CORN Newsletter

October 19 – October 25, 2021

 

Editor: Mary Griffith

 

Weather Update: Fall Weather Finally Arrives

Author: Aaron Wilson

Summary

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Prevent Combine Fires During Fall Harvest

Authors: Dee Jepsen, Wayne Dellinger, CCA

Autumn weather conditions have led to an increase in combine fires. Two recommendations to prevent injuries and property damage include: preventative maintenance and pre-planning for fire emergencies.

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Jack Frost Will Bite Soon – Precautions for Feeding Frosted Forages

Author: Mark Sulc

One of these days soon we will have a frost. There is potential for some forage toxicities and other problems that can develop after a frost.

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Prevent Plant Winter Wheat…What To Do With Your Seed

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Alexander Lindsey, Pierce Paul, Andy Michel, Curtis Young, CCA

The combination of slow soybean harvest and rainfall in Northwest Ohio has made wheat planting challenging for some. What should you do with your wheat seed if you weren’t able to plant?

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Harvesting Corn Fields with Moldy Leaves and Stubble

Authors: Pierce Paul, Dee Jepsen

Dark Dust Clouds during Harvest: There have been reports of huge dust clouds blowing up behind combines during harvest.

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Alternative Options for On-Farm Grain Storage

Author: Amanda Douridas

The excitement of a large crop may be hampered slightly by thoughts of where all that grain will go. If you are running the numbers and realizing your storage will be full before the end of harvest, you might start looking around the farm for new places to store grain.

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ODA Extends H2Ohio Deadline for Cover Crops

Authors: Sarah Noggle, Glen Arnold, CCA

Due to a late harvest and adverse weather conditions, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is extending the 2021 H2Ohio Program deadline for planting overwintering cover crops, including those following small grains, and manure incorporation.

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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

 

Carrie Brown
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rachel Cochran
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Taylor Dill
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Boden Fisher
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
Assistant Professor – Plant Pathology

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Brigitte Moneymaker
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Tony Nye
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

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

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.

OSU Income Tax Schools 2021

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbus, Ohio. 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 2021 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.
“Our instructors are what make the difference in our program. Most have been teaching OSU tax schools for over 20 years and make themselves available long after the class to make sure attendees get through the tax filing season,” Ward said.
Attendees also receive a class workbook that 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 an online virtual school presented over the course of four afternoons.
In-person schools:
November 1-2, Presidential Banquet Center, Kettering/Dayton
November 3-4, Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, Gibsonburg/Fremont
November 17-18, Ashland University John C. Meyer Convocation Center, Ashland
November 22-23, Christopher Conference Center, Chillicothe
November 29-30, Zane State/Ohio University Zanesville Campus, Zanesville
December 2-3, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, OSU Campus, Columbus
December 6-7, Hartville Kitchen, Hartville
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Virtual On-Line School presented via Zoom:
November 8, 12, 15 & 19, 12:30 – 4:45 p.m.

In addition to the tax schools, the program offers a separate, two-hour ethics webinar that will broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.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 $400. 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 $450.

Additionally, the 2022 RIA Federal Tax Handbook is available to purchase by participants for a discounted fee of $50 each. Registration information and the online registration portal can be found online at: http://go.osu.edu/2021tax

A webinar on Ag Tax Issues will be held Monday, Dec. 13 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:20 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 if registered at least two weeks prior to the webinar. After November 29, registration is $200. Register by mail or on-line at https://go.osu.edu/agissues2021.

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 12 – October 18, 2021

 

Editor: Mary Griffith

 

Fall Armyworm Still Active in Some Fields

Authors: Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, Curtis Young, CCA, Mark Sulc, Aaron Wilson

Despite the cold snap a couple of weeks ago, we have continued to catch large numbers of fall armyworm moths (we caught >10,000 moths the last week of September), have found eggs, and have even had reports of damage in cover crops, alfalfa and other forage.

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Delayed Wheat Planting

Author: Laura Lindsey

In general, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the fly-free safe date.

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

 

Tim Barnes
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Carrie Brown
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Taylor Dill
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Boden Fisher
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Stephanie Karhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology

 

Brigitte Moneymaker
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Gigi Neal
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

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
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.

AG Lender Seminar and Produce Safety Program

Attached are a couple of programs that maybe of interest to some of your clientele, that is being offered in Washington Court House.

