C.O.R.N. to go… – 2020 Weed Survey Results

C.O.R.N. to go….

A Supplement to the OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team Online C.O.R.N. Newsletter ~ This version for Ohio’s Country Journal is by Harold Watters

 

Weed management in Ohio. Maybe we are getting better?

Our OSU Extension AgNR educators have been conducting fall weed surveys in Ohio soybean fields since 2006. That was about ten years after the introduction of Roundup Ready soybeans and we were starting to see break throughs and wanted to document those occurrences.

 

We again observed soybean fields across the state this fall to see what was out there during our annual fall soybean weed survey. We each drive about 80 miles around our county and rank weed control on a 1 to 3 scale – with a 1 a very few weeds and a 3 a trashy mess. We also count the number of weed free fields.

 

Statewide our most frequently observed weed was again Marestail as has been regularly since 2006 I believe; present in 21% of the fields. Giant ragweed is right there with it at 20%. Waterhemp is again a problem, even THE major problem, in some areas of the state. The count put us at 41% of the fields were weed free, up significantly from last year’s 29%. Generally, for 2020 the county folks said, “wow, it sure is clean out there”.

 

I also split the state into regions to see if maybe some were worse off than others. This is shown in Table 1, as well as the top five weeds for the state. Some areas had other significant weeds, you will hear more about those when you attend your pesticide recertification training this winter or attend your regional agronomy day.

 

Table 1. The table below shows the number of fields observed in each region, average field size, the top five weeds observed and percent of fields weed free for 2020, with 2019 for comparison.

Ohio Region # counties # Fields & size Marestail Giant ragweed Volunteer corn Giant foxtail/grass Waterhemp 2020                                  weed free fields 2019                                  weed free fields
Central 3 count 280 50 39 21 29 0
average 55.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.4
% of fields 18% 14% 8% 10% 0% 49% NA
East Central 2 count 159 46 23 17 15 2
average 36.4 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.1 1.0
% of fields 29% 14% 11% 9% 1% 52% 29%
North Central 1 count 83 21 2 7 9 0
average 70.3 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.2
% of fields 25% 2% 8% 11% 0% 52% 25%
Northeast 3 count 269 79 4 33 31 0
average 24.1 1.6 1.0 1.3 1.9
% of fields 29% 1% 12% 12% 0% 45% 25%
Northwest 8 count 777 200 182 89 78 111
average 69.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6
% of fields 26% 23% 11% 10% 14% 37% 26%
South Central 2 count 101 19 21 4 9 17
average 32.9 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.4 1.9
% of fields 19% 21% 4% 9% 17% 32% NA
Southwest 4 count 354 40 91 63 26 10
average 70.7 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.3
% of fields 11% 26% 18% 7% 3% 47% 44%
West Central 7 count 631 91 179 115 42 154
average 53.7 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.5
% of fields 14% 28% 18% 7% 24% 37% 26%
2020 Ohio statewide summary count 2654 546 541 349 239 294    
total acres average 56.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.6  
150145   % of fields 21% 20% 13% 9% 11% 41% 29%

 

There were about 2,600 fields and 150,000 acres sampled to make these observations. Enough that we have a good idea of what is happening in each region of the state. The OSU folks will report on local results and answer questions as we have our winter programs.

 

No area is without some resistant weed. However, pretty much all areas of the state had higher numbers of weed free fields than they had last year. That’s good, but Waterhemp and the pigweed species generally are looking a little scary in all of western Ohio. We know these guys are resistant to numerous herbicides already, and will likely become resistant to more. Mark Loux, OSU Weed Scientist, says mix it up and to rotate herbicide programs across all the packages that work – don’t rely on just one or you will be the one who Mark comes to visit to see just how you blew it.

 

Who conducts the Fall Soybean Weed Survey by driving 80 miles on the road in each county? In Table 2, is a listing of the counties in the survey and the Extension educator there. This year we had the most counties surveyed – 30 – so the educators are definitely working for you, and want to learn what is happening in your county.

 

Table 2. County and Extension educator for the 2020 Fall Soybean Weed Survey.

