CORN Newsletter


January 20 – February 1, 2021


Editor: Chris Zoller


Gibberella Ear Rot and Vomitoxin in Corn

Author: Pierce Paul

If your grain was harvested from a field with Gibberella ear rot (GER), it is more than likely contaminated with mycotoxins. Deoxynivalenol, also known as vomitoxin, is one of the mycotoxins most commonly produced by the fungus Fusarium graminearum that causes GER.

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Upcoming Agronomy Team Programs

Authors: Amanda Douridas, Mary Griffith, Elizabeth Hawkins, Laura Lindsey

This week the Agronomy Team continues to offer virtual programming including the second session of a weekly series focusing on investing in soil health, and the first session of a series focusing on farming in weather extremes.

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Soil Health Seminar Focuses on What Soil Health Tests Tell You

Authors: Steve Culman, Cassandra Brown

Soil testing for nutrient analysis (standard soil testing) has a rich history and many available resources in Ohio. But an increasing number of farmers are interested in overall soil health, which incorporates chemical, physical, and biological soil properties.

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Improved Soil Health Linked to Nitrogen Fertilizer Efficiency Across Corn Belt

Authors: Jordan Wade, Steve Culman, Cassandra Brown

Most farmers value soil health in theory, but few studies have worked to place an actual agronomic value on soil health. A study published earlier this spring found that a 10% improvement in certain soil health measurements increased relative yields by an average of 5% across N fertilizer rates.

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Northwest Ohio Corn and Soybean Day – January 21

Author: Eric Richer, CCA

The annual Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day will be held in a 100% virtual format this Thursday, January 21, 2021. Pre-registration is mandatory as you must have the Zoom link to participate.

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New Private Pesticide Applicator Virtual Training

Author: Mark Badertscher

Join OSU Extension for a virtual New Private Pesticide Applicator Training to help new pesticide applicators prepare for the Ohio Private Pesticide Applicator License scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 from 12:30-4:30 pm. The class will provide instruction in CORE, Grain, and Cereal Crops.

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Water Quality Wednesday

Author: Rachel Cochran

Water quality concerns continue to be at the forefront of environmental-impact discussions across many industries.

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OSU Extension to Host “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” Workshop

Author: David Marrison

OSU Extension will host a virtual three part “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshop on February 15, 22 and March 1, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. This workshop will challenge farm families to actively plan for the future of the farm business.

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Upcoming Events


January 26


New Private Pesticide Applicator Virtual Training


About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.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


Nick Eckel
Water Quality Extension Associate


Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Alan Leininger
Program Assistant


Rich Minyo
Research Specialist


Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Dennis Riethman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems


Hallie Williams
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources


The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

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