CORN Newsletter – Forage Stands and Establishing

April 2, 2024 – April 8, 2024

 

Editor: Rob Leeds

 

Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 1

Author: Aaron Wilson

Soil Temperatures and Moisture

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Assessing Forage Stands and Winter Damage

Authors: Kyle Verhoff, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Spring is here and now is a great time to walk fields and note how the forages faired. Winter damage is difficult to predict and the variability of temperatures this past winter across the state can present some difficult conditions for forages.

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Battle for the Belt – Season 2, Episode 1: Kick-Off

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Taylor Dill, Osler Ortez, Joe Davlin

Year 2 of Battle for the Belt kicked-off with corn and soybean planting on March 25 at the Western Agricultural Research Station in Clark County:

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Spring Forage Establishment

Authors: Kyle Verhoff, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

As soil temperatures rise and the chances of a morning frost decline, the window to spring-establish forages is open. In the spring, the combination of weather and plenty to do make planting opportunities scarce.

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Scouting Early Alfalfa Weevil Activity

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel, Maggie Lewis, Kyle Verhoff

Alfalfa weevils are one of the two key alfalfa pests in Ohio and now is the time to brush up on the scouting procedure and to add reminders to scout onto your calendar.

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About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nic Baumer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Kate Hornyak
Program Coordinator

 

Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Maggie Lewis

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ryan McMichael
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ricardo Ribeiro
Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Parana (Brazil)

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kendra Stahl
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ben Torrance
State Statistician

 

Jacob Winters
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

C.O.R.N. Newsletter: 2024-05

February 27, 2024 – March 4, 2024
Editor: Amanda Bennett

Spring Planting Weather/Climate Outlook

Author: Jim Noel

Spring is quickly approaching. The question is, what is in store for planting season from Mother Nature?

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Growers and Retailers Needed: Understanding Yield Response to K Applications in Ohio

Authors: John Fulton, Aaron Heilers

Potassium (K) is a key nutrient for growing profitable crops in Ohio.  Recently in Ohio, consultants, retailers, and farmers have been concerned that soil K values have been decreasing.  One cause for this decrease is higher soybean and corn yields leading to higher K removal ra

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Please Participate! Using Data-Driven Knowledge for Profitable Soybean Management Systems

Author: Laura Lindsey

Help us help you grow more profitable soybeans through the power of data science.

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EPA’s Existing Stocks Order for Dicamba Use in 2024

Authors: Alyssa Essman, Peggy Hall

On February 6th, 2024 the registration of the three dicamba products labeled for over-the-top applications (OTT) in soybean were vacated by a federal court in Arizona. Read more about this in the previous C.O.R.N.

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Ohio’s Premier Ag Conference March 12-13 in Ada

Authors: Mark Badertscher, Randall Reeder

Sixty outstanding presenters with topics on agronomic crops, soil health, nutrient management, water quality, carbon, and precision agriculture technology will bring approximately 800 participants to Ada, Ohio March 12-13.

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Battle for the Belt Winter Meetings- In-Person in March!

Authors: Osler Ortez, Laura Lindsey, Taylor Dill, Dean Kreager, Ken Ford, Mike Estadt, Mark Badertscher

What crop has the smallest yield penalty for delayed planting?

Read more 

Savvy Full Season Soybean Management Webinar Series

Author: Laura Lindsey

Science for Success is hosting a three-part virtual webinar series to discuss strategies farmers can utilize to optimize soybean yield.

Read more 

2024 Corn College and Soybean School Recordings Available

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Amanda Douridas, CCA

Did you miss our Corn College and Soybean School webinar? We have you covered!

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About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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.

CORN Newsletter

January 30 – February 5, 2024

 

Editor: Clifton Martin, CCA

 

Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) 2023 Results

Authors: Rich Minyo, Osler Ortez

The Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) was started in Ohio in 1972. To date, it has a history of 50+ years. The purpose of OCPT is to evaluate corn hybrids for grain yield and other important agronomic characteristics.

