New Enlist Labels – When Enlist is Outlawed, Only Outlaws……

Sometimes you’d like the s**t to stop hitting the fan just long enough to get cleaned up, but you can’t get a break. Like when you’re in the middle of an endless pandemic, a worldwide shipping fiasco, herbicide scarcities and price increases, and parts shortages. And just when you had it worked out to use Enlist herbicides on Enlist soybeans for 2022 so you wouldn’t have to deal with dicamba, their use is no longer legal in your county. We’re trying to find something reassuring to say here, but there’s not much.  The USEPA issued a new seven-year registration for Enlist One and Enlist Duo, valid through January 2029.  Changes include a revised application cutoff for soybeans, “through R1” that replaces “up to R2” on previous labels, and the addition of a slew of spray nozzles to the approved nozzle list.  The most significant change for Ohio is that due to changes in Endangered Species information, Enlist One and Enlist Duo cannot be used in 12 Ohio counties:  Athens, Butler, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. We contacted Corteva to see if this was likely to change anytime soon, and got no assurances of this, although the PR information they have distributed indicates it is possible.

This really couldn’t happen at a worse time for growers in these counties. We lack solid information on herbicide availability and price, and it’s a fluid situation, but it appears that glyphosate and glufosinate can be in short supply, and prices high.  Glyphosate resistance in key weed species makes us dependent on POST soybean herbicide systems based on the use of glufosinate (Liberty etc), dicamba (XtendiMax/Engenia), or 2,4-D (Enlist One/Duo). The Enlist system allows the use of glyphosate, glufosinate, and 2,4-D, and combinations of these.  While Enlist soybeans are tolerant of other 2,4-D products, Enlist One and Duo are the approved 2,4-D products for all POST applications to Enlist soybeans, and any preplant or preemergence applications that occur less than 7 days before planting or anytime after planting.  As far as we know, this prohibition of use does not apply to legal uses of other 2,4-D products.  Some things to consider here:

– Some growers/applicators were planning on omitting glyphosate from burndown and/or POST applications.  In the Enlist system, this increases the overall importance of the 2,4-D in these applications.  Where the Enlist products cannot be used, revaluation of the mixture is warranted.  It may be necessary to use glyphosate, or an alternative 2,4-D product in the burndown (with a 7-day wait to plant), or other herbicides, such as Sharpen or Gramoxone.

– The most obvious replacement for Enlist products in POST applications is glufosinate since glyphosate won’t control most populations of ragweed, waterhemp, or marestail.  Growers going this route should check on availability and price immediately since supply seems to be finite.  For those in the 12 counties who are unwilling or unable to use glufosinate, the Enlist soybean essentially becomes a RoundupReady soybean with respect to herbicide use.

– Most users of glufosinate supplement the grass control by including either glyphosate or a POST grass herbicide such as clethodim.  Glufosinate is weak on barnyardgrass and yellow foxtail, volunteer corn, and large grasses in general.

– While spray volume and nozzle type are not that critical for the effectiveness of 2,4-D and glyphosate, glufosinate requires these to be optimized to maximize activity.  Most growers tell us that for glufosinate, 20 gpa works better than lower spray volumes.  The nozzles that work well to minimize off-target movement of Enlist products may not be optimum for glufosinate.

– Where 2,4-D cannot be used in the POST, the effectiveness of the residual herbicides used becomes more important.  Glufosinate applied alone or with just a grass herbicide can be less effective on certain broadleaf species, and large weeds in general, compared with mixtures of 2,4-D with glufosinate or glyphosate.  We recommend using residual herbicides at planting, and possibly increasing herbicide rates and the overall complexity of the mixture.

Information we have received from Corteva includes several documents with explanation of label changes and restrictions, and supplemental labels for Enlist One and Enlist Duo.  Aside from this, we don’t know any more than anyone else.

