CORN Newsletter

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ABOUT CFAES OSU EXTENSION OARDC OHIO STATE ATI
ABOUT CFAES OSU EXTENSION OARDC OHIO STATE ATI
May 19 – May 25
Editor: Beth Scheckelhoff

Warmer Weather, Finally!

Author: Aaron Wilson

As recently as last Wednesday and Thursday (May 13-14), some locations across Ohio had morning lows dipping down to near or below freezing (Figure 1).

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Scab Risk Low, but Keep Your Eyes on Leaf Diseases

Author: Pierce Paul

According to the FHB forecasting system, the risk for head scab continues to be low across the state of Ohio, for wheat flowering (or barley heading) today, May 18. In spite of the wet weather we have had, it has been very cold over the last week to 10 days.

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Field Estimations of Alfalfa Fiber Content

Authors: Angela Arnold, Mark Sulc, Jeff Stachler, Will Hamman, Dean Kreager

Ohio has seen its 5th warmest winter on record but spring temperatures across the state have consistently been 2-6° F below long-term averages. Climatic variations every year make it difficult to know the exact date to determine harvest of our first alfalfa crop.

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Alfalfa Weevil Update

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Aaron Wilson, Mark Sulc, Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Andy Michel

Peak alfalfa weevil feeding damage occurs between 325 and 575 heat units (based on accumulation of heat units from January 1 with a base of 48°F).  All monitored locations are now in or close to this range except Ashtabula.  We recommend alfalfa weevil scouting as regular part of your program.  F

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Ohio Corn, Soybean and Wheat Enterprise Budgets – Projected Returns for 2020

Author: Barry Ward

COVID-19 has created an unusual situation that has negatively affected crop prices and lowered certain crop input costs. Many inputs for the 2020 production year were purchased or the prices/costs were locked in prior to the spread of this novel coronavirus.

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June 23
Maximize your Ag Tech – Tri-State Precision Ag Webinar
About C.O.R.N. NewsletterC.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.
Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
Mark Badertscher
Hardin County
John Barker
Knox County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Ben Brown
Farm Management Program Mgr, Program Manager
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County
Rachel Cochran
Extension Associate
Trevor Corboy
Greene County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Wayne Dellinger
Union County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
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
Mary Griffith
Madison County
Will Hamman
Pike County
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Ashtabula County
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Dean Kreager
Licking County
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Alan Leininger
Program Assistant
Ed Lentz, CCA
Hancock County
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
David Marrison
Coshocton County
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Brigitte Moneymaker
Extension Associate
James Morris
Brown County
Gigi Neal
Clermont County
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County
Dennis Riethman
Mercer County
Matthew Romanko
Extension Associate
Mary Ann Rose
Program Director, Pesticide Safety Education
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Matt Schmerge
Shelby County
Clint Schroeder
Allen County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
Barry Ward
Program Leader
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.

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services announced the P-EBT program, this program includes food benefits for children who were receiving free or reduced-price school meals. There is no need to apply. For more information visit go.osu.edu/covidbenefits
 
El Departamento de Trabajo y Servicios para las Familias de Ohio anunció un programa se llama “Pandemia-EBT”. Este programa es por los niños que reciben comidas escolares gratis o a precio reducido. No es necesario aplicar por eso, si sus niños reciben la comida escolar gratis o a precio reducido, su familia va a recibir tarjeta “EBT”

Southwest Ohio Coffee Talk – 5/14

 This is a weekly opportunity for you to meet, discuss and ask questions virtually about issues that are affecting Agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic. This weekly, virtual meeting is being hosted by county Extension Educators and Field Specialist from Clinton, Fayette, and Greene Counties. We are planning to offer this opportunity as we continue to have interest from our audience.

Feel free to add your topics of interest, questions, concerns and basically “What’s on your Mind?”
at this anonymous link: go.osu.edu/TalkTopics

http://go.osu.edu/swohcoffeetalk

This week – 5/14

Impacts of Recent Cold Temperatures on Corn and Soybeans

Alex Lindsey, The Ohio State University

CORN Newsletter – May 11

COLLEGE OF FOOD, AGRICULTURAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

 

May 12 – May 18

 

Editor: Beth Scheckelhoff

 

CFAES Ag Weather System Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA, Elizabeth Hawkins, Sam Custer

With the calendar now turning to mid-May and much warmer weather expected ahead, this will be the last edition of this year’s soil temperature series in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter.

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How Cold is Too Cold for Wheat at Feekes 8 and Feekes 10.5.1 Growth Stages?

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Alexander Lindsey, Aaron Wilson

Every year presents a different set of challenges for agricultural production across Ohio. Last year, northwest and west central Ohio could not escape the rain. This year, Ohio cannot seem to shake the chill. An unusual weather pattern set up across the Midwest and Northeast U.S.

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Cold Weather Impact on Corn and Soybean

Authors: Alexander Lindsey, Laura Lindsey

In Ohio, between May 9 and 10, temperatures were as low as 26°F with some areas even receiving snow. The effect on corn and soybean depends on both temperature, duration of low temperature, and growth stage of the plant.

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Managing Head Scab with Fungicides Q&A

Author: Pierce Paul

Most of the wheat in the northern half of the state is still between Feekes growth stage 8 (early flag leaf emergence) and 9 (full flag leaf emergence), but in the southern half of the state, wheat is much further along.