 

CORN Newsletter

 

October 5 – October 11, 2021

 

Editor: Mary Griffith

 

Corn Pre-Harvest Check

Authors: Taylor Dill, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Corn harvest started earlier than normal this year across Ohio with many farmers taking advantage of higher grain prices and hauling in high moisture corn. This is causing more producers to switch back and forth between corn and soybean harvest.

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Are You Seeing Brown Pods and Green Stems?

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

Green stems on mature soybean plants may be the result of a source/sink problem. If there are a limited number of pods (sink), there are fewer places for the plant’s photosynthates (source) to go.

Read more

 

October Harvest Weather Looks Good

Author: Jim Noel

After a brief period of wetness to start October, harvest season looks pretty good. October temperatures will be well above normal. Rainfall will average close to normal after the brief wetter period this week.

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Becoming a Certified Crop Adviser and Exam Prep Options

Authors: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Lee Beers, CCA

Practicing agronomists can highlight their knowledge, experience, and dedication to crop production advising through the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program. The program provides a professional benchmark for agronomists in the United States and Canada.

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

 

Carrie Brown
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Taylor Dill
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jamie Hampton
Extension Educator, ANR

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Stephanie Karhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
Assistant Professor – Plant Pathology

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

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

 

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

 

Dennis Riethman
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

 

Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
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.

Fall Pumpkin Program

Pumpkins are a fall tradition. From Jack-o’-lanterns to pumpkin pie, they signal the beginning of the fall season. Join us Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Greene County Extension for an evening of all things pumpkin! We will start with some Pumpkin Fun Facts presented by the host, Kim Hupman, OSU Extension Greene County Horticulture Program Assistant. Jim Jasinski, OSU Extension Integrated Pest Management Program Coordinator, will talk about the 5 Key Pest of Pumpkins. Laura Halladay, OSU Extension Greene County Family and Consumer Science Educator, will teach us how to prepare a fresh pumpkin to use in recipes and provide a selection of tastings using pumpkin. Her presentation, Pumpkins: Not Just for Pie, will have you experiencing pumpkin in a whole new way! Finally we will wrap it up with Bryan Reeb, Giant Pumpkin Grower, on How to Grow Giant Pumpkins: The Basics from Start to Finish along with some seeds from his giant pumpkins.

 

When: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Location: 100 Fairground Rd., Xenia, Ohio 45385

Cost: $10.00

Contact: Kim Hupman at hupman.5@osu.edu or Laura Halladay at Halladay.6@osu.edu

Registration: go.osu.edu/gcpumpkins

 

This program will be held in person at the OSU Extension Greene County office, Ohio State University Extension follows current University and Local Public Health COVID-19 protocols.

Kitchen Table Conversations hosted during the Farm Science Review

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, lunch, or snack and join us from your “kitchen table” to engage in conversations “virtually” on September 21, 22, and 23, 2021 for “Kitchen Table Conversations” hosted by the Ohio Women in Agriculture of Ohio State University Extension. Conversations and discussions on “hot topics” in the agricultural world related to health, marketing, finance, legal, and production for women in agriculture.

These sessions are offered during the Farm Science Review daily from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM via ZOOM. Registration is required to participate.

Register @ https://go.osu.edu/kitchentableconversations2021

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CONVERSATION TOPICS…

9|21 Raising Livestock on Five Acres or Less

So you have some land and you want some extra income or a supply of food for your family.  This session will investigate all of your options and possibilities.

Sandy Smith, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Carrol County

9|22 Farm Stress and Mental Health

It can be hard to have a conversation about our mental health, but it is just as important as acknowledging our physical health. When we live where we work stress can sometimes get the better of us. Sitting together as a family around the kitchen table fosters an environment to have tough conversations. During this session, we will have a conversation about the importance of addressing mental health concerns, how to bridge the difficult topics, and the resources that are available to you and your family.

Bridget Britton MSW, LSW….Behavioral Health Field Specialist ANR

 

9\23 On-Farm Research Opportunities

On-farm research can provide valuable local data to inform decision-making and help you understand the ROI of practices and technologies on your farm. The OSU eFields program fosters partnerships between Ohio farmers, industry, and OSU researchers. Learn about recent research trials conducted across the state and how to become involved in the program.

Elizabeth Hawkins, Ph.D…Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems, Assistant Professor

FSR 2021 is finally only a week away!!