//  C.O.R.N. NEWSLETTER  //  2022-02  //  NEW ENLIST LABELS – WHEN ENLIST IS OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS……

Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey 2022 Responses Requested

The Ohio Farm Custom Rates Survey data collection has launched once again. The online survey for 2022 is available at: https://go.osu.edu/ohiofarmcustomratesurvey2022

A large number of Ohio farmers hire machinery operations and other farm-related work to be completed by others. This is often due to lack of proper equipment, lack of time, or lack of expertise for a particular operation.  Many farm business owners do not own equipment for every possible job that they may encounter in the course of operating a farm and may, instead of purchasing the equipment needed, seek out someone with the proper tools necessary to complete the job. This farm work completed by others is often referred to as “custom farm work” or more simply “custom work”. A “custom rate” is the amount agreed upon by both parties to be paid by the custom work customer to the custom work provider.

Custom farming providers and customers often negotiate an agreeable custom farming machinery rate by utilizing Extension surveys results as a starting point. Ohio State University Extension collects surveys and publishes survey results from the Ohio Farm Custom Survey every other year. This year we are updating our published custom farm rates for Ohio.

We kindly request your assistance in securing up-to-date information about farm custom work rates, machinery and building rental rates, and hired labor costs in Ohio.

This year we have an online survey set up that anyone can access. We would ask that you respond even if you know only a few rates.  We want information on actual rates, either what you paid to hire custom work or what you charged if you perform custom work. Custom Rates should include all ownership costs of implement & tractor (if needed), operator labor, fuel, and lube. If fuel is not included in your custom rate charge there is a place on the survey to indicate this.

 You may access the survey at: https://go.osu.edu/ohiofarmcustomratesurvey2022

If you prefer a document that you can print out and fill out by hand to return, email Barry Ward at ward.8@osu.edu

The deadline to complete the survey is March 31, 2022.

 

Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management

OSU Extension, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Livestock News

Beef Cattle

Three new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1276 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Cold stress on cows results from not only the cold but also the wind, snow, rain, and mud. This week Steve Boyles discusses managing those factors.

Articles this week include:
* Cold Stress and Beef Cows
* The Top Ten New Years’ Resolutions for Cow/Calf Producers
* Three Questions for the 2022 Cattle Market

Small Ruminants

Forages for Horses Series

The virtual Forages for Horses course will consist of three 90-minute webinars offering a variety of pasture and management topics. Once registered, attendees will be granted access to the online course including the webinars and complementary resources. Participants that attend all three webinars will have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. Registered participants will also receive their choice of a curriculum binder or USB drive of the traditional course by mail.

Thursday, January 20th 7:00 PM

Hay analysis and Feeding Different Classes of Horses 

Thursday, February 17th 7:00 PM 

Nutrition and Parasites 

Thursday, March 17th 7:00 PM

Pasture and Weed Management, Soil Fertility, and Species Selection 

​The cost of the course is $75 which includes a digital copy of the Forages for Horses Manual. A physical copy may be added to the cart at checkout. Current and new members of the Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council are eligible for a $15 discount on registration. Register by visiting: https://go.osu.edu/foragesforhorsesregistration.

 

Tri-State Green Industry Conference

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Sharonville Convention Center

11355 Chester Rd

Cincinnati, OH  45246


 Ohio Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits:

    • Ohio Commercial Applicator Credits (17.5 total hrs.):  CORE = 3 hrs.; 2B = 1 hr.; 3A = 1 hr.; 4A = 1 hr.; 5 = 1.5 hrs.; 6A = 3 hrs.; 6B = 1 hr.; 6D = 2 hrs., 8 = 4 hrs.
    • Ohio Private Applicator Credits (16.5 total hrs.): CORE = 3 hrs.; 3 = 1 hr.; 4 = 4 hrs.; 5 = 2 hrs.; 7 = 6.5 hrs.
  • Kentucky Credits:  Pending
  • Indiana Credits:  Pending

 ISA Credential CEUs:

  • Certified Arborist = 15.25; Utility Specialist = 7.75; Municipal Specialist = 15.25; Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA)-Science = 6.25; BCMA-Practice = 3; BCMA-Management = 6; Tree Worker (TW) Climber Specialist = 6; TW Aerial Lift Specialist = 6

 Early Bird Registration – $80.00

Must be received by midnight, Monday, January 17th

 Click this Hotlink to Register NOWhttps://go.osu.edu/2022tri_state_gic

 Seating is limited:  Don’t be turned away!

