• Tim White

    Soybeans Play A Big Role In Greening Of Yellowstone

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     by Tim White
     on December 3, 2012

      The Ohio Soybean Council held their annual industry dinner last week. It featured lots of recognition and awards to farmers, officers and business folks who have served the group. Not to mention a great meal. It also had one of the most interesting guest speakers I’ve heard in a while. Jim Evanoff spent 32 years in the National Park Service. He recently retired as the environmental protection specialist for Yellowstone Park where he has been for the last 24 years…

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    Palmer Problems Complicate Herbicide Treatments

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     by Tim White
     on September 25, 2012

    Palmer amaranth has reared its ugly head in Ohio as reported by Mark Loux, OSU Extension weed specialist, in the Aug. 14 issue of the C.O.R.N. Newsletter. Loux says the state’s first confirmed infestation near Portsmouth is likely the result of contaminated CREP or wildlife seed. The population is both ALS and glyphosate resistant, according to his report. “There are several other suspect sites in Ohio, which we are in the process of investigating,” Loux writes. “There…

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    What is Four Times as Lubricious as Petroleum?

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on March 16, 2011

    Soybean oil is slippery stuff. Far more lubricious than petroleum oil or so says Cathy Horton, the official Ag Day entrepreneur for Director Jim Zehringer’s first official Ag Day, which was held Mar. 7 -- just a few days before the state legislature passed H.B. 89 making the following week Mar. 13-19 the state’s official Agriculture Week. Coincidentally perhaps, Gov. Kasich was giving his state of the state address May 8. Somewhere in that speech he mentioned agriculture leading the…

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    Ohio Soybean Researchers Call for Support

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on August 25, 2010

    Soybean leaders gathered with the state’s soybean research specialists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster Monday for the annual Ohio Soy 2020 Forum hosted by the Ohio Soybean Council. It was a time to talk about what researchers foresaw for the next 5 to 10 years in the industry and much of the discussion focused on identifying the genes that would improve the crop’s health and productivity and then moving these genes into commercial varieties. One…

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