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Crop Response to Phosphorus Fertilizer in Ohio

Authors: Dr. Manbir Rakkar, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

Phosphorus (P) is an essential plant nutrient and P fertilizers are added to supplement the soil’s available P. There are economic and environmental benefits to making informed decisions about P fertilizer use.

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Winter Application of Manure in Ohio

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Most producers have had the needed dry weather this fall to get livestock manure applied to fields. However, a wetter than normal corn crop and full elevators, did delay corn harvest longer than normal in some areas.

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2024 Ohio Weeds University Regional Locations Set

Authors: Sarah Noggle, Ken Ford

OSU Extension invites crop producers, CCAs, and agribusinesses to attend a regional 2024 Ohio State Weeds University on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at locations across the state.

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Battle for the Belt Winter Meetings- Virtual on February 2 & In-Person in March!

Authors: Osler Ortez, Laura Lindsey, Taylor Dill, Amanda Douridas, CCA, Dean Kreager, Ken Ford, Mike Estadt, Mark Badertscher

Register (https://go.osu.edu/cornsoy) today for our Virtual Corn College & Soybean School held on Friday, February 2, which will include a ‘Battle for the Belt’ discussion in the mornin

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2024 Northwest Ohio Agronomy Crops Day February 7

Author: Alan Leininger

Henry County will be hosting the 2024 Northwest Ohio Agronomy Crops Day on February 7th, 2024.

Read more

 

Upcoming Events

 

January 15

 

2024 Central Ohio Agronomy School: “The Nuts & Bolts About Corn & Soybean Production”

 

January 22

 

2024 Central Ohio Agronomy School: “The Nuts & Bolts About Corn & Soybean Production”

 

January 29

 

2024 Central Ohio Agronomy School: “The Nuts & Bolts About Corn & Soybean Production”

 

February 5

 

2024 Central Ohio Agronomy School: “The Nuts & Bolts About Corn & Soybean Production”

 

February 6

 

2024 Allen County Ag Outlook and Agronomy Day

 

February 8

 

Grower Panel – Cover Crop Info Drop webinar

 

February 21

 

2024 Weeds University

 

March 7

 

What’s the Beef with Soil Health and Livestock? webinar

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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.

CORN Newsletter

 

November 21 – December 4

 

Editor: Mark Badertscher

 

2023 Preharvest Weeds Survey

Author: Alyssa Essman

Each year just before harvest, the weed science team at OSU spends some time driving across the state and evaluating weed escapes in soybean fields. This year, 4027 fields were evaluated across 46 of the top soybean producing counties.

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Virtual Soil Health Tour showcasing best management practices in Northwest Ohio

Authors: Rachel Cochran, CCA, Sarah Noggle

Ohio State University Extension and The Nature Conservancy are partnering for the third year in a row to provide a platform showcasing farms around Northwest Ohio that are utilizing soil health-promoting practices.  These virtual stops include photos, videos, and interview

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Certified Livestock Managers Webinar Series

Author: Jocelyn Birt

Join the Ohio State University Water Quality Extension Associates for the last installment of the Certified Livestock Mangers Webinar series for 2023.

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Certified Crop Adviser CEU Credits Available

Author: Nic Baumer

The Ohio State University Extension Agronomic Crops Team has developed an online, self-paced course for Certified Crop Advisers to earn CEU credits.

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Upcoming Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Preparation Class

Author: Lee Beers, CCA

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), but are intimidated by the exams? You should consider attending the Ohio CCA Pre-Exam Preparation Class offered by Ohio State University Extension.

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Register Today for the 2024 Soil Health Webinar Series

Authors: Stephanie Karhoff, CCA, Dr. Manbir Rakkar, Sarah Noggle, Rachel Cochran, CCA

Are you interested in improving soil health and better measuring its impact on crop yield and farm profitability? Then make plans to join us for the 2024 Soil Health Webinar series on January 11, February 8, and March 7 at 8:00 a.m.

