Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Presents a New Online Learning Opportunity

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6 pm

Where: Join us via phone, tablet, or computer!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday August 25, 2020

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) can show you how to eat healthier and be more active even on a limited budget.

Limited-income parents and caregivers who participate in EFNEP learn how to make food choices to improve the quality of the meals they serve their family. EFNEP offers a series of nine, 30 to 45-minute workshops via live online Zoom meetings that offer opportunities for discussion, being physically active, and building food resource management skills.

 For questions or accommodations contact:

Iraida Salas  salas.42@osu.edu , Bilingual Program Assistant

Click link to register: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8Bq9fnnJKxrU7t3

CORN Newsletter – Seed Packages & Crop Progress

 

July 28 – August 3

 

Editor: Stephanie Karhoff

 

ODA Asks Public to Not Plant any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

Author: Stephanie Karhoff

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has been notified that several Ohio residents have received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species.

Read more

 

Western Bean Cutworm Numbers Continue to Increase

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Mark Badertscher, Jordan Beck, Frank Becker, Lee Beers, CCA, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Sam Custer, Tom Dehaas, Craig Everett, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Andrew Holden, James Jasinski, Stephanie Karhoff, Alan Leininger, Rory Lewandowski, Cecilia Lokai-Minnich, Matthew Lorentz, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, CCA, Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Beth Scheckelhoff, Clint Schroeder, Jeff Stachler, Mike Sunderman, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Western bean cutworm (WBC) trap counts for the week of July 20 – 26 continue to increase in many counties across Ohio. A total of 26 counties monitored 88 traps, resulting in 636 WBC adults (7.2 statewide average moths per trap) (Figure 1).

Read more

 

2020 Ohio Wheat Performance Test

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Matthew Hankinson

Yield results for the 2020 Ohio Wheat Performance Test are online at: https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/wheattrials/default.asp?year=2020

Read more

 

New Crop Staging Videos

Authors: Alexander Lindsey, Amanda Douridas

A new suite of crop staging videos have been built by faculty at The Ohio State University that highlight corn, soybean, and alfalfa. The videos highlight some common staging methods for each crop, and connect the staging guidelines to practice using live plants in the field.

Read more

 

Climate and Hydrology Pattern to Relax in August

Author: Jim Noel

The overall drier pattern in many but not all places in Ohio this summer appears like it will relax closer to normal in August. The greatest uncertainty with the outlook will center around how the tropical moisture impacts the eastern United States.

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

 

Ben Brown
Farm Management Program Mgr, Program Manager

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
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

 

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

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mary Griffith
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

 

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

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology

 

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

 

Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dennis Riethman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Romanko
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Mary Ann Rose
Program Director, Pesticide Safety Education

 

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

 

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.

CORN Newsletter – Summer Forage & Drought Concern

 

July 21 – July 27

 

Editor: Stephanie Karhoff

 

Western Bean Cutworm Numbers Continue to Increase

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Mark Badertscher, Jordan Beck, Frank Becker, Lee Beers, CCA, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Sam Custer, Tom Dehaas, Craig Everett, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Andrew Holden, Stephanie Karhoff, Alan Leininger, Ed Lentz, CCA, Rory Lewandowski, Cecilia Lokai-Minnich, Matthew Lorentz, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, CCA, Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Beth Scheckelhoff, Clint Schroeder, Jeff Stachler, Mike Sunderman, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Western bean cutworm (WBC) trap counts for the week of July 13 – 19 continue to increase in many Ohio counties. A total of 27 counties monitored 91 traps resulting in 467 WBC adults (5.1 average moths per trap) (Figure 1).

Read more

 

Drought Returns to Ohio

Author: Aaron Wilson

Hot and mostly dry conditions have continued across Ohio. As of July 20, Columbus has reach at least 90°F on 16 out of 20 days in the month, with many locations around the state recording at least double-digit days at that mark.

Read more

 

Heat Alert – Farm Workers at Increased Risk this Summer

Author: Dee Jepsen

Outdoor work during these hot summer months adds additional stress to our body’s coolant system. Heat stroke, heat stress, or heat exhaustion – to distinguish between these terms does not matter – any form of heat stress can impair function.

Read more

 

Leafhoppers, Grasshoppers, and Beetles, Oh My!