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Potential for Toxic Nitrate Levels in Forages

Author: Mark Sulc

The recent cold and cloudy weather has raised the concern for higher nitrate levels in forages that could potentially be toxic to animals consuming those forages. It is true that any stress condition that slows plant growth and metabolism can increase the risk of higher plant nitrate levels.

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Burndown and Residual Herbicide Issues

Author: Mark Loux

Depending upon where you are in the state, it’s possible right now to be experiencing delays in getting anything done, progress in planting but delays in herbicide application, weather too dry to activate residual herbicides, and/or reduced burndown herbicide effectiveness on big weeds due to col

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Meet Your Neighbors on the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast

Authors: Elizabeth Hawkins, Amanda Douridas

New episodes of the Agronomy and Farm Management podcast are available and feature interviews with farmers around Ohio. Meet Aaron Overholser from Darke Co. in episode 48 and learn why he conducts on-farm research. Episode 49 features Geoff Mavis from Fayette Co.

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Watch for Cereal Leaf Beetles in Wheat, Barley and Other Grains

Authors: Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

Around this time in May, we may see increases of cereal leaf beetle in wheat and other small grains.  In fact, a few adults have already been spotted in a few fields.

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When Can Unlicensed Applicators Spray on the Farm?

Author: Mary Ann Rose

Many are asking who can legally apply pesticides on the farm since ODA postponed pesticide license testing.

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Upcoming Events

 

June 23

 

Maximize your Ag Tech – Tri-State Precision Ag Webinar

 

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:

 

Angela Arnold
Portage and Trumbull Counties

 

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

 

Ben Brown
Farm Management Program Mgr, Program Manager

 

Ann Chanon
Lorain County

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County

 

Trevor Corboy
Greene County

 

Sam Custer
Darke County

 

Wayne Dellinger
Union County

 

Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases

 

Amanda Douridas
Champaign County

 

Mike Estadt
Pickaway County

 

Boden Fisher
Extension Associate

 

Ken Ford
Fayette County

 

Allen Gahler
Sandusky County

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County

 

Mary Griffith
Madison County

 

Will Hamman
Pike County

 

Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County

 

Dean Kreager
Licking County

 

Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Alan Leininger
Program Assistant

 

Ed Lentz, CCA
Hancock County

 

Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County

 

Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science

 

David Marrison
Coshocton County

 

Clifton Martin, CCA
Muskingum County

 

Brigitte Moneymaker
Extension Associate

 

James Morris
Brown County

 

Gigi Neal
Clermont County

 

Sarah Noggle
Paulding County

 

Tony Nye
Clinton County

 

Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County

 

Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Fulton County

 

Dennis Riethman
Mercer County

 

Matthew Romanko
Extension Associate

 

Mary Ann Rose
Program Director, Pesticide Safety Education

 

Garth Ruff
Henry County

 

Matt Schmerge
Shelby County

 

Clint Schroeder
Allen County

 

Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County

 

Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production

 

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

 

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.

New Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

My name is Laura Halladay and I am excited to join the Greene County OSU Extension team as the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator. I grew up in a rural area south of Buffalo, NY. I graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in Sports and Exercise Studies. Upon graduation, I moved to New Jersey and later New York City working in the parks and recreation industry. In 2011, I returned to Ohio to continue my education by obtaining a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Sinclair Community College and became a Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Registered (NDTR). I began my time with The Ohio State University Extension in Clark County as a SNAP-Ed Program Assistant and was later promoted to SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator. I am thrilled to continue my extension career in Greene County.

“Family and Consumer Sciences teaches individuals and families the skills they need to live healthfully in all areas of life. We offer people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices which means healthier lives, better finances and more positive relationships at home, at work and in the community.” Learn more at fcs.osu.edu

Once our lives return to normal, or the new normal, I am eager to meet you. At OSU Extension we have been able to telecommute. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or FCS program opportunities. I can be reached at Halladay.6@osu.edu or 937-736-7218. Please check Greene.osu.edu and the Greene County OSU Extension Facebook Page for program updates.

Southwest Ohio Coffee Talk – 5/7

 This is a weekly opportunity for you to meet, discuss and ask questions virtually about issues that are affecting Agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic. This weekly, virtual meeting is being hosted by county Extension Educators and Field Specialist from Clinton, Fayette, and Greene Counties. We are planning to offer this opportunity as we continue to have interest from our audience.

Feel free to add your topics of interest, questions, concerns and basically “What’s on your Mind?”
at this anonymous link: go.osu.edu/TalkTopics

This week – 5/7

Drones: Where are We and What’s Next?

-John Barker, OSU Extension

BACKYARD VEGETABLE GARDENING – PART 1 – GETTING STARTED – 5/7/2020

Join us to learn more about how to start your own garden during COVID-19. You may even learn a quick tip or two for the established home garden. Topics will range from soil health, considerations on what to plant and when, and what to look for if your vegetables are not growing.

This program will be open to the public at not cost. It will feature approximately thirty minutes of planned discussion, then an open forum for home garden questions. If you have questions now, feel free to submit them with the contact information of corboy.3@osu.edu or hupman.5@osu.edu or 937-372-9971. More information is available at greene.osu.edu.

View the flyer for connection details.