energy Efficient Improvement Loan Program

    https://energizeohio.osu.edu/incentives/butler-rural-electric-cooperative-energy-efficient-improvement-loan-program

    electrical improvement, air-source heat pumps and geothermal systems at interest rates as low as 3%. By ...

  5. New Extension Tool Helping Farmers Save on Fertilizer

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-extension-tool-helping-farmers-save-fertilizer

    process. Known as a nitrogen rate calculator, the free program (accessed from ... http://agcrops.osu.edu/fertility) calculates optimum nitrogen rate recommendations through average corn yields and using only two ... it already calculated by Mullen through nitrogen rate studies at 70 locations. So, for example, if ...

  6. Variable Rate Application May Save Money, Boost Yields; Learn More at National No-Till Conference

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/variable-rate-application-may-save-money-boost-yields-learn-more-national-no-till

    December 12, 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Using variable rate fertilizer application in no-till ... Variable-Rate Fertilization" from 7:30 p.m. until 8:10 p.m. on Jan. 14. The 17th annual National No-Till ... to make wise decisions on fertilizer application rates across a field," said Reeder, who also ...

  7. Calibration Important for Effective Soybean Rust Control

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/calibration-important-effective-soybean-rust-control

    the sprayer is set up to deliver the desired application rate. "There are no soybean varieties ... Protection Agency rate recommendation — which is within 5 percent of the intended rate for any given ... 15 ounces, the application rate is 15 gallons per acre. • Then minimize the application error. If the ...

  8. Boosting Soybean Yield/Profits Involves a Mix of Management Practices

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/boosting-soybean-yieldprofits-involves-mix-management-practices

    reduced seeding rates into a crop production program may give soybean farmers a boost in yield and extra ... reduce the seeding rate. An Ohio State seeding rate study conducted in 2001 indicated that reducing the ... seeding rate by 50,000 seeds per acre could potentially save a farmer up to $10 per acre. Study results ...

  9. Family Fundamentals: Money tips geared to teens heading to college (July 2011)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-money-tips-geared-teens-heading-college-july-2011

    Avoiding bouncing checks, which can damage your credit rating and cost big bucks. Finding financial aid, ... one major credit card, and make sure to shop around for one with no annual fee, a lower interest rate ... (not just a low introductory rate), and a longer grace period (20-30 days) to make a payment. Why ...

  10. Ohio State Expert: June Good Time to Establish High Reproduction Standards for Heifers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-expert-june-good-time-establish-high-reproduction-standards-heifers

    than keeping an animal that isn’t achieving satisfactory conception rates, an Ohio State University ... rates in heifers are very important, and producers need to establish tough standards in the beginning to ... conception rates) from a properly developed heifer. Pregnancy status should be determined within 60 days ...

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