Corn Newsletter Online

May 1 – May 7, 2018

Corn Newsletter Online



Decent Spring Planting Conditions Ahead

Jim Noel

A progressive weather pattern will continue over the next 2-3 weeks. This will allow for periods of dry conditions to be mixed with periods of wet conditions. This week should see many dry hours to allow for planting to be hit hard. While a cold and damp April put things behind schedule, we will continue to see things catching up to normal with mild and drier conditions.

The outlook for the rest of May is slightly above normal temperatures with rainfall slightly above normal north and slightly below normal south.


Be Mindful of Honeybees and Other Pollinators During Planting

Reed Johnson, Kelley  Tilmon, Andy Michel

The winter of 2017-2018 is destined to go down in Ohio beekeeping history as one of the worst on record. ?In October, the OSU honey bee lab had 50 living colonies, but by the beginning of April, we were down to just 5 survivors. While some of these honey bee colonies died as a result of the exceptionally long, cold winter, more than half of our losses occurred before the first snow fell in November 2017.


Soil Temperatures and Accumulated GDD

Greg LaBarge, CCA

Average 2 inch soil temperatures and accumulated Growing Degrees Days (GDD) from select OARDC Weather Station locations are shown. Based on current accumulated GDD (Table 1) we would expect corn April 12 planting prior to April 30 to be emerged or emerging soon.


Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Yield Responses to Micronutrient Fertilization in Ohio

Steve Culman, Anthony Fulford, Laura Lindsey, Douglas Alt Additional Authors: Stuti Sharma and Grace Looker


Kudzu Bug Monitoring Update

Amy Raudenbush, Andy Michel, Kelley  Tilmon Additional authors: Marcus McCartney


Lady Landowners Leaving a Legacy

Amanda Douridas

Land is an important investment. One that is often passed down through generations. Farmland needs to be monitored and cared for to maintain the value and sustainability if it is to be enjoyed and profitable for future generations. Nearly 50% of landowners in Ohio are female. If you fall into this statistic and want to learn more about your land, farming and conservation practices and how to successfully pass it on to the next generation, this program is for you!



Wayne  Dellinger (Union County)

Jeff Stachler (Auglaize County)

Sam Custer (Darke County)

Les Ober, CCA (Geauga County)

Jason Hartschuh, CCA (Crawford County)

Rory Lewandowski, CCA (Wayne County)

Mark Badertscher (Hardin County)

Mike Gastier, CCA (Huron County)

Chris Zoller (Tuscarawas County)

Mary Griffith (Madison County)

Lee Beers, CCA (Trumbull County )

Eric Richer, CCA (Fulton County)

Bruce Clevenger, CCA (Defiance County)

Dennis Riethman (Mercer County)

John Schoenhals, CCA (Williams County)

Dean Kreager (Licking County)

Amanda Bennett (Miami County)

Amanda Douridas (Champaign County)

Trevor Corboy (Greene County)

Sarah Noggle (Paulding County)

Garth Ruff (Henry County)

Glen Arnold, CCA (Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management ) Aaron Wilson (Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center) Harold D. Watters, CPAg/CCA (Field Specialist Agronomic Systems) Pierce Paul (State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases) Elizabeth Hawkins (Field Specialist Agronomic Systems)

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