County OSU Extension AgNR educator County OSU Extension AgNR educator
Adams Richard Purdin Henry Garth Ruff
Allen Clint Schroeder Licking Dean Kreager
Ashtabula Andrew Holden Lucas Jordan Beck
Auglaize Jeff Stachler Mercer Denny Riethman
Brown James Morris Miami Amanda Bennett
Champaign Amanda Douridas Montgomery Suzanne Mills-Wasniak
Clinton Tony Nye Pickaway Mike Estadt
Coshocton David Marrison Putnam Beth Scheckelhoff
Darke Sam Custer Ross Chris Bruynis
Fayette Ken Ford Seneca Hallie Williams
Fulton Eric Richer Shelby Matt Schmerge
Geauga Les Ober Trumbull Lee Beers
Greene Trevor Corboy Tuscarawas Chris Zoller
Hancock Ed Lentz Van Wert Curtis Young
Hardin Mark Badertscher Williams Stephanie Karhoff

 

What can you do to improve soybean weed control? My thoughts.

Actually, I gathered the thoughts for these ideas from good managers – and it sounds an awful lot like the recommendations from Mark Loux our Ohio State University Weed Scientist.

  1. Apply a fall burndown that includes 2,4-D.. plus dicamba, plus glyphosate, or whatever – just don’t spend the money now on a residual. Especially for Marestail control.
  2. Increase the use of metribuzin.
  3. Use of full rate of pre-emergent herbicide at planting in the spring. Even on worked ground.
  4. Consider a switch to LibertyLink or Enlist varieties, and use due diligence on the other herbicide technologies.
  5. And think about a second small-seeded broadleaf residual herbicide at post application timing.

To learn more about managing weeds in Ohio, attend your local county Ohio State University Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification program. Also don’t forget recertification is a four-hour program, up from three hours we had in the past.

 

Looking for the best!

The Ohio CCA Board is looking for the best CCA in Ohio, if she or he works with you then please nominate them. The program is sponsoring one state award titled “Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year“. The award is designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop production, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the industry in Ohio. Wes Haun of Tiger-Sul was the 2020 winner.

  • Nominee must hold a current Ohio CCA certification and be in good standing.
  • Get the simple-to-complete nomination form: https://bit.ly/OH-CCA-Award21. Send via email to: jwelsheimer@oaba.net or mail to Ohio AgriBusiness Association, 5151 Reed Rd. Suite 126-C, Columbus, Ohio 43220-2598, Attn: Ohio CCA Board.
    • Any questions? Please call Janice Welsheimer at 614-326-7520, ext. 3.

The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award will be presented at the virtual Conservation Tillage Conference on March 9th 2021. The state award includes a plaque, recognition in industry publications, and a cash award from the agronomic industry.

 

Harold Watters, Field Specialist Agronomic Systems, works out of the OSU Extension office in Bellefontaine and can best be reached at watters.35@osu.edu.

Farmer, CPA and Farmland Owner Income Tax Webinars – Three Opportunities

The Farmer and Farmland Owner Income Tax Webinar is scheduled for December 3rd at 6:30 pm. This 2 hour webinar is not set up for tax professionals and is better suited for your farmer and farmland owner clientele.

The Ag Tax Issues Webinar scheduled for December 18th is an intermediate-level course for tax preparers whose clients include farmers and rural landowners. Farmers who prepare and file their own taxes will also benefit from this more in-depth webinar.

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Income Tax Schools for Professionals (2-Day Tax Schools):

Lima – November 2-3 Old Barn Restaurant & Grill

Fremont – November 4-5 Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed

Ashland – November 11-12 (School is full.) Ashland University

Dayton – November 17-18 Presidential Banquet Center

Columbus – December 10-11 (School is full.) Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

 

Virtual Online Schools: Webinar (Zoom)

November 9, 13, 16 and 19

Each Day 12:30 – 5pm

Livestream (Zoom) December 10-11

Livestream of Columbus Tax School Location via Zoom


Barry Ward, Director, OSU Income Tax Schools

College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, OSU Extension

Are you getting the most from your tax return? Farmers and farmland owners who wish to increase their tax knowledge should consider attending this webinar that will address tax issues specific to this industry. Content focuses on important tax issues and will offer insight into new COVID related legislation.

Mark your calendars for December 3rd, 2020 to participate in this live webinar from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event is a joint offering from OSU Income Tax Schools which are a part of OSU Extension and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Purdue University Income Tax Schools.  If you are not able to attend the live webinar, all registered participants will receive a link to view the recorded webinar at a time of their convenience. This link will be available through the tax filing season.

The two-hour program is targeted towards owners who file their own farm taxes or simply wish to arm themselves with more tax information that will help them to better plan for tax filing.