Farm Science Review 2021

Farm Science Review 2021

Farm Science Review is just a week away, held September 21st – 23rd with lots of excitement in store for farmers young and old. There will be a lot of new equipment and technology to view as you walk around the show grounds and of course milk shakes and delicious sandwiches from the OSU student organizations. OSU also has some exciting areas for you to stop by and learn more about agricultural practices being studied at OSU and view some of the latest technology in action.

Agronomy plots area

One major yield thief in both corn and soybeans is compaction. We will show how the utilization of tracks and various types of tires can affect your crop, especially in pinch row compaction. Very high flexation tires can decrease field compaction by lowering inflation pressure once in the field. Deflating after road travel will maximize the tire footprint. See this demonstrated in the plots with a tractor that has tires on one side inflated to road pressure and the other to field pressure. Knowing the correct inflation pressure to the exact psi is critical. Stop in the morning, to enter a raffle to win a high accuracy tire pressure gauge by guessing the inflation pressures on this tractor both for road travel and field use. The winner of the raffle with the proper inflation pressure will be announced each day at noon.

Our work with producers around that state to maximize corn and soybean yields is demonstrated in a set of high yield plots.  The plots are receiving the exact amount of water they need each week utilizing soil moisture sensors to determine the irrigation amount need. The plots are also being spoon-fed nutrients to make sure nothing limits their ability to maximize yield. These maximum yield plots are much taller and greener this year than the traditional management plots.

Another area we have focused on is cover crops and how to help producers implement them into their operation. Cover crop management can be a challenge though at times. One of the management challenges demonstrated this year is the tough decision of, should your agronomic crop be planted once the cover crop is terminated or while it is still green. Cover crops can be killed utilizing herbicide or a roller-crimper. Crimping these cover crops at the proper growth stage is important for termination. Before we terminate cover crops, we must establish them. One of the challenges with establishment is herbicide carryover. Various herbicides have different effects on our ability to establish the cover crop. Learn more about the interaction of herbicides and cover crops in our plots. We also inter-seeded 11 different species of potential cover crops for you to see how well they can survive under a corn canopy in this year’s plots.

While cover crops can protect the soil during heavy rain fall events and their roots can help improve soil health, they can also be utilized as a forage source for livestock. Selecting the best cover crop for both needs can increase farm profitability. These cover crop forages can be summer or winter annuals. The incorporation of perennial forages into your farm can have numerous benefits. We have planted many of these perennial forages for you to view and understand why they may be right for your farm.

There is nowhere near enough space in the agronomy plots to show you all the research being done in Ohio to assist growers. To learn about more research, we have going on around the state or how to conduct research on your farm, pick up your own copy of the eFields on-farm research report.  Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn even more about our research by taking virtual reality tours of our research stations while visiting us at the agronomic plots. Take time to learn more about where wheat in Ohio goes and how it ends up on your neighbor’s plate. You can also interact with our water quality team to learn more about conservation practices for your farm that will improve the quality of water leaving your farm.

iFarm Immersive Theatre

New for the 2021 Farm Science Review is the iFarm Immersive Theatre! Visit the iFarm Immersive Theatre for an experience like an IMAX theater for viewing agriculture-based films. Topics include a ride on a crop duster applying fungicide, exploration of natural habitats, inside a beehive, multiple machinery demonstrations, and more! The iFarm Immersive Theatre is brought to you by Nationwide, Ohio Farm Bureau, and OSU Extension.

Digital Ag

The “Ag Innovation Demos” is a proving ground for evaluating future technologies and data driven cropping practices.  This 15-acre field is located in the demonstration fields at Farm Science Review.

·        Automated Turn Demonstration (John Deere and Case IH)

·        OminiDrive – Autonomous Grain Cart (Precision Agri Services and CNH Industrial)

·        Drone Scouting (Integrated Ag/Taranus)

·        Intra-Canopy Drone Scouting (Ohio State)

·        Drone Spraying (Rantizo, Hylio and Beck’s Hybrids)

Field Demos

Field Demo Schedule

Field Demo Schedule

CCA credits available at FSR

Tuesday, September 21

CCA Schedule - Tuesday

CCA Schedule – Tuesday

Wednesday, September 22

CCA Schedule - Wednesday

CCA Schedule – Wednesday

Thursday, September 23

CCA Schedule - Thursday

CCA Schedule – Thursday

CROP OBSERVATION AND RECOMMENDATION NETWORK

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.