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Upcoming Events

 

January 11

 

Soil Health: Who’s the J.A.M at OSU? webinar

 

February 8

 

Grower Panel – Cover Crop Info Drop webinar

 

March 7

 

What’s the Beef with Soil Health and Livestock? webinar

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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

 

Nic Baumer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jocelyn Birt
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Caden Buschur
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rachel Cochran, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate, Defiance, Van Wert, Paulding Counties

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Alyssa Essman
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jim Ippolito
Professor

 

Doug Karcher
Chair, Horticulture and Crop Science

 

Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
State Specialist, Soybean Pathology

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jordan Penrose
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kendra Stahl
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kyle Verhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jacob Winters
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

CORN Newsletter – Corn Drydown

October 31 – November 6

 

Editor: Ryan McMichael

 

Corn Drydown Podcast

Authors: Amanda Douridas, CCA, Elizabeth Hawkins

Many corn fields across Ohio are sitting above 25% moisture and farmers may be wondering how much drying action will occur in the next few weeks.

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Considerations for Drying High Moisture Corn

Authors: Elizabeth Hawkins, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Corn harvest progress in Ohio has been behind pace as field drying has been slower than expected. Currently only 29% of the corn crop has been harvested compared to a 5-year average of 49%.

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The EPA’s Proposed Herbicide Strategy and What it Means for Herbicide Use

Author: Alyssa Essman

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 was passed by Congress in an effort to protect endangered species and their habitats.

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OSU Extension Weather Extremes Committee and the State Climate Office of Ohio to Host Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes Conference

Author: Aaron Wilson

Weather is almost always a challenge for agriculture, and  good management strategies for dealing with water, weeds, pests, diseases, and stress are all part of being climate-smart.

Read more

 

Upcoming Events

 

November 30

 

Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes Conference

 

January 4

 

2024 Ohio State Organic Grains Conference

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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:

 

Chris Allen
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jocelyn Birt
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Caden Buschur
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Alyssa Essman
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Maggie Lewis

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
State Specialist, Soybean Pathology

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kendra Stahl
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kyle Verhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Jacob Winters
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

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, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

CORN Newsletter

August 29 – September 4, 2023

 

Editor: Rob Leeds

 

Late-season Pigweed Scouting

Author: Alyssa Essman

Pigweed plants that escaped POST applications or emerged after can now be seen above soybean canopies. Especially important are waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, as these species pose increased economic and management concerns.

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Corn Yield Forecasts as of August 23, 2023

Author: Osler Ortez

Most of the corn acreage in Ohio is now at grain filling stages.

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Meet Your Soil Fertility Extension State Specialist- Dr. Manbir Rakkar

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Stephanie Karhoff, CCA, Amanda Douridas, CCA
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Lep Monitoring Network Update #17 – Fall Armyworm Monitoring Starting Across Ohio

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Suranga Basnagala , Mark Badertscher, Nic Baumer, Frank Becker, Lee Beers, CCA, Trevor Corboy, Nick Eckel, Allen Gahler, Mary Jo Hassen, Alan Leininger, Ed Lentz, CCA, Kendall Lovejoy, Clifton Martin, CCA, Jordan Penrose, Beth Scheckelhoff, Frank Thayer, Brooks Warner, Kayla Wyse, Curtis Young, CCA, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Introduction

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Join OABA and OSU Extension for the 4R Technology Review Field Day on September 6

Author: Elizabeth Hawkins

The Ohio Agribusiness Association and Ohio State University Extension invite you to the 4R Technology Review Field Day.

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Wheat Management and Input Survey

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Matthew Hankinson

This fall, with funding from Ohio Corn and Wheat, we will begin a new project ‘The Wheat to Beat’ to identify management practices of interest to farmers that improve wheat yield, profitability, and quality. This project will include a ‘people’s choice treatment’.