Topics to be discussed during the webinar include:

  • Tax Issues related to COVID-related legislations including tax credits, PPP loans, EIDL loans etc.
  • New 1099-Misc and 1099-NEC
  • Tax planning in an unusual year: prevented planting crop insurance indemnity payments, Revenue Crop Insurance Payments, CFAP payments, etc.
  • Like Kind Exchanges (farm machinery and equipment no longer are eligible for this provision – this is a significant change), how this change may affect state income tax and how this change may affect your Social Security credits and eventual payments
  • Qualified Business Income Deduction, sales to cooperatives, lease income
  • Other topics

The cost for the webinar is $35. To register, go to https://go.osu.edu/farmertax2020.  For more information, contact Julie Strawser at strawser.35@osu.edu or call the OSU Extension Farm Office at 614-292-2433.


Agricultural & Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar

Barry Ward, Director, OSU Income Tax Schools

Julie Strawser, OSU Income Tax Schools

Tax practitioners, farmers and farmland owners are encouraged to connect to the Agricultural and Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar (via Zoom) on Dec. 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Ohio State University Income Tax Schools.

The webinar focuses on issues specific to farm tax returns related to agriculture and natural resources and will highlight timely topics and new regulations related to COVID-related legislation.

The program is an intermediate-level course for tax preparers whose clients include farmers and rural landowners. Farmers who prepare and file their own taxes will also benefit from the webinar.

Tentative topics to be covered during the Ag Tax Issues webinar include:

The Impact of New Legislation on Farmers

Depreciation of Farm Assets

Farm or Ranch Employer-Provided Meals and Lodging

Tax Issues for Family-Owned Farms

Family Farm Special Use Valuation

Self-Employment Tax on Agricultural Income

Like-Kind Exchange Issues Impacting Farmers

Getting Out of the Business of Farming

Retirement & Social Security Concerns for Farmers

Form 4797, Sale of Business Property

Qualified Business Income Tax Issues for Farmers

Tax Issues Arising Upon the Death of a Farmer

Current Uniform Capitalization Rules for Orchards and Vineyards

The cost for the one-day school is $150, and applications have been made for the following continuing education credits:

  • Accountancy Board of Ohio, CPAs (6 hours)
  • Office of Professional Responsibility, IRS (6 hours)
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, Attorneys (5.25 hours)

Registration includes the Agricultural Tax Issues Workbook. The deadline to register is Dec. 8 to ensure participants will receive the workbook in the mail before the workshop. The live webinar will also feature options for interaction and the ability to ask questions about the presented material.

More information on the workshop, including how to register, can be found at go.osu.edu/agissues2020

Contact Barry Ward at 614-688-3959, ward.8@osu.edu or Julie Strawser at 614-292-2433, strawser.35@osu.edu with questions.


OSU Income Tax Schools 2020

OSU Extension Announces Two-Day Tax Schools for Tax Practitioners &

Agricultural & Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar

Barry Ward & Julie Strawser, OSU Income Tax Schools

Dealing with the tax provisions of the COVID-related legislation for both individuals and businesses are among the topics to be discussed during the upcoming Tax School workshop series offered throughout Ohio in November and December.

“The annual series is designed to help tax preparers learn about federal tax law changes and updates for this year as well as learn more about issues they may encounter when filing individual and small business 2020 tax returns,” said Barry Ward, Director of the Ohio State University Income Tax School Program.

“The tax schools are intermediate-level courses that focus on interpreting tax regulations and changes in tax laws to help tax preparers, accountants, financial planners and attorneys advise their clients,” he said. The schools offer continuing education credit for certified public accountants, enrolled agents, attorneys, annual filing season preparers and certified financial planners.

“This is another important year for tax education as the new COVID-related legislation creates some challenges for tax practitioners to prepare tax returns. We have an excellent set of instructors with a great deal of experience and training along with a top reference workbook to prepare tax practitioners to best serve their clients during this ongoing process of incorporating recent tax law changes in completing tax returns,” Ward said.

The workbook alone is an extremely valuable reference as it offers over 700 pages of material including helpful tables and examples that will be valuable to practitioners. Sample chapters of the reference workbook can be found at: https://go.osu.edu/WorkbookChapters.

This year, OSU Income Tax Schools will offer both in-person schools and online virtual schools.