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

As the summer progresses we are receiving reports of insect problems often encouraged by hot, dry weather.  Last week we reported on spider mites and especially if you are in an area of continued dry weather we recommend scouting your soybeans and corn

Read more

 

Late Summer Establishment of Perennial Forages

Author: Mark Sulc

The month of August provides the second window of opportunity for establishing perennial forage stands this year.

Read more

 

Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting

Authors: Mark Sulc, Bill Weiss

Short-season forages planted in late summer can be sources of highly digestible fiber in ruminant livestock rations. There are several excellent forage options that can be considered for no-till or conventional tillage plantings in the late summer or early fall planting window.

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

 

Jordan Beck
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Ann Chanon
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Sam Custer
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

 

Mary Griffith
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Dee Jepsen

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Program Assistant

 

David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Rich Minyo
Research Specialist

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jeff Stachler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production

 

Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology

 

Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

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.

 

Do you have a financial question?

You’re not alone! OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Healthy Finances educators are sensitive to the economic challenges many families and their communities face. Whatever your situation, we are here to help.

Our county-based Family and Consumer Sciences Extension educators are here to answer your questions, and are offering FREE financial education and tools to assist families in improving both present and future economic well-being. Submit your question below, an Extension educator will respond within 5 business days.

To submit a question, visit go.osu.edu/AskOSUExtension!

CORN Newsletter – ODA Clean Sweep & License Recertification

 

July 14 – July 20

 

Editor: Stephanie Karhoff

 

Western Bean Cutworm Numbers Starting to Increase

Authors: Amy Raudenbush, Mark Badertscher, Jordan Beck, Frank Becker, Lee Beers, CCA, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Sam Custer, Tom Dehaas, Craig Everett, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Andrew Holden, Stephanie Karhoff, Alan Leininger, Ed Lentz, CCA, Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Cecilia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, CCA, Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Beth Scheckelhoff, Clint Schroeder, Jeff Stachler, Mike Sunderman, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, Matthew Lorentz

We are in the third week of monitoring for Western bean cutworm (WBC) in Ohio. Numbers of WBC moths doubled from the previous week; however, overall numbers across the state remain low.

Read more

 

2020 Clean Sweep: Agricultural Pesticide Disposal

Author: Jennifer Andon

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring three collection events for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides. This year, the collections are happening in Fayette, Hancock and Lake counties.

Read more

 

Corn Pollination

Author: Alexander Lindsey

As temperatures remain hot for much of the state, corn continues to put on leaf collars and is approaching the start of flowering.

Read more

 

Watch for Spider Mites in Dry Areas

Authors: Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Hot, dry weather encourages certain pests in field crops, in particular spider mites in soybean and occasionally corn.  Spider mites are a sporadic problem that most often occurs in August, but infestations in July are possible with sustained periods of hot, dry weather like some parts of Ohio ar

Read more

 

Online Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Available for 2020 Expirations

Author: Mary Ann Rose

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), has partnered with the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) to offer online recertification for applicators whose licenses expire this year and have been unable recertify as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Registration for the priva

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
Hardin County

 

Jordan Beck
Extension Associate

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County

 

Amanda Bennett
Miami County

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County

 

Rachel Cochran
Extension Associate

 

Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility

 

Sam Custer
Darke County

 

Wayne Dellinger
Union County

 

Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases

 

Amanda Douridas
Champaign County

 

Nick Eckel
Water Quality Associate

 

Mike Estadt
Pickaway County

 

Boden Fisher
Extension Associate

 

Ken Ford
Fayette County

 

Allen Gahler
Sandusky County

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County

 

Will Hamman
Pike County

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County

 

Dean Kreager
Licking County

 

Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

David Marrison
Coshocton County

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Muskingum County

 

Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology

 

Brigitte Moneymaker
Extension Associate

 

Sarah Noggle
Paulding County

 

Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County

 

Dennis Riethman
Mercer County

 

Mary Ann Rose
Program Director, Pesticide Safety Education

 

Garth Ruff
Henry County

 

Beth Scheckelhoff
Putnam County

 

Matt Schmerge
Shelby County

 

Clint Schroeder
Allen County

 

Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County

 

Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Ted Wiseman
Perry County

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Van Wert County

 

Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County

 

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.

 

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Seven new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1199 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

While parts of Ohio received significant and much needed rainfall yesterday, other parts remain in near drought conditions combined with 90+ degree temperatures. This week we’re focused on management issues related to hot, dry weather.

