• Tim White

    What’s next for the Livestock Care Board?

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on November 23, 2009

    First let me update the last post. Mike Adkins, retiring site manager for the Ohio Farm Science Review, reports record yields in corn, soybeans and wheat on the fields of the Molly Caren Ag Center. Corn averaged in the 205 range including outstanding yields on short season demonstration area fields of 175 bushels per acre. Soybeans nudged ahead of prior highs at 56-57 bushels per acre. The wheat yield came in at 90 bushels per acre. The last was most astounding to Chuck Gamble, FSR manager…

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  • Tim White

    Adkins Reviews his Farm Science Favorites

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on November 9, 2009

    I recently visited with Mike Adkins, who will retire as farm manager of the Farm Science Review at the end of the year. Mike has seen a lot of agricultural change in a 43-year career at OSU. His job has allowed him to participate in new developments from the cutting-edge view of a university-owned farm operation.   So what tops his list as best agricultural improvement for cropping the farm’s more than 2,200 acres?   Fall applied herbicides, Adkins says.  “In the early days we were pinched…

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