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.

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.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter July 2, 2019 to July 8, 2019
Editors: Sarah Noggle, Amanda Bennett

Above normal temperatures and precipitation will rule July

Author: Jim Noel

Above normal temperatures and precipitation will rule July

What to do about Nitrogen Fertilizer in Corn?

Authors: Steve Culman, Peter Thomison, Alexander Lindsey, Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA, Laura Lindsey

The persistent rain this year may force many growers to sidedress their nitrogen in corn much later than what is considered normal. Other growers may be supplementing their earlier N applications to replace N lost from denitrification and leaching.

Western ARS Agronomy Field Day, Wednesday July 17, 2019

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

The Western Agricultural Research Station Agronomy Field Day will be held July 17th. The station is mostly planted but everything went in on the edge – as you saw it on your farm too.

Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring

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

The Ohio State University Western bean cutworm (WBC) network has officially started monitoring traps as of last week. Green bucket traps containing a lure were placed along the edges of corn fields during the week of June 17th.

Forages for the Future Regional Program

Author: Dennis Riethman

Many alfalfa and forage stands across the state took a beating this winter and the wet spring has added insult to injury.  Forage stands were damaged this past winter, and the wet spring has further deteriorated stands that appeared they might recover.  So what are the options to assuring a forag

CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes

Authors: Amanda Douridas, Aaron Wilson

 

Upcoming Events

07/03
Managing Prevent Plant Acres
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)
09/05
What is Your Soil Wearing?
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
Ann Chanon
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Amanda Douridas
Champaign County
David Dugan
Adams County
John Fulton
State Specialist, Precision Agriculture
Allen Gahler
Sandusky County
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Mary Griffith
Madison County
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Ashtabula County
Dee Jepsen Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Dean Kreager
Licking County
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Andy Londo
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
Clifton Martin, CCA
Muskingum County
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Jim Noel
National Weather Service
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
Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Ted Wiseman
Perry 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.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter June 25, 2019 to July 2, 2019
Editor: Sarah Noggle

From the Heart

Author: Sarah Noggle

In trying times, where do you turn?

Wetter than normal still favored for much of Ohio into much of July

Author: Jim Noel

After a wet start to the last week of June, we will see some drying for the second half of the week.

2019 Challenge: Forage Production Options for Ohio

Authors: Mark Sulc, Bill Weiss, Dianne Shoemaker, Sarah Noggle

Across Ohio, farmers are facing challenges unimagined just four months ago.  Widespread loss of established alfalfa stands coupled with delayed or impossible planting conditions for other crops leave many farmers, their agronomists and nutritionists wondering what crops can produce reasonable amo

Forage Shortage and Prevented Planting Acres… think OATS!

Authors: Allen Gahler, Stan Smith

Last week, USDA released the declaration that a cover crop planted onto prevented planting acres can now be harvested as a forage after September 1st, rather than the normal date of November 1st, which provides a small glimmer of hope for some livestock producers and those e

How to differentiate flooding injury from root rots in 2019

Author: Anne Dorrance

A month or summer’s worth of rain has fallen in many areas of Ohio in June – and we aren’t even finished planting.  Many fields that were planted were under water last week.  Fortunately,

Wet Weather and Soybean Stand

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Alexander Lindsey

Saturated soils after soybean planting can cause uneven emergence and stand reductions of varying extent depending on the stage of the soybean plant and other environmental factors including temperature and duration of saturated conditions.

Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres at ONU Thursday, June 27

Author: Mark Badertscher

Do you have questions about what cover crops should be used on Prevented Planting acres?  Do you have concerns about weed control for unplanted fields?  What are the rules regarding crop insurance and planting forages to be used for grazing, cutting, and haying for livestock?  Get these and other

Upcoming Events

06/20
Lake Friendly Farming Research-Agronomy Day
06/27
Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres
07/16
West Ohio Precision Ag 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
Percision Ag Day: Sprayer Technology
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:
Jennifer Andon
Program Manager, Pesticide Safety Education Program
Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
John Barker
Knox County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Amanda Bennett
Miami County
Ben Brown
Farm Management Program Mgr, Program Manager
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Amanda Douridas
Champaign County
David Dugan
Adams County
Mike Estadt
Pickaway County
Ken Ford
Fayette County
John Fulton
State Specialist, Precision Agriculture
Allen Gahler
Sandusky County
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Mary Griffith
Madison County
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Ashtabula County
Dee Jepsen
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Dean Kreager
Licking 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
KJ Martin
Program Assistant
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Steven Moeller
Professor
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Clint Schroeder
Extension Educator
Dianne Shoemaker Stan Smith
Fairfield County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
Alan Sundermeier, CCA
Wood County
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology
Tracy Turner
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.

