CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter September 24 – 30, 2019
Editor: Ken Ford

Yield monitor calibration for fall harvest

Authors: John Fulton, Elizabeth Hawkins

Harvest has not yet started here in Ohio, but it is good to remember to make sure your yield monitor is setup and calibrated properly. Geo-referenced yield data (i.e. yield maps) are being used to provide precision agriculture insights and recommendations at the field level.

Corn Silage, Too Wet or Too Dry?

Authors: Bill Weiss, Mark Sulc

Too Wet?

Pricing Standing Forage Crops in the Field

Author: Mark Sulc

How to value a standing hay or haylage crop for sale directly from the field prior to harvest can be challenging.  Assigning an appropriate value includes the buyer and seller first agreeing on the market value for the hay and then adjusting for harvest costs and other factors that contribute to

Drydown In Corn – What To Expect?

Author: Peter Thomison

Many corn growers may encounter slower than normal drydown this fall due to late crop development associated with June planting dates. Much of Ohio’s late-planted corn may not achieve black layer until mid-October or later when drying conditions are less favorable for drydown.

Will Late Planted Corn Reach Black Layer Before a Killing Frost?

Authors: Allen Geyer, Rich Minyo, Peter Thomison

Ohio saw record late corn planting in 2019.  According to the Agricultural Statistics Service, only 33% of Ohio’s corn was planted by June 2.  The question being asked now is will the June planted corn reach physiological maturity (black layer) before a killing frost?  Corn is killed when tempera

The 57th Farm Science Review

Authors: Ken Ford, Nathan Douridas, CCA

According to Nick Zachrich, the 57th Annual Farm Science Review saw attendance numbers with Tuesday 40,200, Wednesday 50,790 and Thursday 23,600 with a total attendance of 114,590.  The weather for the event was sunny, dry with above normal temperatures.

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Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
Mark Badertscher
Hardin County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
David Dugan
Adams County
John Fulton
State Specialist, Precision Agriculture
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Allen Geyer
Research Associate, Corn Production
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Dean Kreager
Licking County
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Rich Minyo
Research Specialist
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Tony Nye
Clinton 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
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Bill Weiss
Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County
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