In-person schools:

  1. Lima – November 2-3

Old Barn Restaurant and Grill

3175 W Elm Street, Lima, OH 45805

  1. Fremont – November 4-5

Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed

1375 State Route 590, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

  1. Ashland – November 11-12 SOLD OUT

Ashland University

John C. Meyers Convocation Center

820 Clermont Ave., Ashland, OH  44805

  1. Dayton – November 17-18

Presidential Banquet Center

4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, OH  45429

  1. Columbus – December 10-11 SOLD OUT

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43221

Virtual On-Line Schools:

  1. Webinar (Zoom)

November 9, 13, 16 and 19

Each Day 12:30 – 5pm

Zoom Webinar

  1. Livestream (Zoom)

December 10-11

Livestream of Columbus Tax School Location via Zoom

In addition to the tax schools, the program offers a separate, two-hour ethics webinar that will broadcast Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. The webinar is $25 for school attendees and $50 for non-attendees and is approved by the IRS and the Ohio Accountancy Board for continuing education credit

Register two weeks prior to the school date and receive the two-day tax school early-bird registration fee of $375.  This includes all materials, lunches and refreshments. The deadline to enroll is 10 business days prior to the date of each school. After the school deadline, the fee increases to $425.

Additionally, the 2020 RIA Federal Tax Handbook is available to purchase by participants for a discounted fee of $45 each. Registration information and the online registration portal can be found online at:

http://go.osu.edu/2020tax

A webinar on Ag Tax Issues will be held Dec. 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you are a tax practitioner that represents farmers or rural landowners or are a farmer or farmland owner that prepares your own taxes, this five-hour webinar is for you. It will focus on key topics and new legislation related specifically to those income tax returns.

Registration, which includes the Ag Tax Issues workbook, is $150. Register by mail or on-line at https://go.osu.edu/agissues2020.

Participants may contact Ward at 614-688-3959, ward.8@osu.edu or Julie Strawser 614-292-2433, strawser.35@osu.edu for more information.

CORN Newsletter

 

October 6 – October 12, 2020

 

Editor: Mary Griffith

 

Harvest to Spring Weather Outlook

Author: Jim Noel

Areas of frost have occurred in parts of Ohio in late September to early October but the pattern is about to switch again toward a warmer and drier pattern for a decent part of October. October Outlook

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Gibberella Ear Rots Showing up in Corn: How to Tell It Apart from Other Ear Rots

Authors: Pierce Paul, Felipe Dalla Lana da Silva

Over the last two weeks, we have received samples or pictures of at least two different types of corn ear rots – Gibberella and Trichoderma. Of the two, Gibberella ear rot (GER) seems to be the most prevalent.

Read more

 

Tar Spot Showing up Again in 2020

Authors: Pierce Paul, Felipe Dalla Lana da Silva

As was the case in 2018 and 2019, tar Spot, a relatively new disease of corn, is again being reported in some fields. However, as was the case in the last two years, the disease is only now showing up, with the first reports coming in well after R5 (the dough growth stage).

Read more

 

Ohio Farm Custom Rates 2020

Authors: Barry Ward, John Barker, Eric Richer, CCA

Farming is a complex business and many Ohio farmers utilize outside assistance for specific farm-related work. This option is appealing for tasks requiring specialized equipment or technical expertise.

Read more

 

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.

 

Contributors:

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ann Chanon
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rachel Cochran
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility

 

Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Felipe Dalla Lana da Silva
Graduate student

 

Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Boden Fisher
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Will Hamman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Stephanie Karhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Ed Lentz, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology

 

Brigitte Moneymaker
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jim Noel
National Weather Service

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Hallie Williams
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

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CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

OSU Extension Greene County – Agriculture and Natural Resources Update – Oct. 2020

Latest Happenings by Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension Greene County

As we turn the corner into October many programs and events take place for Agriculture and Natural Resources. The crops begin to turn just as the tree leaves and harvest is just around the corner. This year the annual Farm Science Review was held on September 22 through 24 at fsr.osu.edu. The event looked slightly different being in a virtual format but had great success. I had the opportunity to give a presentation on Goat Production and selecting the breed of goat that best fits your farm during the virtual Farm Science Review in the Small Farm Center. This presentation and many other resources will be available for a few weeks online at fsr.osu.edu if you did not have a chance to logon a few weeks ago.