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Battle for the Belt: Episode 25

Authors: Taylor Dill, Laura Lindsey, Osler Ortez, Amanda Douridas, CCA, Grant Davis, CCA

Episode 25 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxBTpyfpSZo

Read more

 

Upcoming Events

 

September 12

 

Farm Science Review Agronomy College

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nic Baumer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jocelyn Birt
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Caden Buschur
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pressley Buurma
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rachel Cochran, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate, Defiance, Van Wert, Paulding Counties

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock

 

Jeffory A. Hattey
Professor

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Doug Karcher
Chair, Horticulture and Crop Science

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Courtney Krieger
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ryan McMichael
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Marina Miquilini
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jordan Penrose
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dr. Manbir Rakkar

 

Ricardo Ribeiro
Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Parana (Brazil)

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kendra Stahl
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Brooks Warner
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

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, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

 

CORN Newsletter

 

August 22 – August 28, 2023

 

Editor: Rob Leeds

 

Weather Update: Cranking up the Heat

Author: Aaron Wilson

Summary

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Stay Vigilant for Red Crown Rot of Soybean

Authors: Stephanie Karhoff, CCA, Horacio Lopez-Nicora
Read more

 

Poultry Litter Application

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Stockpiles of poultry litter can be seen in farm fields across Ohio.

Read more

 

Lep Monitoring Network Update #16 – WBC Numbers Continue to Decrease

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Suranga Basnagala , Mark Badertscher, Nic Baumer, Frank Becker, Trevor Corboy, Thomas deHaas, Allen Gahler, Don Hammersmith, Mary Jo Hassen, Ed Lentz, CCA, Kendall Lovejoy, Les Ober, CCA, Jordan Penrose, Mike Sunderman, Frank Thayer, Kyle Verhoff, Brooks Warner, Kayla Wyse, Curtis Young, CCA, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Introduction

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Battle for the Belt: Episode 24

Authors: Taylor Dill, Laura Lindsey, Osler Ortez

Episode 24 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO3o-o9ySQQ

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Register Today for Northwest Agronomic Field Day

Authors: Stephanie Karhoff, CCA, Nick Eckel

Don’t miss out on your chance to interact with OSU Extension Specialists and take a deep dive into new corn and soybean practices at the 2023 Northwest Agronomic Field Day on Thursday, August 31 at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station.

Read more

 

Upcoming Events

 

August 29

 

Manure Management and Field Spill Prevention Demonstration

 

August 31

 

Northwest Agronomic Field Day

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nic Baumer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jocelyn Birt
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jeffory A. Hattey
Professor

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jim Ippolito
Professor

 

Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jordan Penrose
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ricardo Ribeiro
Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Parana (Brazil)

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

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, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

 

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CORN Newsletter

July 18 – 24

 

Editor: Stephanie Karhoff, CCA

 

Options for Short Season Summer Fall Forages

Authors: Bill Weiss, Mark Sulc, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Short-season forages planted in late summer can be sources of highly digestible fiber in ruminant livestock rations. There are several excellent forage options that can be considered for no-till or conventional tillage plantings in the late summer or early fall planting window.

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Southwest Ohio Corn Growers & Fayette County Agronomy Field Day: Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Author: Ken Ford

Fayette County is known for its rich heritage in the agricultural industry. What better place for an agronomy, precision agriculture, and agricultural technology field day?

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Remember the Soybean Aphid?

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

You know how at the end of the horror movie there’s always some hint that the monster may come back?  We don’t know if this year will be “Soybean Aphid 11: The Return,” but there are some hints that you might want to pay attention to your beans and keep an eye out for this pest.

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Battle for the Belt: Episode 19

Authors: Osler Ortez, Taylor Dill, Laura Lindsey
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Register for Drainage Field Day

Author: Nic Baumer

The Ohio State University at Lima will host a Drainage Installation Field Day on the campus farm on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

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Corn Yield Forecasts as of July 13, 2023

Author: Osler Ortez

Corn is progressing nicely across most of the state.

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Lep Monitoring Network Update #10 – Time to Scout for WBC!

Authors: Kylie Harbert, Stephanie Pflaum, Amy Raudenbush, Suranga Basnagala , Mark Badertscher, Nic Baumer, Frank Becker, Lee Beers, CCA, Trevor Corboy, Tom Dehaas, Dirk Dempsey, Nick Eckel, Allen Gahler, Don Hammersmith, Jamie Hampton, Andrew Holden, Mary Jo Hassen, Alan Leininger, Ed Lentz, CCA, Kendall Lovejoy, Les Ober, CCA, Jordan Penrose, Clifton Martin, CCA, Sarah Noggle, Beth Scheckelhoff, Mike Sunderman, Frank Thayer, Kyle Verhoff, Brooks Warner, Kayla Wyse, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

The Ohio Lep Network is continuing to monitor moth pests across Ohio.

