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Ohio State Agronomy Workshop Jan. 19 to Focus on Soil Fertility
Healthy soils are a key ingredient to produce strong crop yields, and understanding what nutrients your soils need is a fundamental step in that process, says an educator in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Soil fertility is crucial to maximizing yield potential when growing crops, said Amanda Douridas, an Ohio State University Extension agriculture and natural resources educator. “Increasing crop yields starts with understanding what your soils...
Two new limpograss cultivars released for select Florida cattlemen
The University of Florida, in partnership with Florida Foundation Seed Producers Inc., has released two new limpograss cultivars so ranchers can increase the forage variety they feed their cattle. Florida beef cattle producers use limpograss, a warm-season, perennial grass for its high digestibility, cool-season growth and tolerance to poorly drained soils. The new lines, limpograsses 4F and 10, have superior traits, including persistence under grazing, good production and nutritive value, said Joao Vendramini,...
Harvest`s hottest hits
Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being kept entertained and informed this harvest while they spend endless hours in the cabin. An audio compact disc featuring some of the hottest cropping topics has been released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). The Southern Region Driving Agronomy CD comprises 14 tracks to give growers the latest information on a range of agronomic issues and opportunities. The CD begins with a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel...
National Collegiate Crops Contest
The National Crops Judging Contest consists of three parts: plant and seed identification, commercial grain grading, and seed analysis. The Kansas City and Chicago contests represent the national finals of collegiate crops competition for the year. Preparation for crops contests teaches evaluation of crops for quality relative to certification, viability and marketing. Students learn in great depth many things which can be valuable regardless of their chosen profession in agronomy.More information can be found...
Plains Grain & Agronomy cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA after worker fatally injured in fall at Sheldon, ND, grain elevator
Plains Grain & Agronomy LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor`s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for two safety violations after a worker was fatally injured Jan. 18. While loading railcars at the Sheldon grain elevator, the employee fell about 15 feet and had not used fall protection. "Allowing workers to load railcars without proper fall protection is inexcusable," said Eric Brooks, OSHA`s area director in Bismarck. "Falls are one of the six major hazards present in grain bin...