Welcome to Hiser Seeds!

Hiser Seeds has been serving farmers in South Central Ohio since 1937. A lot has changed since we sold our first bag of seed, but our commitment to bringing our customers the highest quality products remains the same.

We are continuously updating our product listings to be as accurate as possible, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for please give us a call! 740-993-2311

Important Links:

OSU C.O.R.N. Newsletter

Ohio Seed Improvement Association

Ross County Extension

2018 Malting Barley Harvest

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We harvested our Malting Barley the 15th and 16th of June this year. This was later than previous years due only to the wet conditions. We were pleased with our varieties ability to withstand heavy rains late in the season. We were able to get everything harvested and then planted with soybeans despite continued wet conditions.

This was our third Malting Barley crop and we had another successful but educational season. We thought the 2017 spring was wet, but it does not compare to 2018! This confirmed our thoughts that barley doesn’t like wet conditions! We look forward to getting results on our samples to see how this crop compares to previous years from a malting standpoint.

We continue to work with Origin Malts to set up a supply chain of Ohio grown Malting Barely for their new Malting Facility. Our next step this season is cleaning, treating, and bagging barley seed for delivery to our growers!

Malting Barley Growers Meetings

We had a great turnout to our Malting Barley Growers Meeting last week. Very good discussion with potential growers and our experts from Origin Malts and Malting Seed Producers, including our very own Tom Ramsey who is the Executive Director of the Malting Seed Producers group.

If you’re interested in the opportunity to raise Barley and weren’t able to attend one of our grower meetings please contact us and we’ll do our best to pass along the information.

If you want more information about what’s new with Malting Barley click on the link below to visit our Malting Barley page.  Malting Barley

 

Ohio Malting Barley Production Guide

The Ohio State University’s College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, along with many other sources around the state of Ohio, has produced a Malting Barley growing guide for Ohio. You can view the guide online by clicking here. You can also view an article from CFAES about the work that’s being done to bring Barley production back to Ohio. While Barley is already being grown in some areas for feed, Barley raised for Malting requires different management practices to ensure the highest quality.

We at Hiser Seeds are proud to be a part of bringing Barley production back to Ohio, and are excited for the potential that this crop has here.

 

 

Update on Required Dicamba Training for 2018

The following was posted online as part of Ohio State’s C.O.R.N. newsletter. Very important information for anyone considering applying Xtendimax or any similar product to Xtend soybeans. To view the original article click here.

Author(s):Mark Loux

Following a summer of many instances of off-target movement of dicamba across the country from use in Xtend soybeans, the labels for Engenia, XtendiMax, and FeXapan were modified in an attempt to reduce future problems. These products became restricted use pesticides, and an additional requirement is that anyone applying these products must attend annual dicamba or group 4 herbicide-specific training, and have proof that they did so. Details are still being worked out on this training for Ohio, but it will not be conducted by OSU Extension, or accomplished through OSU winter agronomy or pesticide recertification meetings. At this point, as far as we know it appears that it will be conducted by Monsanto, BASF, and DuPont at meetings held specifically by them for this purpose, and also possibly through an online training module. Final details and meeting schedules are not likely to be in place until after the first of the year. We will pass on information as we get it from ODA and companies, and applicators will undoubtedly receive this information from multiple other sources as well.

OSU, Purdue, and U. of Illinois have put together a fact sheet on stewardship of dicamba, which is available here, or at our website – u.osu.edu/osuweeds. This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of application requirements from labels, but it also contains some suggestions on stewardship that are not part of labels. Unlike the three companies selling these products, whose position is that applicator error was responsible for most off-target problems in 2017, university weed scientists concluded that volatilization of dicamba caused many of them. And we are not convinced that the label changes adequately address the potential for volatilization to occur, or provide conservative enough guidelines to help applicators assess how and where (and more important – where not) to apply dicamba in Xtend soybeans. OSU’s position on the use of dicamba in Xtend soybeans has not changed over the past year. We feel that off-target problems could be greatly minimized by restricting dicamba use to early-season, as a component of no-till burndown treatments. Dicamba has utility for control of marestail in the burndown, and there is just less emerged vegetation to damage earlier in the season should off-target movement occur. This is not to say there is no risk of movement or damage when used early-season. Just because risk to non-Xtend soybeans or other crops is low because they have not emerged yet, does not mean there is not risk to nearby fruit trees, vegetables, ornamentals, etc. However, postemergence use of dicamba accounted for most of the off-target problems in 2017, and we would expect a similar trend in 2018.

https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2017-40/update-required-dicamba-training-2018