CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter May 14, 2019 – May 20, 2019
Editor: Beth Scheckelhoff

Windows for Planting Expected Next 2-3 Weeks

Author: Jim Noel

After a wet spring was forecasted since January, it appeared in April that a window would open in May. The rain total window has; however, the frequency window has not.

OARDC Branch Station Temperature (Air and Soil) and Precipitation Analysis

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the state have two and four inch soil temperatures monitored on an hourly basis. This will be the final soil temperature update this season.

Fertilizer and Manure Application Weather Forecast Tools

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

For those of you who sat in our Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, you already know about using the National Weather Service website to see and capture the seven-day forecast for manure or fertilizer applications.

Applying Manure to Newly Planted Crops

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Livestock producers across the state are dealing with manure storages that are extremely full.

Alfalfa Weevil

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

Cool weather has slowed everything down including insect growth and development, and we could see problems with alfalfa weevil later than typical this year.   Alfalfa fields should be scouted weekly for weevils until at least the first harvest.  Followup scouting may be needed after harvest in he

Managing Big, Wet Cover Crops

Author: Mark Loux

Managing cover crops in a year like this can challenge even those with the most experience.  A few suggestions regarding termination of covers:

Unexpected Damage on Cry1F by European Corn Borer in Nova Scotia, Canada

Authors: Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

In 2018, our entomologist colleagues confirmed unexpected damage to Cry1F corn by European corn borer (ECB) in a few corn fields in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Corn in these fields were single-traited, i.e. they only expressed the Cry1F toxin.

CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Amanda Douridas

Save The Date: Thursday July 18, 2019: The Ohio State University Extension and the State Climate Office of Ohio will be hosting CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes, to be held at Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio. Agenda and additional details to follow.

Upcoming Events

Lake Friendly Farming Research-Agronomy Day
West Ohio Precision Ag Field Day
CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes
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.
Mark Badertscher
Hardin County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Debbie Brown, CCA
Shelby County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Amanda Douridas
Champaign County
Mike Estadt
Pickaway 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
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Ted Wiseman
Perry County
Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County
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