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POSTPONED: OSU Extension Weather Extremes Committee and the State Climate Office of Ohio to Host Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes

Author: Aaron Wilson

Due to less than anticipated registration, the Weather Extremes Committee has made the decision to postpone Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes that was to take place on July 20, 2023.

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Upcoming Events

 

July 19

 

2023 Western Agronomy Field Day

 

July 20

 

In-Field and Edge-of-Field Conservation Practice Field Day

 

July 25

 

Drainage field day at Ohio State Lima campus farm scheduled for July 25

 

August 3

 

Manure Science Review

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nic Baumer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jocelyn Birt
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Caden Buschur
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pressley Buurma
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management

 

Rachel Cochran, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate, Defiance, Van Wert, Paulding Counties

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jamie Hampton
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Courtney Krieger
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Rob Leeds
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
State Specialist, Soybean Pathology

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ryan McMichael
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Osler Ortez
State Specialist, Corn & Emerging Crops

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Jordan Penrose
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology

 

Kyle Verhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Brooks Warner
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

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, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

CORN Newsletter

July 11 – 17

 

Editor: Stephanie Karhoff, CCA

 

Nutrient Value of Wheat Straw

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Eric Richer, CCA, Ed Lentz, CCA

Before removing straw from the field, it is important for farmers to understand the nutrient value. Though we have seen some softening of the 2022 fertilizer prices, P and K fertilizer prices remain higher than normal.

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Smoke from Wildfires Affecting Ohio Agriculture? Or Some Other Stressors?

Authors: Andy Londo, Alexander Lindsey, Laura Lindsey, Horacio Lopez-Nicora, Wanderson Novais

Wildland fires in Canada this year have so far burned over 20 million acres with approximately 4 million of those acres in Quebec.

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2023 Northwest Agronomic Field Day

Authors: Nick Eckel, Stephanie Karhoff, CCA

Join us at the 2023 Agronomic Field Day, where we will be discussing new corn and soybean practices you can apply on your farm. Topics this year include the following:

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Manure Science Review Coming Thursday August 3rd

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

The annual Manure Science Review will be held on Thursday August 3rd in Defiance County from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Innovative Ag, 10366 OH 249, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

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Battle for the Belt: Episode 18

Authors: Taylor Dill, Laura Lindsey, Alexander Lindsey, Osler Ortez

Episode 18 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1ht5SvBiRg

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OSU Extension Weather Extremes Committee and the State Climate Office of Ohio to Host Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes

Author: Aaron Wilson

Weather is almost always a challenge for agriculture, and  good management strategies for dealing with water, weeds, pests, diseases, and stress are all part of being climate-smart.

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Weather Update: A Slow Drought Improvement

Author: Aaron Wilson

The last two weeks have brought a continued active pattern across Ohio, with numerous showers and storms hitting just about every corner of the state.

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Defoliation in Soybean and Corn, and Japanese Beetle Watch

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

We have been receiving reports of higher-than-typical Japanese beetle activity in horticultural settings (e.g., ornamentals, home gardens) and this may be a warning sign to watch for them in field crops too.  Also, there are many weedy fields because of the difficult

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Corn Yield Forecasts for 2023

Author: Osler Ortez

Corn is progressing nicely across most of the state after well-needed rains (Figure 1). Starting in mid-July 2023, the Yield Forecasting Center plans to provide corn phenology (stages) and forecasts of corn yield potential every three weeks.

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Herbicide Injury

Author: Alyssa Essman

The 2023 growing season has brought a range of stress inducing weather patterns, from drought to waterlogging. Stressful conditions can make crop plants more susceptible to injury from postemergence herbicides.

