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Solar Panels on a Barn Roof

The Monday July 22 Greene Co. Farm Forum meeting features an on-site chance to see the impact of the 42 solar panels Paul Ayres had installed on the roof of one of his barns. The panels went into service in March of this year. His June electric bill for his farm was around $8. The excess electricity his panels produce during the year will go into the grid through DP&L.

The Monday July 22 program will start at 6:30 p.m. with a meal and will be held at Union United Methodist Church located at 1145 Union Road, Xenia. The meal cost is $12/person and will be served prior to the meeting which will start around 7:15 p.m. followed by the tour of Paul & Ana’s farm on Union Road. Please RSVP Paul Ayres by Friday July 19 if you intend to have dinner.  No reservations are necessary if you just wish to attend the meeting. For reservations contact Paul Ayres at 937-352-6379 or email Paul at payres1@woh.rr.com. Program is open to the public.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter July 16, 2019 – July 22, 2019
Editor: Amanda Bennett

Another hot week…

Author: Jim Noel

…Another hot week before a trend toward normal…

Use More Caution this Year to Reduce Spray Drift

Author: Erdal Ozkan

Spray drift not only results in wasting expensive pesticides and pollution of the environment, it may damage non-target crops nearby, and poses a serious health risk to people living in areas where drift is occurring. Drift happens!

Two New Soil Fertility Factsheets Now Available

Author: Steve Culman

Two new factsheets summarizing key components of the work to update the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations are now available. Updated Grain Nutrient Removal Rates

Respiratory Alert – Wheat harvest may expose farmers to vomitoxin and other moldy conditions in the grain dust

Authors: Dee Jepsen, Pierce Paul

This year, due of the wet conditions we experienced during the spring, Fusarium head blight, also known as head scab, developed in a few localized areas of the state.

Reminder – Western ARS Agronomy Field Day, Wednesday July 17th

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

The Western Agricultural Research Station Agronomy Field Day will be held July 17th. Hear our researchers thoughts and recommendations on how to manage this interesting season. We will have the field day – rain or shine.

Staging corn development in 2019

Author: Peter Thomison

Corn development varies tremendously across Ohio because of planting dates that range from late April to early July. Some corn is tasseling and silking but in many counties, corn stages range from V7-V12.

Thinking about Cover Crops…… thoughts to consider

Authors: Sarah Noggle, Alan Sundermeier, CCA

Decisions, decisions these days.  When it comes to selecting the right cover crop for your farm, there is no one-size-fits-all option.

Ohio Manure Science Review 2019

Authors: Glen Arnold, CCA, Chris Zoller

The 2019 Ohio Manure Science Review is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7 at JIMITA Holsteins, a 400-plus-acre family dairy farm at 9877 Strasburg Bolivar Road NW in Strasburg Ohio. Strasburg is about 20 miles south of Canton, Tuscarawas County, in Northeast Ohio.

The Ohio Noxious Weed Law – A Tool in the Prevention of Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth

Author: Mark Loux

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are both now listed on the Ohio noxious weed law, which means that landowners must take steps to control infestations and prevent further spread.  Since these are annual weeds, preventing spread is achieved by preventing plants from reaching maturity and producing se

Western Bean Cutworm: Numbers Starting to Increase

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Kimberley Gault, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, CCA, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Sam Custer, Tom Dehaas, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Andrew Holden, Stephanie Karhoff, Ed Lentz, CCA, Rory Lewandowski, CCA, David Marrison, KJ Martin, Cecelia Lokai-Minnich, Les Ober, CCA, Eric Richer, CCA, Kaitlin Ruetz, Garth Ruff, Mike Sunderman, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, CCA, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Week three of The Ohio State University Western bean cutworm (WBC) monitoring network has resulted in an increase of moths captured. Last week’s trap count included WBC adults captured from July 8 – July 13. A total of 24 counties monitored 75 traps across Ohio.

“Working Lands” Forage Field Days Planned

Author: Garth Ruff

The Ohio Department of Agriculture Working Lands Buffer Program allows for forage to be grown and harvested from field edge buffers in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

Upcoming Events

07/17
Western ARS Agronomy Field Day
07/17
Field to Lake Field Day
07/18
CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes
08/21
Agronomy Field Day (Mt. Gilead)
08/27
Precision Ag Day: Sprayer Technology (Urbana)
About C.O.R.N. NewsletterC.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.
CONTRIBUTORS:
Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
Mark Badertscher
Hardin County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Ken Ford
Fayette County
Will Hamman
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Ashtabula County
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
David Marrison
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Dennis Riethman
Mercer County
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Clint Schroeder
Allen County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
Alan Sundermeier, CCA
Wood County
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center
Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County
The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visitcfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

Don’t Miss Out on Greene County 4-H Clothing Sale!- Due July 16!

 

Now is your chance to get Greene County 4-H apparel just in time for fair!

Here is the link to order: https://greenecounty4h.itemorder.com 

Please note: We will pick up all items and have at our office for pick up.  Orders are due by July 16! 

Check it out!  There are t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, polos, jackets, bags, and more!  They come in adult and youth sizes.

 

CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes

Thursday July 18, 2019: The Ohio State University Extension and the State Climate Office of Ohio will be hosting CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes, to be held at Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio.

