CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter September 3 – 9, 2019
Editor: Ken Ford

Agronomy Beyond 2019: Prepare for 2020 at FSR Agronomy College

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

Calling all agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers, custom applicators and farmers! Last reminder – registration is now open for the 2019 FSR Agronomy College, a partnership event between the Ohio AgriBusiness Association and Ohio State University Extension.

Harvesting Immature Corn as Silage

Author: Rory Lewandowski, CCA

Corn silage is an important component of many dairy and beef cattle rations.  The goal is to make a high-quality feedstuff, but to achieve this requires planning before harvest, monitoring plant moisture, good harvest practices, and good storage management.  Our 2019 corn silage harvest presents

Harvesting Late Planted Corn for Silage

Authors: Mark Sulc, Peter Thomison, Bill Weiss, Rory Lewandowski, CCA

We have some very late planted corn this year that will be harvested for silage. Some of this corn was planted early enough to produce grain and will reach normal stages of maturity for silage harvest before a frost.

Field Wilting Corn for Silage Harvest

Author: Mark Sulc

We have some very late planted corn this year intended for silage harvest on prevented plant acres that may not reach the dough stage before a killing frost (see accompanying articles about corn silage in this newsletter).

Unusual Ears Appearing in Corn Fields

Author: Peter Thomison

Last week, I received reports of several ear oddities showing up in corn fields including the following: Shortened husk leaves with normal ears protruding beyond the husks

Harvest Management of Summer Annual Forages

Author: Mark Sulc

Many producers in Ohio have planted summer annual grasses this year to increase their low forage inventories. These include sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass, forage sorghum, pearl millet, and teff grass.

Time to Take a Last Cutting

Authors: Mark Sulc, Rory Lewandowski, CCA

The best time to take a last harvest of forages is this week and next in Ohio, for the least risk to the long-term health of the stand.

ODA Sponsored Agricultural Pesticide Collection Day

Author: Rory Lewandowski, CCA

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides on September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

PAT Credits offered at Independent Ag Equipment Field Day

Author: Mike Gastier, CCA

OSU Extension will offer both private and commercial Pesticide Applicator Training credits at a field day sponsored by Independent Ag Equipment, 4341 Sandhill Road, Bellevue, OH 44811. The field day will be held this Thursday, September 5, 2019 with PAT sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Program

Author: Tony Nye

This event is sponsored by the Clinton County Extension Office with the help of Nutrien AG Solutions and G.

Oat Crown Rust on Forages

Authors: Anne Dorrance, Pierce Paul

Reports have started concerning crown rust of oats in fields that were planted as cover crops or to be used as a forage later in the season.  This disease rarely reaches Ohio due to earlier planting and maturity.  However, this continues to be an unusual year. Scout for this in your fields.

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
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County
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