CORN Newsletter

September 14-20, 2021

 

Editor: Ken Ford

 

FSR 2021 is finally only a week away!!

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

Farm Science Review is just a week away, held September 21st – 23rd with lots of excitement in store for farmers young and old.

Read more

 

Diagnosis of Tar Spot Late in the Season

Author: Pierce Paul

Understandably, tar spot has been the focus of our attention this year, as it has been detected in more than 20 counties.

Read more

 

Foliar Diseases May Affect Stalk Strength and Quality

Authors: Pierce Paul, Peter Thomison

Causes of Stalk Rot: Several factors may contribute to stalk rot, including extreme weather conditions, inadequate fertilization, problems with nutrient uptake, insects, and diseases.

Read more

 

Life In A Time of Glyphosate Scarcity – Part 1 – Burndown In No-Till Wheat

Author: Mark Loux

It’s been a strange couple of years.  Shortages and supply chain problems (ask any cyclist who likes to break things often).  And just when you think anything else couldn’t happen, the supply of glyphosate, which is usually way more abundant than water in the American West, has apparently become

Read more

 

Drainage installation and conservation practice field demonstrations at the 2021 Farm Science Review

Authors: Vinayak Shedekar, Elizabeth Rose Schwab

Have you ever wondered how subsurface tile drainage is installed in farm fields? The Farm Science Review (FSR), held from September 21–23, brings you an opportunity to view live demonstrations of the drainage tile installation process.

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

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Carrie Brown
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Taylor Dill
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jamie Hampton
Extension Educator, ANR

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
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
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology

 

Rich Minyo
Research Specialist

 

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

 

Mitchell Roth
State Specialist, Plant Pathology

 

Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology

 

Barry Ward
Program Leader

 

Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

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.

CROP ALERT AND YARD ALERT! IT’S ARMYWORM

Calls started coming in about an armyworm that was devouring lawns, pastures, meadows, and alfalfa fields across Ohio. Upon collection of larvae for identification, it was easily IDed as the fall armyworm.
The fall armyworm and a close relative, the yellow striped armyworm do not overwinter in Ohio, they must migrate into the state through the summer from the south. Apparently, both species of armyworm have been exploding down south. The adults from these southern populations were swept up in summer storm fronts and pushed north. The adults of these species have been recorded to fly up to 500 miles under their own power as well.
About 2 to 2 ½ weeks ago, egg masses were observed on many items including fence posts, signposts and insect traps used to monitor other insects. Each female moth can lay egg masses of 10-20 eggs up to 100 or more at a time. These eggs hatched in 5-7 days. The larvae (caterpillars) then dropped onto plants below and started feeding. The tiny caterpillar feeding activity was relatively unnoticeable, but now that the caterpillars are older and larger, they appear to be almost eating everything in their path including each other when the food plants run out.
This damage could continue for a couple of more weeks. Thus, if you have a yard or crop field suffering from fall armyworm activity, you may need to treat the infestation with an insecticide.
The following information is for turfgrass infestations from Dr. Dave Shetlar, Ohio State University Professor Emeritus of Entomology:
“For commercial applicators, any of the pyrethroids will work well against fall or yellow striped armyworms. Bifenthrin (Talstar and many generics), lambda-cyhalothrin (Scimitar), gamma-cyhalothrin, beta-cyfluthrin (Tempo Ultra), Permethrin, etc., are common examples. Sprays are much more effective and rapid acting compared to granules. Sprays will usually kill most of the larvae within 24 hours, but granules may take 3-5 days to achieve maximum kill. This is simply due to exposure.
For homeowners, there are many over-the-counter products. Some of the most common “name brand” products are: Ortho Bug B-Gon (bifenthrin); Ortho Lawn Insect Killer (bifenthrin); Spectricide Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns (gamma-cyhalothrin) granule and hose-end spray; Garden Tech “Sevin” (contains zeta-cypermethrin, NOT carbaryl which used to be in these containers) granule and spray; Scotts Summerguard Lawn Food with Insect Control (bifenthrin); Bayer Complete Insect Killer for lawns (Imidacloprid plus beta-cyfluthrin) granule and spray. I’m sure there are more out there.”
Similar products are available for agricultural crops and can be found in a new joint publication from Ohio State University and Michigan State University at: https://aginsects.osu.edu/news/msu-osu-insect-ipm-guide