CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter March 5 – March 18
Editor: Eric Richer, CCA

Wetter Pattern than Normal will Continue into March…and Possibly April

Author: Jim Noel

Not a lot of great news in the short-term. The wet pattern so far this year is likely to persist into March as an active weather pattern from the Pacific Ocean moves across the U.S.

What’s Legal to Apply to the LL-GT27 Soybean – The (maybe almost) Final Story

Author: Mark Loux

Having to issue a retraction to previous C.O.R.N.

Nitrogen Application Timing for Weak Wheat Stands

Author: Ed Lentz, CCA

Late-planted wheat fields had little opportunity for growth before cold and wet conditions moved into the area last November. Fall tiller production was limited because of early cold weather soon after planting.

Topdressing Wheat with Liquid Swine Manure

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Wheat fields will begin to firm up in Ohio and the topdressing with nitrogen fertilizer will soon start. There is usually a window of time, typically around the last week of March or the first week of April, when wheat fields are firm enough to support manure application equipment.

Prepare to Evaluate Forage Stands for Winter Injury

Authors: Mark Sulc, Rory Lewandowski, CCA

Forage stands will begin spring greenup in the next few weeks, especially in southern Ohio. While winter injury in forages is very hard to predict, this winter has presented some very tough conditions for forage stands. This is especially true of legumes like alfalfa and red clover.

Not Too Late to Register for the NW Ohio Small Farms Conference in Archbold

Author: Garth Ruff

The 2019 Northwest Ohio Seeds For Success Small Farm Conference will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Northwest State Community College, located at 22600 State Route 34, Archbold Ohio.  The conference provides education and topics of interest for small farm and rural landowners.  Participants wil

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Darke County
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Auglaize County
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