As part of the Agronomic Crops team, each county Ag educator was asked to provide crop yield update videos to be compiled to show yield potentials from around the state. A few weeks back, I took to the fields and did some yield estimates. Be sure to check in online for the video.

Some of the other things taking place were the virtual National Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinators Conference where we hope to bring back some new home horticulture program ideas that we can implement in 2021.

Also, the last week was the National Association of County Agriculture Agents virtual meeting. There, I will be presented on a statewide youth leadership program called LOOK to Ohio. I always look forward to learning from other colleagues from across the nation.

Finally, we will turn the corner into October as harvest will be in full swing, the last of the summer farm activities will occur and winter preparation will be in high time. Enjoy the Fall weather!

As always, if I can be of assistance, don’t hesitate to call the office at 937-372-9971 or send me an email at corboy.3@osu.edu. -Trevor

Farm Finance

Have questions on the latest cash rent values or custom farming rates? The 2020 data is now available. Call the office at 937-372-9971 or email Trevor at corboy.3@osu.edu to get the latest copy.

Do you need accounting publications for 2021? We have farm account books in stock at the office to keep you up to date on your records! Let us know if we can get you something.

Soil Sampling

When was the last time you had your soil tested? We can help with getting your soil tested. First, collect a dry soil sample of your field, lawn, or area of interest and visit greene.osu.edu or go.osu.edu/gcsoiltest. Agronomic soil samples cost $17 and are incremental for each additional. While turf/ornamental/lawn samples cost $21 and are incremental for each additional. Unsure how to take a soil sample, visit greene.osu.edu to learn more. The OSU Extension office accepts soil samples anytime online, in our dropbox, or by dropping them off by appointment. We will get the results and be in contact with you on next steps to maximize your growing space.

Food Production Gardening

The Ohio State University Extension Greene County, Agriculture and Natural Resources team embarked on a journey in 2020 to provide food production education to the Greene County community amid COVID-19. In April 2020, OSU Extension Greene County met as part of the Community Roots coalition to focus the third year of involvement in a community garden near the east end of Xenia.

The Community Roots coalition is comprised of members from Greene County Public Health, the City of Xenia, and the Ohio State University Extension Greene County. The goal of the coalition is to promote healthy lifestyles across Greene County. The community garden at Lexington Park provides shared, communal gardening space along with scheduled program days for those interested in learning about gardening, nutrition, and sustainability.

To emphasize the increased food security focus of the garden OSU Extension Greene County also hopes to engage the greater community. Over the last few months, OSU Extension Greene County, Agriculture and Natural Resources staff, Trevor Corboy and Kim Hupman along with Master Gardener Volunteers have worked to grow local food consisting of a diverse range of vegetable crops. This is in 16 – 600 square feet growing plots as part of the City of Xenia – Garden Plot rental program at its new location in Lexington Park. To date the program has generated over 1476 pounds of produce that has been donated to local Food Pantries in the Greene County community. This program has been two fold in that educational videos are being developed to teach people how to grow different types of vegetables, but also how to manage their growing spaces, how to cook and prepare what they grow, and finally what to do next in the garden and kitchen.

 

Home Horticulture Updates by Kim Hupman, Horticulture Program Assistant, OSU Extension Greene County

EMG Conference

This month I had the opportunity to attend the virtual Extension Master Gardeners National Coordinators’ Conference. It was a great chance to talk with other Coordinators from across the nation on various topic. The main topic revolved around online programs and training. It was an excellent chance to learn other Coordinators successes and opportunities with online events. OSU Extension Coordinators have been working to create online training for our Master Gardener Volunteers over the past year and a half. I was able to glean some essential elements to include in the upcoming training class for 2022. The class will include online learning, translating discussion questions to research, scheduled live zoom sessions, and in-person labs. More information on the 2022 OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener Volunteer training will be coming soon.

State Master Gardener Volunteer Conference

We are excited to announce that Greene County will host the 2021 State Master Gardener Volunteer Conference, October 14th to 16th.  Certified Master Gardener volunteers will come from all over the state to explore the area and attend the two-and-one-half day conference. The conference will be an opportunity for members to network and gather information, engage in education by attending workshops highlighting horticultural topics and go on local tours in Greene County.  By attending the educational sessions during the conference, MGV’s will be inspired and take back new ideas so they can give back to their communities.

Why Do Trees Change Color? By: Carol Lea Brown, OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener Volunteer

One of the obvious signs of fall is the changing color of the leaves on trees. Orange, red, purple, yellow, brown, and variations thereof make for beautiful landscapes.