Agenda is as follows:
8:30 – Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:15 – Welcome
9:20 – Ohio’s Changing Climate (Aaron Wilson)
10:10 – Water Management (Jeff Hattey)
11:00 – Break
11:10 – Price and Production Risk (Ben Brown)
12:00 – Lunch, Networking, & Vendors
1:00 – Keynote: Nebraska Flooding Spring 2019 (Tyler Williams)
2:00 – Panel Discussion (Fred Yoder, Paul Pullins, Corey Hendricks, Liza and Bennett Musselman)
2:55 – Program Close and Evaluation

For more details on how you can be a vendor at the event, please contact Amanda Douridas (douridas.9@osu.edu; 937-484-1526) or Aaron Wilson (wilson.1010@osu.edu; 614-292-7930).

https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/climate-smart-farming-weather-extremes

Solar Leasing 101 – last chance to register

Join OSU Extension Greene County on Monday, July 15 for a Solar Leasing 101 Workshop. The program will discuss topics such as if a solar lease agreement is right for your farm? Speakers will feature OSU Extension Specialists: Peggy Kirk Hall and Eric Romich. The program is designed to be an informational program about leasing farmland for utility-scale solar production. Topics include solar development trends, converting farmland to solar production, and key considerations. View the flyer at: Solar Leasing 101 Flyer. Registration is free, but an RSVP is mandatory. The program will be held at the Extension office in Xenia on the fairgrounds from 2 to 5 p.m. on July 15. Call the OSU Extension Greene County office to register at 937-372-9971 ext. 114 or email corboy.3@osu.edu. Questions may be directed to OSU Extension Greene County, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Trevor Corboy at the above phone number and email.

Greene County 4-H Sale: Just in time for Fair!

 

Now is your chance to get Greene County 4-H apparel just in time for fair!

Here is the link to order: https://greenecounty4h.itemorder.com 

Please note: We will pick up all items and have at our office for pick up.  Orders are due by July 16! 

Check it out!  There are t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, polos, jackets, bags, and more!  They come in adult and youth sizes.

 

Ohio State Fair Delegates and Alternates

Congratulations to all of our 4-H members who participated in pre-fair judging yesterday and today.  Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and JFB members.

Here is the link for the delegates and alternates.  

Please note. State fair packets must be picked up by July 18. If you need you project for judging at the state fair on Wednesday, July 24, you can pick it up anytime. If you are going on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, July 25-28, then projects can be picked up on Wednesday, July 24.

STATE FAIR DELEGATE INFORMATION

For primary informational reference, please refer to the Ohio 4-H State Fair Guidebook, which is available, on-line at the following website address: http://www.ohio4h.org/families/ohio-state-fair/state-fair-4-h-non-livest…. When the delegate comes in to pick up their packet they will get a copy of their day guidebook pages, Junior Fair ticket and parking passes (your family will still need to pay the set price to park).

We hope these letters will assist your 4-H member in providing them with positive encouragement and complete information to guide them through their State Fair experience.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter July 9, 2019 – July 15, 2019
Editor: Amanda Bennett

Drier Week Ahead with Excessive Heat Possible Next Week

Author: Aaron Wilson

This past week featured a very summer-like pattern, with average temperatures running 2 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit above average and isolated but locally heavy thunderstorm activity.

Problems in Soybean Fields

Author: Anne Dorrance

We have multiple planting dates in Ohio this year with soybeans in all different growth stages.  Management decisions are based on the stage of crop development.

Considerations for Using Soybeans as a Cover Crop

Author: Laura Lindsey

From the USDA RMA website (https://www.rma.usda.gov/News-Room/Frequently-Asked-Questions/Prevented-…):

Kudzu Bug Monitoring Summary

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Ed Brown, Chris Bruynis, Mary Griffith, Marcus McCartney, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

 

Noxious Weeds in Cover Crop Seed and Seed Germination

Authors: Alexander Lindsey, Laura Lindsey, Mark Loux, Anne Dorrance, Stan Smith, John Armstrong

Seed quality is key to establishing a good crop (or cover crop). Some of the critical components of seed quality are percent germination, mechanical analysis for purity (% other crops, % inert, and % weeds), and a listing of noxious weeds identified by scientific/common name and quantity found.

What is the Nutrient Value of Wheat Straw?

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Ed Lentz, CCA

Wheat harvest is now underway. What is the nutrient value of the straw?

Hay and Straw Barn Fires a Real Danger

Authors: Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Mark Sulc, Sarah Noggle, David Dugan, Dee Jepsen

Usually, we think of water and moisture as a way to put a fire out, but the opposite is true with hay and straw, which when too wet can heat and spontaneously combust. Most years this is more common with hay than straw because there is more plant cell respiration in the hay.

2019 Agriculture Challenges FAQ Webpage Now Live

Author: Elizabeth Hawkins

The unrelenting rains this spring and summer have created many challenges that the farming community is now sorting through. In order to help with decisions, OSU Extension has created a Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Western Bean Cutworm Numbers Remain Low Across Ohio

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Kimberley Gault, Mark Badertscher, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Sam Custer, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Andrew Holden, Stephanie Karhoff, Ed Lentz, CCA, KJ Martin, Cecelia Lokai-Minnich, Les Ober, CCA, Eric Richer, CCA, Kaitlin Ruetz, Garth Ruff, Mike Sunderman, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, CCA, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

We are in week two of The Ohio State University Western bean cutworm (WBC) monitoring network. Last week’s trap count included WBC adults captured from July 1 – July 6. Overall, 22 counties monitored 64 traps across Ohio.

About C.O.R.N. NewsletterC.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.
CONTRIBUTORS:
Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
Mark Badertscher
Hardin County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility
Sam Custer
Darke County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
David Dugan
Adams County
Mike Estadt
Pickaway County
Ken Ford
Fayette County
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Mary Griffith
Madison County
Will Hamman
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Ashtabula County
Dee Jepsen
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains
Andy Londo KJ Martin
Program Assistant
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Dennis Riethman
Mercer County
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Beth Scheckelhoff
Putnam County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
Alan Sundermeier, CCA
Wood County
Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center
Ted Wiseman
Perry County
Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County
The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visitcfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.