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  • Bee Well plants seed for healthy food choices
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:00 PM
    When two surveys came out last year that painted a negative picture of the health of Edgar County residents, a partnership was quickly formed to turn the tide. The Bee Well Coalition of Edgar County is in its first year of providing vegetable gardens and teaching residents gardening. 
  • Cousins return to family farm roots with niche
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:00 PM
    Every youngster has dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. For Brian Lau, those aspirations ranged from managing a state park to working at a zoo or being a veterinarian. 
  • Corn farmers show off American Ethanol No. 3 Show Car
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 1:00 PM
    Prior to the recent Brickyard 400, Hoosiers were able to see the Richard Childress Racing American Ethanol No. 3 show car and learn about ethanol. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council sponsored appearances of the car as part of its partnership with American Ethanol and NASCAR. 
  • Cover crops could help flooded fields
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:00 AM
    Planting cover crops on failed or prevented planting acres is an opportunity to take a bad situation and make it a little better, said Barry Fisher, Indiana state soil health specialist for the National Resources Conservation Service.   
  • Farmers see new Bayer products at field day
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:00 AM
    Farmers gathered in northern Indiana to learn about the Bayer GT Performance System — what it is and how it is doing in Hoosier fields. Researchers have been testing the system for three years at a plot in Twelve Mile. 
  • Tips on overcoming stubborn weeds
    Resistance to herbicides has been a management challenge as long as herbicides have been used for weed control. The introduction of crops with engineered resistance to glyphosate in 1996 prompted most growers to adopt a technology that was easy and efficient. 
  • Soybeans finally in
    With the corn taking off as it is, this is a critical time in our fertility program with the beginning of sidedressing of anhydrous ammonia. This is not a new practice for our farm. 
  • Progress spotty
    Out in the cornfields, things are all over the place. The first plantings of corn around here stayed in the ground for a good two to three weeks before it all came up. 
  • Scouting, sampling
    Pulling samples provided an opportunity to scout. Weed pressure is light, stands look even and populations are on target. 
  • Rain and replanting
    This past week has seen several light rain events keeping soil conditions on the wet side after the big rain event the previous week. It appears that there will be some corn acres that will need to be replanted and also soybeans acres after the big rain from the previous week. 

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