Articles this week include:

  • Pasture Management in a Drought
  • Emergency Forages to Plant Mid-Summer
  • Summer Planted Annual “Cover Crops” for Forage, a study conducted in 2019
  • Ruminants, and the Impact of Hot Weather
  • When to market culls?
  • Hold cattle and delay marketing, or move them on?
  • Livestock Risk Protection Changes

Ohio Hop Growers Open House July 25th

The Ohio Hop Growers Guild welcomes you to experience how hops are grown in Ohio. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 25th from 10 AM to 2 PM and visit a local hop yard near you!

Cure your curiosity for how hops are produced. Talk to growers and learn more about the vital ingredient in your brews!

We welcome brewers (craft and home), beer servers, hop growers of any kind, potential growers, the just plain curious craft beer connoisseur- anyone who wants to know more about Ohio grown hops and up your hop game.

Participating growers are listed below- please visit their Facebook or website as we get closer to the date for additional information on their open house.

Current participants and locations:

 

1- Hirschfeld Hops

18901 Flederjohn Rd

New Knoxville 45871

Hirschfeld Hops

 

hirschfeldhops@gmail.com

 

2- Arcadia Buckeye Hops

18745 County Rd 109

Arcadia 44804

Arcadia Buckeye Hops LLC

 

arcadiabuckeyehops@gmail.com

 

3- CLEaf Farms, Ltd.

1211 Ferman Ave

Cleveland 44109

cleaffarms216@gmail.com

 

4-Auburn Acres

10638 Taylor may Rd

Auburn 44023

Auburn Acres Hops

 

auburnacresohio@gmail.com

 

5- Barking Squirrel Farms

14265 Seigler Rd

Lisbon 44432

https://www.facebook.com/BarkingSquirrelFarms

 

merritt@barkingsquirrelfarms.com

 

6- Boondocks Hops

1580 North Altman Rd

New Richmond, 45157

Boondocks Hops

 

www.boondockshops.com

peter@boondockshops.com

 

7 Ohio Valley Hops

8371 Ohio 48

Maineville 45039

Ohio Valley Hops

 

www.ohiovalleyhops.com

ohiovalleyhops@gmail.com

 

8- Little Miami Farms

3391 Cemetery Rd

Xenia 45385

Little Miami Farms

 

www.littlemiamifarms.com

jamie@littlemiamifarms.com

 

9- OSHY Hops

12790 Fralick Rd

South Solon 43153

OSHY Hops

 

www.oshyhops.com

derek@oshyhops.com

 

10- Zachrich Hop Yard

4850 Mechanicsburg-Sanford Rd

Mechanicsburg 43044

Zachrich Hop Yard

 

zachrichhopyard.wixsite.com/zachrichhopyard

zachrichhopyard@gmail.com

 

 

11- Oak Hill Hops

3031 West Streetsboro Rd

Richfield 44286

Oak Hill Hops

 

ashley@oakhillhops.com

 

ODA Partners with OSU Extension to Provide Online Pesticide Recertification Opportunities

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), is partnering with the Ohio State University Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) to temporarily offer online recertification for pesticide applicators and fertilizer certificate holders whose licenses expired or are due to expire this year, and were unable recertify as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The online recertification for private pesticide applicators and fertilizer certificate holders will be available starting Monday, July 6.  Commercial pesticide applicators will be able to recertify online beginning August 10.

For more information or to register for the online recertification, click on this hotlink: pested.osu.edu/onlinerecert.

Training videos for recertification will include category specific, up-to-date information provided by ODA, Ohio State University Specialists, Field Specialists, and Extension Educators. The cost for online training is $35 for private applicators and $10 for fertilizer recertification. The price per credit hour for commercial applicators is $15.  Your license number or applicator ID will be required to complete the recertification process.  If you don’t know your license number, please contact ODA at 614-728-6987, choose option 1.

Applicators are still required to meet their recertification requirements to renew licenses and certifications.  As a result of HB 197, applicators have until 90 days after the emergency is over or December 1, whichever comes first, to complete their requirements.  Recertification status can be checked online here. Applicators must also submit a completed renewal application and pay an additional fee to the ODA for licensure.

If you have questions about Pesticide or Fertilizer certification or recertification, pleas contact the OSU Extension Greene County Office at 937-372-9971 and ask for Trevor Corboy.