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Lep Monitoring Network Update #10 – Trap Counts for CEW, WBC, and ECB (IA & NY)

Authors: Kylie Harbert, Stephanie Pflaum, Amy Raudenbush, Suranga Basnagala , Mark Badertscher, Frank Becker, Trevor Corboy, Nick Eckel, Allen Gahler, Jamie Hampton, Mary Jo Hassen, Alan Leininger, Ed Lentz, CCA, Kendall Lovejoy, Les Ober, CCA, Jordan Penrose, Beth Scheckelhoff, Mike Sunderman, Frank Thayer, Kayla Wyse, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel

The Ohio Lep Network is continuing to monitor moth pests across Ohio.

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Upcoming Events

 

July 12

 

2023 Weed Science Field Day

 

July 14

 

Southeastern Ohio Hay Day

 

July 19

 

2023 Western Agronomy Field Day

 

July 20

 

Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes

 

July 20

 

In-Field and Edge-of-Field Conservation Practice Field Day

 

July 25

 

Drainage field day at Ohio State Lima campus farm scheduled for July 25

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nic Baumer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Caden Buschur
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pressley Buurma
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Alyssa Essman
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Kendall Lovejoy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Marina Miquilini
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Osler Ortez
State Specialist, Corn & Emerging Crops

 

Ricardo Ribeiro
Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Parana (Brazil)

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology

 

Kyle Verhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

CORN Newsletter

2023-20

 

Editor: Sarah Noggle

 

Battle for the Belt: Episode 16

Authors: Taylor Dill, Laura Lindsey, Osler Ortez, Lynn Ault, Jenna Moore

Episode 16 of Battle for the Belt is now available:

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Potassium in Corn

Authors: Amanda Douridas, CCA, Stephanie Karhoff, CCA, Elizabeth Hawkins, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

Much of our early planted corn has exhibited signs of potassium deficiency after going through the May to early June dry spell. This article is a basic reminder of how potassium works in the plant so you can make informed decisions on whether you need to apply more potassium.

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LEP Monitoring Network Update #7 – Trap Counts for CEW and ECB (IA & NY)

Authors: Stephanie Pflaum, Rebecca DiScipio, Amy Raudenbush, Suranga Basnagala , Mark Badertscher, Trevor Corboy, Jamie Hampton, Mary Jo Hassen, Clifton Martin, CCA, Curtis Young, CCA, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Introduction

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Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day returns!

Author: James Jasinski

This year’s Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day – The nation’s premier event for mechanical weeding tools – will take place on Wednesday, September 27, at The Ohio State University, CFAES Wooster campus.

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Weather Update: Unsettled Weather Continues

Author: Aaron Wilson

Summary

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Dates set for ODA Pesticide Collection across Ohio

Author: Beth Scheckelhoff

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (May 3, 2023) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) will be sponsoring three collection events for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides. This year, the collections are happening in Morgan, Putnam, and Miami counties on the following days and locations:

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Drainage field day at Ohio State Lima campus farm scheduled for July 25

Author: Nic Baumer

The Ohio State University at Lima will host a Drainage Installation Field Day on the campus farm on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

Read more

 

Upcoming Events

 

July 6

 

West Central Ohio Hay Day

 

July 12

 

2023 Weed Science Field Day

 

July 20

 

Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes

 

July 20

 

In-Field and Edge-of-Field Conservation Practice Field Day

 

July 25

 

Drainage field day at Ohio State Lima campus farm scheduled for July 25

 

August 9

 

ODA pesticide collection – Morgan County

 

August 10

 

ODA Pesticide Collection – Putnam County

 

August 22

 

ODA Pesticide Collection – Miami County

 

September 27

 

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Day

 

About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nic Baumer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Thomas Becker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rachel Cochran, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate, Defiance, Van Wert, Paulding Counties

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Alyssa Essman
Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jamie Hampton
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Doug Karcher
Chair, Horticulture and Crop Science

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Courtney Krieger
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Maggie Lewis

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Ryan McMichael
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology

 

Marina Miquilini
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Osler Ortez
State Specialist, Corn & Emerging Crops

 

Jordan Penrose
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Kendra Stahl
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kyle Verhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kayla Wyse
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

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, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.