The process of making food for a tree takes place within the leaf, but in the fall this process stops. Chlorophyll, which is the extraordinary chemical that gives the leaves their green color in the spring and summer, begins to break down as the temperatures lower and the sunlight decreases. At the same time, other chemical changes increase, which form red pigments. The resulting chemical process leaves behind beautiful fall colors.

Sugar maples usually turn bright orange. Some oaks and a few other tree species turn brown, red, or russet and may keep their leaves until spring. Some of the yellow leaf colors may come from beech, elm, aspen, poplar, birch, ginkgo, or hickory. Others, like sumac and dogwoods, show various shades of red and purple for their autumn display. Weather affects the intensity of the leaf color. Rainy and overcast cool days increase the intensity of the fall colors, while early frost weakens it. Trees lose their leaves to conserve energy throughout winter. Take time to take a walk or a bike ride to get out into the wonderful fall weather and enjoy the changing colors.

 

CORN Newsletter

 

September 29 – October 5, 2020

 

Editor: Ken Ford

 

Decent Harvest Weather Likely to Continue into October

Author: Aaron Wilson

Weather Summary

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Farm Office Live Scheduled for October 7, 2020

Author: David Marrison

Join the OSU Extension Farm Office team for discussions on the latest agricultural law and farm management news.  The next session will be held on October 7, 2020 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Read more

 

Precautions for Feeding Frosted and Drought-Stressed Forages

Author: Mark Sulc

Livestock owners feeding forage need to keep in mind the potential for some forage toxicities and other problems that can develop this fall. High nitrates and prussic acid poisoning are the main potential concerns.

Read more

 

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.

 

Contributors:

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ann Chanon
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rachel Cochran
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Boden Fisher
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mary Griffith
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Will Hamman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Stephanie Karhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology

 

Brigitte Moneymaker
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dennis Riethman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Romanko
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
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.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

Upcoming Farm Management Programs

Several programs are scheduled for Fall 2020 focusing around farm management. Check out the list below:

Upcoming programs:

  • October 1, 2020-Harvest Climate and Market Outlook- 8:30 am EST- go.osu.edu/2020agoutlook
  • October 7, 2020- Farm Office Live! – 8:00 am EST- go.osu.edu/farmofficelive-oct7
  • October 21, 2020- OSU Ag Lender Schools- 9:00 am EST- https://u.osu.edu/aglenderseminars/  -press release attached
  • November 9, 10, 12, 13, 2020- Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference- 12:00 pm EST- go.osu.edu/aedeoutlook

 

October 1, 2020- Harvest Climate and Market Outlook- 8:30 am EST

Presented by Aaron Wilson and Ben Brown

October 7, 2020- Farm Office Live! – 8:00 am EST

Presented by OSU Farm Office Team

October 21, 2020- OSU Ag Lender School – 9:00 am EST

More information and registration at https://u.osu.edu/aglenderseminars/

OSU Agricultural Lender Seminar Virtual for 2020

For over 30 years, OSU Extension has been providing Ohio’s agricultural lenders with professional development training.  The seminar is scheduled for October, but the venue will be online.  The 2020 OSU Extension Agricultural Lender Seminar will be help on October 21, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Lenders from across Ohio and beyond are encouraged to join the seminar.  The planning committee has developed a half-day program that will provide skills and knowledge that will be directly used with their customers as well as information and resources that support the responsibilities of a professional lender.  The seminar will also provide industry awareness of issues that strengthen the lender’s touch with today’s agricultural issues.

“We have national and state experts on the agenda again this year,” says Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator in Defiance County.  Clevenger leads the team to organize and deliver the training to over 150 lenders annually.

“To provide a national view of the U.S. Ag and Financial Conditions we have David Oppedahl of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on the schedule.” David Oppedahl is a senior business economist in the Economic Research Department. He conducts research on the agricultural sector and rural development, as well as analyzes business conditions and the regional economy. He directs the Federal Reserve District of Chicago’s survey of agricultural banks on agricultural land values and credit conditions and publishes the results in AgLetter—the Chicago Fed’s quarterly agricultural publication.

Other experts and their topics from Ohio State include: Ben Brown, AEDE, Grain Prices and Farm Policy; Barry Ward, OSU Extension, Enterprise Budgets and Returns per Acre; Peggy Hall, OSU Extension, Niche/Small Farm Legal Issues; Rob Leads, OSU Exension, Growing Customer Relationships.