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CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter June 18, 2019 to June 24, 2019
Editor: Sarah Noggle

Mid to Late June Prevented Planting Decisions

Authors: Ben Brown, Sarah Noggle, Barry Ward

Consistent rains across Ohio and the Corn Belt continue to delay planting progress as the June 17USDA Planting Progress report showed that 68% of intended corn acres and 50% of intended soybean acres have been planted in Ohio.

More of the Same

Author: Jim Noel

Wet conditions into July will impact additional planting but also harvesting crops. This includes wheat and hay. There is not much change from last week’s thinking. Overall, we expect above normal rainfall for the rest of June and likely into parts of July.

Don’t leave your fields naked if taking the prevent plant option on corn and soybean ground – Farms underwater won’t have a choice but farmers still have options.

Authors: Sarah Noggle, Alan Sundermeier, CCA

It’s been a rough spring for much of Ohio and the counties that have received the most rainfall typically have less than 20% of the county planted. Many unplanted acres remain across the Corn Belt and in Ohio. The decision to plant or not to plant still lingers in a farmer’s mind.

Corn of Many Colors

Authors: Alexander Lindsey, Steve Culman, Peter Thomison

As corn is emerging and beginning to grow, we are again seeing many colors present. In any given field, corn can appear dark green in sections, while other sections are yellow and occasionally purple.

Is your corn leaning?

Author: Peter Thomison

I have received several reports of corn leaning because of the high winds we have experienced recently along with the heavy rains. It is not uncommon for young plants to exhibit “lodging” as a result of strong winds.

How to store treated seed

Author: Anne Dorrance

Let me say upfront that much of the information in this piece is based on a study published (Crop Science 53:1086-1095 in 2013) by Dr. Susan Goggi’s lab and others at Iowa State University, Dept. of Agronomy & Seed Science Center.

Is there potential for early season frogeye?

Author: Anne Dorrance

Several pictures last week and over the weekend of leaves with tan centers and purple to burgundy ring around the outside.  These are symptoms of both some types of herbicide injury but frogeye leaf spot as well.  With frogeye, conidia will form on the underside of the lesion.  One of the ways to

Evaluating the Effects of NZone Max on Corn Nitrogen Efficiency in Ohio

Author: Steve Culman

NZone MaxTM is a commercial product by AgExplore International, LLC® (Parma, MO) designed to improve N efficiency by maintaining N in the ammonium form (NH4), slowing the conversion to nitrate (NO3).

Potato Leafhopper Scouting in Alfalfa and Red Clover

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel, Mark Sulc

Some alfalfa fields have been harvested for the first time and now is the time to scout the regrowth in those fields for potato leafhoppers (PLH).  At our Western Agricultural Research Center near South Charleston, OH the PLH numbers last week in early alfalfa regrowth were generally about half t

Don’t Delay Wheat Harvest (Well…If the weather cooperates)

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Pierce Paul

Wheat harvest date impacts both grain yield and quality. Delaying wheat harvest puts the crop at risk for increased disease, vomitoxin contamination, lodging, sprouting, and harvest loss.

New Podcast Episodes

Author: Amanda Douridas

The Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast has been releasing new episodes every other week since May 2018 and is set to release its 29th episode next Wednesday.

Upcoming Events

06/20
Lake Friendly Farming Research-Agronomy Day
06/20
Northwest Branch Field Day
07/16
West Ohio Precision Ag Field Day
07/18
CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes
08/27
Percision Ag Day: Sprayer Technology
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
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Amanda Douridas
Champaign County
David Dugan
Adams County
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Dean Kreager
Licking 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 Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
James Morris
Brown County
Jim Noel
National Weather Service
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Beth Scheckelhoff
Putnam County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
Alan Sundermeier, CCA
Wood County
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
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.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter June 4, 2019 – June 10, 2019
Editor: Sarah Noggle

Average Fall Freeze Dates for Corn Considerations

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Sam Custer

In last week’s C.O.R.N.

