CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter April 2, 2019 – April 8, 2019
Editor: Debbie Brown, CCA

Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

Authors: Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Mark Sulc

The winter of 2019 has seen a lot of variability including large temperature swings, snow cover, no snow cover, rain, sleet and ice.  One constant for most areas of the state is that soils have remained wet and/or saturated throughout the fall and winter period.  Add all of this together and ther

New Requirements to Apply Dicamba!

Author: Jennifer Andon

As of October of 2018, the EPA announced that the registration for dicamba will be extended for two years for over-the top use of dicamba resistant corn and soybeans.  Additionally, new regulations now require that to mix, load or apply dicamba, you must be a licensed pesticide applicator.  The t

The Haney Test for Soil Health

Author: Alan Sundermeier, CCA

The Haney test was developed by Rick Haney of United States Department of Agriculture-Ag Research Service in Temple, Texas.

Honey Bee Health around Grain Crops

Authors: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA, Barb Bloetscher, Reed Johnson

The National Corn Growers Association in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition recently published Corn Best Management Practices for honey bee health. The team who developed the BMPs was comprised of growers as well as beekeepers and businesses that deal with these crops.

Keep an Eye Out for Water Quality Risk This Spring

Author: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

Research measuring nutrient losses from surface and subsurface drainage in Ohio indicates that not all fields contribute equally to various water quality issues.

Estimating Wheat Yield With Stem Counts

Author: Laura Lindsey

Between planting in the fall and Feekes 4 growth stage (beginning of erect growth) in the spring, winter wheat is vulnerable to environmental stress such as freezing temperatures with limited snow cover, saturated soils, and freeze-thaw cycles that cause soil heaving.

Tri-State Farm Bill Summit

Author: Sam Custer

The 2018 Farm Bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, now awaits implementation by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agencies like the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Services, Risk Management Agency and many others.

Weather Outlook Podcast

Author: Amanda Douridas

Listen in on Wednesday to the new Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast episode featuring Aaron Wilson, researcher with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Extension. Wilson covers weather conditions as we head into planting and an outlook for the growing season.

Fertilizer Certification for New Applicators

Author: Chris Zoller

Are you certified to apply fertilizer?  If you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of land to crops grown primarily for sale, you need to hold a fertilizer certificate from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension

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
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Dean Kreager
Licking County
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Dennis Riethman
Mercer County
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Ted Wiseman
Perry County

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