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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

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

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    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 ...

  4. 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 ...

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

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    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 ...

  6. Green-up marks the time to apply nitrogen in winter wheat

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/green-marks-time-apply-nitrogen-winter-wheat

    to ensure urea is moved into the soil, Lentz said. Most producers base their nitrogen rates on ... expected yield, and nitrogen rates should take in account the lower yield potential of fields with reduced ... expect high yields." Also, many fields have drowned-out areas, but increased nitrogen rates will not ...

  7. Use of Precision Ag Technology Continues to Grow

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    February 6, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The adoption rate of precision agriculture by Ohio farmers over ... variable rate applicators to auto-steer guidance systems. The survey is a follow-up to 1999 and 2003 ... surveys, each of which revealed that the adoption rate of precision agriculture among Ohio farmers is still ...

  8. Ohio State Trials Reveal Consumer Preference of New Ornamental Plants

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    Begonia 'Gryphon' (shade trial). Additionally, many entries received a rating of 4 and above: 60 ... to flower quality, flower quantity, vegetative vigor, uniformity and overall ratings. The results of ... following entries received ratings of 4.2 and above in this year's consumer evaluation: Field Trial: ...

  9. New Nitrogen Recommendations Now Available

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-nitrogen-recommendations-now-available

    logging on to http://agcrops.osu.edu/fertility. The information includes a nitrogen rate calculator ... from the soil, but does that translate into higher nitrogen demand? Investigation of nitrogen rate ... Corn Belt have devised a new system that bases optimum nitrogen rates on the current price of ...

  10. Careful Corn Planting Can Reduce Yield Losses

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/careful-corn-planting-can-reduce-yield-losses

    soil is usually moist and evaporation rate is low, seed should be planted no deeper than 1.5 ... non-crusting soils." • Adjust seeding rates on a field-by-field basis. "Adjust planting rates by ... population," said Thomison. "Most research suggests that planting a hybrid at suboptimal seeding rates is ...

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