Using the Corn Growing Degree Day Decision Support Tool to select appropriate hybrid maturities for June

Authors: Allen Geyer, Peter Thomison

The Corn Growing Degree Day decision support tool allows one to choose any Corn Belt county, enter the planting date and hybrid maturity, and generate a graph that shows projected GDD accumulations thro

Switching hybrid maturities for June planting dates

Authors: Alexander Lindsey, Rich Minyo, Allen Geyer, Peter Thomison

Farmers who still anticipate planting corn for grain production should review their hybrid maturities to minimize the risk of corn not maturing safely prior to a killing fall freeze.

Cereal Leaf Beetles in Wheat

Authors: Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Populations of cereal leaf beetle are increasing in Ohio.  Although adults can feed on wheat, the larvae do most of the damage.  These larvae are small, gray and moist, and are covered with a substance resembling bird droppings.  Damaged wheat appears “frosted” as the cereal leaf beetle feeds and

Insecticidal Seed Treatments in Late-Planted Crops

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

Many producers are planting late this year due to continued wet weather and may be wondering how insecticidal seed treatments should factor into their planting decisions.  While individual situations vary, here are some rules of thumb to consider.

Fungicide for Scab Control: Late Application and Rain-fastness

Author: Pierce Paul

Most of the wheat fields in the northern half of the state reached anthesis last week. The remaining fields will reach this critical growth stage during this week.

Agronomic Field Day June 20

Author: Alan Sundermeier, CCA

The Northwest Ag Research Station will be hosting a field day on June 20  at 9 am emphasizing “Lake Friendly Farming Research”.   Topics include Soil Drainage research, precision fertilizer placement, ultra-early corn, manure nutrient balancing, and soil health.  Management of prevented planting

Upcoming Events

06/13
Cover Crop Workshop
06/20
Lake Friendly Farming Research-Agronomy Day
06/20
Northwest Branch Field Day
07/16
West Ohio Precision Ag Field Day
07/18
CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes
08/27
Percision Ag Day: Sprayer Technology
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
Amanda Bennett
Miami County
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County
Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility
Sam Custer
Darke County
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Amanda Douridas
Champaign County
Ken Ford
Fayette County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Dean Kreager
Licking 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 Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Rich Minyo 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
Beth Scheckelhoff
Putnam County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Alan Sundermeier, CCA
Wood County
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center
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.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter May 28, 2019 – June 3, 2019
Editor: Beth Scheckelhoff

2019 C.O.R.N. Articles Addressing Delayed Planting (published prior to May 28)

Author: Allen Geyer

Below is a list of 2019 Ohio State University Extension C.O.R.N. newsletter articles addressing the topic of delayed planting. This is a summary of articles published this season prior to the current issue (prior to May 28, 2019). Corn Related Articles

Prevented Planting…What’s That Again?

Authors: Eric Richer, CCA, Chris Bruynis

Wet conditions in Ohio and the Eastern Corn Belt has slowed (halted?) planting progress for Ohio producers. According to the May 20th Crop Progress Report by USDA National Ag Statistics Service, Ohio had only 9% corn planted.

Prevented Planning Decision Tools

Author: Sam Custer

We have reviewed two prevented planting decision tools that can serve as a resource in your decision making process with your crop insurance agent. Both tools also provide resources for determining replant decisions.

Corn vs. Soybeans in a Delayed Planting Scenario – Profit Scenarios

Author: Barry Ward

Wet weather and planting delays throughout much of Ohio and the eastern Cornbelt have many producers thinking about switching corn acres to soybeans or the taking the prevented planting option of their Multiple Peril Crop Insurance policy.