Program pre-registration is required and is now open at: https://u.osu.edu/aglenderseminars/

“The OSU Ag Lender Seminars have provided professional development to new, mid-career and experienced lenders.  About one third of our attendees fall into each of those three tenure categories.”

Clevenger says, “The seminars have traditionally been in-person meetings in Ottawa, Urbana, and Wooster, Ohio, but the 2020 seminars will be accessible state-wide and beyond and will bring the same value that lenders have expected and received for decades.”

For more information about the OSU Extension Ag Lender Seminar, visit https://u.osu.edu/aglenderseminars/ ,contact Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator at clevenger.10@osu.edu or call 419-782-4771.

 

November 9, 10, 12, and 13- Ag Policy and Outlook Conference- Daily at Noon EST

Speakers continue to be added- check aede.osu.edu for updates

 

CORN Newsletter

 

September 22 – 28, 2020

 

Editor: Ken Ford

 

Visit the Agronomic Crops Team at the (Virtual) Farm Science Review on September 22-24th

Authors: Amanda Douridas, Mary Griffith, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Elizabeth Hawkins

This year the Farm Science Review will be virtual for the first time in its nearly 60 year history. The virtual show takes place on September 22-24th and includes many livestreamed educational sessions and demonstrations, as well as recorded videos.

Read more

 

Improved tool can help Midwest farmers with cover crop decisions

The cover crop decision tool described in this article will be used in discussions during the 2020 Virtual Farm Science Review.
Read more

 

Fall-applied herbicides – what goes around comes around

Author: Mark Loux

Fall herbicide treatments have fallen off over the past several years for a couple of reasons, among them the effectiveness of new soybean trait systems for managing marestail, some generally crappy weather in late fall, and efforts to reduce input costs.

Read more

 

Fall Forage Management Tips

Author: Mark Sulc

Fall is a great time to take care of some very important aspects for managing forage hay fields and pastures. Below is a list of things that when done in the fall can help avoid big headaches this winter and next spring or even next summer.

Read more

 

H2Ohio Reminder

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Harvest is starting and farmers participating in the H2Ohio program are reminded that any fall fertilizer applications, including manure, need to be approved by their local Soil & Water Conservation Districts.

Read more

 

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.

 

Contributors:

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ann Chanon
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases

 

Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Boden Fisher
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mary Griffith
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Program Assistant

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Brigitte Moneymaker
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Tony Nye
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Romanko
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Garth Ruff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

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.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

2020 FSR Gwynne Conservation Area Presentation Schedule

Check out the full line-up of talks covering tree ID, invasive species, soil health, health, grazing management, invasive species control, tree ID, pond management, recreational lease hunting, pollinators and other beneficial insects, bats, owls, snakes, paw-paws, ginseng, and more.

 Tuesday through Thursday of the review, there will be one live webinar every day, starting at 10:30 am. Each day will also feature a one-hour Q&A session with natural resources and Extension professionals at 1 pm.

View the schedule – 2020 Gwynne Conservation Area FSR Schedule

CORN Newsletter

 

September 15 – 21, 2020

 

Editor: Ken Ford

 

Labor Day Rainfall Eases Drought

Author: Aaron Wilson

Weather Summary

Read more

 

It’s time for the Hessian Fly-free Date Again

Authors: Andy Michel, Pierce Paul, Kelley Tilmon

The cold temperatures this week reminded us that we are approaching our fly-free date for Ohio. These dates are based on predictions on when most Hessian fly adults would no longer be alive to lay eggs on

Read more

 

Surface Application of Manure to Newly Planted Wheat Fields

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Several livestock producers have inquired about applying liquid dairy or swine manure to newly planted wheat fields using a drag hose.

Read more

 

Ask the Expert Sessions to Be Held Live During 2020 Farm Science Review.

Author: David Marrison

For the first time in its nearly 60-year history, Ohio State’s Farm Science Review scheduled for September 22 -24 will not be held in-person.  Instead, a virtual show will be held and the Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free.

Read more

 

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.

 

Contributors:

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rachel Cochran
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility

 

Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Boden Fisher
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Will Hamman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Program Assistant

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology

 

James Morris
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Tony Nye
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dennis Riethman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Romanko
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Chris Zoller
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.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.