CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter
October 15 – 21, 2019
Editor: Mary Griffith

Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematode – Fall is the time!

Author: Anne Dorrance

Harvest is well underway and once the soybeans are off the fields this provides some time to sample soil for the SCN populations.  The SCN Coalition theme for the next few years is What’s your number?  Do you know which fields have SCN and what the current population is sitting a

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Managing Phosphorus for Yield and Reduced Edge of Field Losses

Author: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

A new factsheet highlights eight steps to reducing edge of field P losses while maintain soils for increase crop production.

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2019 Ohio Soybean Performance Trial- South Region Results Available

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Wayde Looker

The South Region results of the 2019 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials are available online here:

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Surface Application of Manure to Newly Planted Wheat Fields

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Several livestock producers have inquired about applying liquid dairy or swine manure to newly planted wheat fields using a drag hose.

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Tar Spot of Corn in Ohio Again this 2019

Authors: Pierce Paul, Felipe Dalla Lana da Silva

Tar Spot, a new disease of corn caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, was reported for the first time in Ohio at the end of the 2018 growing season.

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New and Upcoming Episodes of the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast Focus on Harvest and Compaction

Authors: Elizabeth Hawkins, Amanda Douridas

The Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast has new episodes available to check out.

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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.
Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
Mark Badertscher
Hardin County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Ben Brown
Farm Management Program Mgr, Program Manager
Sam Custer
Darke County
Felipe Dalla Lana da Silva
Graduate student
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
David Dugan
Adams County
Mike Estadt
Pickaway County
Ken Ford
Fayette 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
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains
Wayde Looker
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Clint Schroeder
Allen County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
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.

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OSU Extension Income Tax Schools

OSU Extension offers two-day schools at convenient locations throughout Ohio designed for tax preparers with some experience preparing and filing federal tax returns for individuals and small businesses.

Instruction focuses on tax law changes and on the problems that you face in preparing tax returns. Highly qualified instructors will explain and interpret tax regulations and recent changes in tax laws. These two-day schools offer continuing education credit for attorneys, CPAs, EAs and CFPs, and other tax return preparers.

Locations include: Fremont, Cuyahoga Falls, Ashland University, Dayton, Lima, Plain City, Chillicothe, Zanesville and Columbus. Detailed information about each location and the event can be found by clicking here.

Ag & Natural Resources Income Tax Webinar

Agricultural and Natural Resource Issues Webinar
Monday, December 16, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you are a farmer or represent farmers or rural landowners, this five-hour webinar is for you. It will focus on key regulations of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act related specifically to those income tax returns.

You can choose to attend a host location or participate at home or in the office. Host locations will provide a facilitator, refreshments and lunch. You are encouraged to bring your computer as there will be real-time Q&A. If you choose not to attend a host location, a web address will be e-mailed to you prior to the webinar.

*Registration, which includes the workbook, is $150 if received or entered on-line by December 2. After December 2, registration is $200.

Continuing Education Credits are offered (pending approval):
Accountancy Board of Ohio, CPAs (6 hours)
Office of Professional Responsibility, IRS (6 hours)
Supreme Court of Ohio, Attorneys (5 hours)

For questions, email Julie Strawser ( or call 614-292-2433.

Clermont County
OSU Extension Office in Clermont County
1000 Locust St., Owensville

Auglaize County
OSU Extension Office in Auglaize
208 S Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta

Putnam County
OSU Extension Office in Putnam County
1206 East Second St., Ottawa

Wayne County Administration Building
428 West Liberty St., Wooster

Wyandot County
Elk’s Lodge
320 E. Wyandot Ave. Upper Sandusky

4-H Family Guide

It is not too early to start thinking about what project(s) you would like to take in 4-H for next year.  Here is the updated 2020 Family Guide.  We will have copies in the office on Thursday, October 24.  

We are looking for new members to join Greene County 4-H.  Please share with them our contact information so we can help find the perfect club for them.  Our club list is updated and ready to go!

National 4-H Week Photo Contest

It is National 4-H Week!

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 6-12, 2019!  OSU Extension Greene County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week with #greeneco4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

  • Monday – Leadership
  • Tuesday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Alumni
  • Friday – Greene County Fair

To qualify for prizes and to make it easier for our daily National 4-H Week Photo Contest judge, we will create a facebook thread for each theme/day. Post your pictures in the comments of the appropriate theme/day (posted daily) with #greeneco4-H. For every submission except Thursday, only current photos from 2019 will be considered for prizes.

A winner will be chosen each day and the five daily winners will be posted on facebook for fans to vote on the top, grand prize winner!

2019 Greene County Livestock Sale Checks


2019 Greene County Livestock Premium sale checks will be available for pick up starting this Monday, October 7th. You may pick up livestock sale checks during regular business hours of 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Monday through Friday in the Administration Building.
Checks will also be available in the evenings on Monday, October 21st from 6 PM – 9 PM.
We will require checks to be signed when picked up. Checks can ONLY be picked up by the exhibitor or their parent/guardian.
We do have a few buyers who have yet to pay. Exhibitors have the option of paying the portion the buyer has not paid to receive their check or can wait to pick up their check after their buyer has paid (Parents of the exhibitors of unpaid buyers have been notified via email regarding unpaid buyers). If you did not receive an email in the last few days your exhibitor’s buyers are all paid.
Sarah Young and Mark Everman

2020 Greene County 4-H Camp Counselor Applications

2020 Camp Counselor Applications

NEW THIS YEAR! Applications will be filled out online. Under, 4-H Youth Development, Camp and look for the link to click on.
Applications need to be completed by Friday, October 25, 2019. 

Three reference names will be submitted with their email addresses. Please note: Applicants must turn in a complete application, with references by the deadline, in order to participate in the skills stations on November 17. 

Camp Counselorevaluation skills stations will be held on Sunday, November 17. Applicants will begin their skill stations at 5:00 p.m. and finish at 7:00 p.m. The Greene County Camp Program Manager and Staff will make the final selection of who will serve as Camp Counselor during the 2020 Greene County 4-H Overnight Camp (June 12-June 16) and Cloverbud Camp (June 15). (There are no make-up dates.) Mandatory Parents Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 PM at the Extension Office.