Forage Options for Prevented Planting Corn and Soybean Acres

Author: Stan Smith

Today, as we sit here on May 28, we know three things for certain:

More on Switching Corn Hybrid Maturities

Author: Peter Thomison

Corn GDD Tool to Identify “Safe” Hybrid Maturities for Late Planting.  Dr. Bob Nielsen at Purdue University has written an article describing a powerful decision aid, U2U Corn GDD Tool, which can be used to identify “safe” hybrid maturities for late planting.

Delayed Soybean Planting – A Yield Perspective

Author: Laura Lindsey

Across the state, soybean planting is still on-hold due to continued wet weather.

Current Weed Issues I: Controlling Weeds in Prevented Planting Areas

Author: Mark Loux

As we get closer to decisions about cropping versus prevented planting, weed control may be one of the factors to consider.  The season-long weediness of bare areas that occur in some crop fields from flooding and crop loss give a good idea of what can be in store on prevented planting acres.  So

Current Weed Issues II: Revised Herbicide Management Strategies for Late Planting

Author: Mark Loux

We’re running about a month behind in many cases, and with respect to weeds we are a month later than normal in implementing herbicide programs.  The most important thing to know about this is that we are well into the period of summer annual weed emergence, most of which occurs between early May

Forages Continue to Mature

Authors: Mark Sulc, Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Jeff Stachler

Forage stands that have survived this year continue to advance in maturity. Some producers in northeast Ohio were able to harvest last week, and many wet-wrapped the forage.

Speeding Up Hay Drying

Author: Mark Sulc

Author’s note: Most of this article is adapted with permission from an article published in Farm and Dairy on 2nd June 2010, available at htt

Upcoming Events

05/30
Fertilizer Recertification Opportunity
06/20
Lake Friendly Farming Research-Agronomy Day
07/16
West Ohio Precision Ag Field Day
07/18
CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes
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:
Mike Estadt
Pickaway County
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
David Marrison
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Alan Sundermeier, CCA
Wood County
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.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter May 14, 2019 – May 20, 2019
Editor: Beth Scheckelhoff

Windows for Planting Expected Next 2-3 Weeks

Author: Jim Noel

After a wet spring was forecasted since January, it appeared in April that a window would open in May. The rain total window has; however, the frequency window has not.

OARDC Branch Station Temperature (Air and Soil) and Precipitation Analysis

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the state have two and four inch soil temperatures monitored on an hourly basis. This will be the final soil temperature update this season.

Fertilizer and Manure Application Weather Forecast Tools

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

For those of you who sat in our Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, you already know about using the National Weather Service website to see and capture the seven-day forecast for manure or fertilizer applications.

Applying Manure to Newly Planted Crops

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Livestock producers across the state are dealing with manure storages that are extremely full.

Alfalfa Weevil

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

Cool weather has slowed everything down including insect growth and development, and we could see problems with alfalfa weevil later than typical this year.   Alfalfa fields should be scouted weekly for weevils until at least the first harvest.  Followup scouting may be needed after harvest in he

Managing Big, Wet Cover Crops

Author: Mark Loux

Managing cover crops in a year like this can challenge even those with the most experience.  A few suggestions regarding termination of covers:

Unexpected Damage on Cry1F by European Corn Borer in Nova Scotia, Canada

Authors: Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

In 2018, our entomologist colleagues confirmed unexpected damage to Cry1F corn by European corn borer (ECB) in a few corn fields in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Corn in these fields were single-traited, i.e. they only expressed the Cry1F toxin.

CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Amanda Douridas

Save The Date: 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 and additional details to follow.

Upcoming Events

06/20
Lake Friendly Farming Research-Agronomy Day
07/16
West Ohio Precision Ag Field Day
07/18
CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes
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:
Mark Badertscher
Hardin County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Debbie Brown, CCA
Shelby County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Amanda Douridas
Champaign County
Mike Estadt
Pickaway County
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Ashtabula County
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Dean Kreager
Licking County
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
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.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter May 7, 2019 – May 14, 2019
Editor: Beth Scheckelhoff

OARDC Branch Station Temperature (Air and Soil) and Precipitation Analysis

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

We are once again providing soil temperatures in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter for spring 2019. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the state have two and four inch soil temperatures monitored on an hourly basis.

