Brief Notes from the Landowner Information Meeting

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Below are some highlights of the conversation led by Melissa Betz, Pickaway County Auditor, and excerpts of a handout from The Ohio State University, Larry Gearhardt, Field Specialist in Taxation.

  •  CAUV was established by Constitutional Amendment in Ohio in 1972
  • The 1972 law allowed qualified agricultural land to be appraised at a value determined by: 1) Cropping Pattern, 2) Crop Prices, 3) Crop Yields, 4) Non-land production costs, and 5) Capitilazation rates
  • CAUV values have increased on some soils by 100%
  • By law, county auditors must reappraise every parcel every six years

A 1976 law requires county auditors to adjust property values every third year after a reappraisal.

Why the increase? Why now?

  • Previous values were substantially lower
  • Crop yields per soil type increased
  • The capitalization rate decreased
  • Crop prices increased

Melissa Betz welcomes your questions at her office number 740-474-4765.


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Above: DeBruin aids in weed identification and scouting


Above: A Ruff Farms Team Member properly cleaning a combine to prevent the spread of seed
Above: A Ruff Farms Team Member properly cleaning a combine to prevent the spread of seed









Carl DeBruin, Agronomist for United Landmark spoke about weed resistance and management:

  • Weed control and management is getting more complicated
  • The evolution of Roundup ready crops encouraged farmers to kill emerged weeds and do little for prevention
  • Overuse of any single chemistry can lead to resistance issues
  • Weeds have evolved to resist the previously used chemicals
  • Marestail has been a problem for a few years in Ohio.  Most Marestail is Glyphosate (Roundup) resistant
  • Palmer Pigweed (Palmer Amaranth) is new to Ohio
  • Palmer Pigweed can overtake a field if not managed in a couple of years
  • Control is expensive and my require abandoning a crop
  • Palmer Pigweed can produce 1,000,000 or more seeds per plant
  • Aggressive and managed chemical programs are needed to maintain property value and productivity
  •  Effective steps to avoid infestations include scouting identification and education and the prevention of carrying the seed from field to field

If you have weed control and identification questions, please call Carl DeBruin at 740-808-2089.

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