CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter July 16, 2019 – July 22, 2019
Editor: Amanda Bennett

Another hot week…

Author: Jim Noel

…Another hot week before a trend toward normal…

Use More Caution this Year to Reduce Spray Drift

Author: Erdal Ozkan

Spray drift not only results in wasting expensive pesticides and pollution of the environment, it may damage non-target crops nearby, and poses a serious health risk to people living in areas where drift is occurring. Drift happens!

Two New Soil Fertility Factsheets Now Available

Author: Steve Culman

Two new factsheets summarizing key components of the work to update the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations are now available. Updated Grain Nutrient Removal Rates

Respiratory Alert – Wheat harvest may expose farmers to vomitoxin and other moldy conditions in the grain dust

Authors: Dee Jepsen, Pierce Paul

This year, due of the wet conditions we experienced during the spring, Fusarium head blight, also known as head scab, developed in a few localized areas of the state.

Reminder – Western ARS Agronomy Field Day, Wednesday July 17th

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

The Western Agricultural Research Station Agronomy Field Day will be held July 17th. Hear our researchers thoughts and recommendations on how to manage this interesting season. We will have the field day – rain or shine.

Staging corn development in 2019

Author: Peter Thomison

Corn development varies tremendously across Ohio because of planting dates that range from late April to early July. Some corn is tasseling and silking but in many counties, corn stages range from V7-V12.

Thinking about Cover Crops…… thoughts to consider

Authors: Sarah Noggle, Alan Sundermeier, CCA

Decisions, decisions these days.  When it comes to selecting the right cover crop for your farm, there is no one-size-fits-all option.

Ohio Manure Science Review 2019

Authors: Glen Arnold, CCA, Chris Zoller

The 2019 Ohio Manure Science Review is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7 at JIMITA Holsteins, a 400-plus-acre family dairy farm at 9877 Strasburg Bolivar Road NW in Strasburg Ohio. Strasburg is about 20 miles south of Canton, Tuscarawas County, in Northeast Ohio.

The Ohio Noxious Weed Law – A Tool in the Prevention of Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth

Author: Mark Loux

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are both now listed on the Ohio noxious weed law, which means that landowners must take steps to control infestations and prevent further spread.  Since these are annual weeds, preventing spread is achieved by preventing plants from reaching maturity and producing se

Western Bean Cutworm: Numbers Starting to Increase

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Kimberley Gault, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, CCA, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Sam Custer, Tom Dehaas, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Andrew Holden, Stephanie Karhoff, Ed Lentz, CCA, Rory Lewandowski, CCA, David Marrison, KJ Martin, Cecelia Lokai-Minnich, Les Ober, CCA, Eric Richer, CCA, Kaitlin Ruetz, Garth Ruff, Mike Sunderman, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, CCA, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Week three of The Ohio State University Western bean cutworm (WBC) monitoring network has resulted in an increase of moths captured. Last week’s trap count included WBC adults captured from July 8 – July 13. A total of 24 counties monitored 75 traps across Ohio.

“Working Lands” Forage Field Days Planned

Author: Garth Ruff

The Ohio Department of Agriculture Working Lands Buffer Program allows for forage to be grown and harvested from field edge buffers in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

Upcoming Events

Western ARS Agronomy Field Day
Field to Lake Field Day
CLIMATE SMART: Farming with Weather Extremes
Agronomy Field Day (Mt. Gilead)
Precision Ag Day: Sprayer Technology (Urbana)
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
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Ken Ford
Fayette County
Will Hamman
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Ashtabula County
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
David Marrison
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Dennis Riethman
Mercer County
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Clint Schroeder
Allen County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
Alan Sundermeier, CCA
Wood County
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center
Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County
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