  • After January 17:  Registration fees increase significantly!
Type of Registration Fee
Early Bird Registration (before midnight, Monday, January 17th) $80.00
Student Registration $25.00
Late Registration (after January 17th) $125.00
On-Site Registration (at the door, February 3; Lunch will not be included) $150.00

Plan Your Day:

 “Schedule At-A-Glance” shows program topics, speakers, and times:  https://go.osu.edu/2022gicschedule

 “Program Details” shows presentation descriptions:  https://hamilton.osu.edu/sites/hamilton/files/imce/descriptions.pdf


Business Opportunities:  Be a Trade Show Exhibitor; Be a Sponsor

Put your business in front of Green Industry decision-makers by being a sponsor (overall program, lunch, educational track, etc.)!  Increase sales by being a Trade Show Exhibitor!

To Learn More, E-Mail ShaLise Simmons:  simmons.761@osu.edu


The Tri-State Green Industry Conference is a collaborative educational effort between:

  • Ohio State University Extension
  • Purdue Extension
  • University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • University of Cincinnati
  • The Boone County Arboretum
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Questions? E-mail ShaLise Simmons at: simmons.761@osu.edu

Agriculture Outlook 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022, at 7:30a

  • Aaron Wilson, Ohio’s Changing Climate
  • Peggy Hall, Ag Law Updates
  • Barry Ward, Farm Inputs and Real Estate
  • Eric Romich, SB 52 Solar Farm Legislation
  • Carl Zulauf , Farm Bill 2023

Clinton County Extension Office Community Room

111 South Nelson Avenue, Wilmington, OH 45177

Register by January 12, 2022 to 937-382-0901

OSU Extension Mid-Ohio Small Farm Conference – Sowing Seeds for Success scheduled for March 12th

Do you own a few acres that you want to be productive but you’re not sure what to do with it?

Do you have a passion for farming and turning your piece of this wonderful earth into a food-producing oasis?

Do you own land or forest that you’re not quite sure how to manage?

Do you want livestock but have questions about fencing and forage?

Do you raise or produce products that you would like to market and sell off your farm but you’re not sure how to make it successful?

If you’re asking yourself these questions you should think about attending the 2022 Small Farm Conference – Sowing Seeds for Success on March 12th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Mansfield OSU Campus in Ovalwood Hall.  The campus is just minutes from I-71 and US Rt 30.

Please visit: https://go.osu.edu/osufarmconference2022  for class and registration details or call OSU Extension Morrow County 419-947-1070.

Brochure with class offerings

2022 Ohio Weed University

OSU Extension invites crop producers to attend a regional 2022 Ohio Weed University on Wednesday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office Meeting Room, 1415 US Hwy 22 SW, Washington C.H., OH 43160.

This program is designed to keep agronomic producers on the cutting edge in weed control for their cropping operations. Topics addressed will include hot topics in weed control, local weed issues, biology and identification of weeds, control strategies, cover crop management in forages, and evaluating herbicides. Hands-on exercises will be included. Featured speakers will include Dr. Mark Loux and Alyssa Essman from The Ohio State University. This is an “in-person” event with a portion of the program being conducted virtually at the above location.

The registration fee per person is $40 and is due by January 21, 2022. Registration Form

This fee includes lunch and course materials.

Pesticide and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be available.

 

Carbon Markets – Are you Ready?

Thursday, January 6, 2022; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Clinton County Extension Community room, 111 S. Nelson Avenue, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

Speaker – Mike Estadt, OSU Extension Pickaway County

This informational meeting is designed to help you understand the variety of Carbon Market opportunities that are out in the industry and what you should consider before signing a carbon contract. We want this to be a meeting full of discussion so bring your questions!!

This meeting is free, but we would like you to reserve a spot by calling Clinton County Extension – (937) 382-0901.