Recommendations for Late Planted Soybeans

Author: Laura Lindsey

Persistent wet weather is likely to push soybean planting into late May-early June in many areas of the state. Late planting reduces the cultural practice options for row spacing, seeding rate, and relative maturity.

Delayed Planting Effects on Corn Yield: A “Historical” Perspective

Authors: Allen Geyer, Peter Thomison

According to the USDA/NASS, for the week ending May 5, only 2% of Ohio’s projected corn acreage was planted – compared to 20% last year and 27% for the five-year average. Persistent rains and saturated soil conditions have delayed corn planting.

Will Planting Delays Require Switching Corn Hybrid Maturities?

Author: Peter Thomison

According to the USDA/NASS, for the week ending May 5, only 2% of Ohio’s projected corn acreage was planted – compared to 20% last year and 27% for the five-year average. Persistent rains and saturated soil conditions have delayed corn planting.

Getting Corn Off to a Good Start – Planting Depth Can Make a Difference

Authors: K. Nemergut, Alexander Lindsey, Peter Thomison

Planting depth recommendations for Ohio are 1.5 to 2 inches deep to ensure adequate moisture uptake and seed-soil contact.

It’s All About the Weed Seedbank – Part 2: Where Has All the Waterhemp Come From?

Author: Mark Loux

Weed populations are constantly shifting, in response to the pressure from our cultural and herbicide use practices, and how good our management of weeds is (or isn’t).  Two weeks ago in CORN, we wrote about the apparent decline in marestail in parts of the state, although in subsequent communica

CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Amanda Douridas

Save The Date: 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 and additional details to follow.

Upcoming Events

07/18
CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes
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
Debbie Brown, CCA
Shelby County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Amanda Douridas
Champaign County
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Mary Griffith
Madison County
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Dean Kreager
Licking County
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Dennis Riethman
Mercer County
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Alan Sundermeier, CCA
Wood County
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
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.

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter April 2, 2019 – April 8, 2019
Editor: Debbie Brown, CCA

Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

Authors: Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Mark Sulc

The winter of 2019 has seen a lot of variability including large temperature swings, snow cover, no snow cover, rain, sleet and ice.  One constant for most areas of the state is that soils have remained wet and/or saturated throughout the fall and winter period.  Add all of this together and ther

New Requirements to Apply Dicamba!

Author: Jennifer Andon

As of October of 2018, the EPA announced that the registration for dicamba will be extended for two years for over-the top use of dicamba resistant corn and soybeans.  Additionally, new regulations now require that to mix, load or apply dicamba, you must be a licensed pesticide applicator.  The t

The Haney Test for Soil Health

Author: Alan Sundermeier, CCA

The Haney test was developed by Rick Haney of United States Department of Agriculture-Ag Research Service in Temple, Texas.

Honey Bee Health around Grain Crops

Authors: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA, Barb Bloetscher, Reed Johnson

The National Corn Growers Association in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition recently published Corn Best Management Practices for honey bee health. The team who developed the BMPs was comprised of growers as well as beekeepers and businesses that deal with these crops.

Keep an Eye Out for Water Quality Risk This Spring

Author: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

Research measuring nutrient losses from surface and subsurface drainage in Ohio indicates that not all fields contribute equally to various water quality issues.

Estimating Wheat Yield With Stem Counts

Author: Laura Lindsey

Between planting in the fall and Feekes 4 growth stage (beginning of erect growth) in the spring, winter wheat is vulnerable to environmental stress such as freezing temperatures with limited snow cover, saturated soils, and freeze-thaw cycles that cause soil heaving.

Tri-State Farm Bill Summit

Author: Sam Custer

The 2018 Farm Bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, now awaits implementation by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agencies like the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Services, Risk Management Agency and many others.

Weather Outlook Podcast

Author: Amanda Douridas

Listen in on Wednesday to the new Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast episode featuring Aaron Wilson, researcher with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Extension. Wilson covers weather conditions as we head into planting and an outlook for the growing season.

Fertilizer Certification for New Applicators

Author: Chris Zoller

Are you certified to apply fertilizer?  If you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of land to crops grown primarily for sale, you need to hold a fertilizer certificate from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension

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
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Dean Kreager
Licking County
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Dennis Riethman
Mercer County
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Ted Wiseman
Perry County