Corn Newsletter Online – Week of 5/8/18

May 8 – May 14, 2018

Corn Newsletter Online


Diseases of Wheat and Barley and Their Management with Fungicides Pierce Paul It is wet and rainy outside and the forecast calls for more rain throughout this the second week of May (May 14?19). Therefore, growers? concerns about diseases and the need for fungicides are understandable. However, although most of our common diseases of small grain crops are favored by wet, humid conditions, it does not automatically mean that you have to apply a fungicide this week.


Estimating Fiber Content of Alfalfa in the Field Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Mark Sulc Additional Author: Angela Arnold

Alfalfa stands in Ohio had a slow start this spring, but our recent change in weather is causing alfalfa development to move quickly. Stand growth is catching back up to where it would normally be at this time of year. As we approach the end of May many producers will be making harvest decisions.

It is common for many growers to base harvest decisions primarily on alfalfa maturity; however, variable weather conditions affect the rate of bud and flower development in alfalfa and this method can be inaccurate.


Warm Weather Continues…High Rainfall Variability Jim Noel Above normal temperatures will continue for the rest of May.?Unlike temperatures, rainfall will be very inconsistent with a tendency to be wetter than normal. Some areas of Ohio will receive?flooding rain while other?areas will struggle?to receive an inch or perhaps less than a half inch of rain for the rest of the month. Uncertainty is high for where the flooding rains will occur and where the driest areas are. Runoff will also be highly uncertain the rest of May.

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Wayne  Dellinger (Union County) Glen Arnold, CCA (Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management ) Lee Beers, CCA (Trumbull County ) Ted Wiseman (Perry County) Sarah Noggle (Paulding County) Les Ober, CCA (Geauga County) Jeff Stachler (Auglaize County) Mike Estadt (Pickaway County) Mike Gastier, CCA (Huron County) Elizabeth Hawkins (Field Specialist Agronomic Systems) Clifton Martin (Muskingum County) Amanda Bennett (Miami County) Amanda Douridas (Champaign County) Sam Custer (Darke County) Jason Hartschuh, CCA (Crawford County) Dean Kreager (Licking County) Mary Griffith (Madison County) Eric Richer, CCA (Fulton County) Mark Badertscher (Hardin County) Dennis Riethman (Mercer County) Garth Ruff (Henry County) Bruce Clevenger, CCA (Defiance County) John Schoenhals, CCA (Williams County) Greg LaBarge, CCA (Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems) Harold D. Watters, CPAg/CCA (Field Specialist Agronomic Systems) Kelley  Tilmon (State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology) Anne Dorrance (Extension Specialist, Soybean Diseases) Steve Culman (State Specialist, Soil Fertility) Andy Michel (State Specialist, Entomology) Peter Thomison (Extension Specialist, Corn Production)

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