Local Agronomic Insect Report – 8/27/18

For the week of 8/19-8/25. With western bean cutworm number back in the single digits trapping efforts will now focus in late generation corn borer, which can cause significant damage in late season corn. Barring a drastic increase in ECB moth numbers this will be the last agronomic insect report for the 2018 growing season.


Freedom – 2
Monroe – 0
Pleasant -1
Bartlow – 6


Freedom – 2
Bartlow – 0


Flatrock – 0 male; 0 female; 0 nymphs

Comparing Four Weaning Systems

By: John Maday, Previously published on Drovers online

For cow-calf producers planning how to manage their calves through the stressful weaning period, deciding factors include available labor, facilities, weather, marketing goals and others, in addition to efforts to minimize stress, protect calf health and ensure performance. Continue reading

Late-Season Pod Feeding by Bean Leaf Beetle or Grasshopper

By: Kelley Tilmon and Andy Michel, Ohio State University Extension, Previously published in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter

We have heard a few reports of either bean leaf beetles or grasshoppers increasing in soybeans. As we start to approach the end of the growing season the larger concern with these insects is the potential for pod feeding, rather than foliage feeding. Pod feeding directly impacts grain quality. Crop stage is also an important consideration. Continue reading

Late August Updates

Check out some upcoming Opportunities and Resources

What We Learned from Growing Barley in 2018:  Eric Richer has scheduled a twilight program on August 28 to review the yields and quality metrics from several test fields of malt barley grown here in NW Ohio in 2018.  If you are considering this crop in 2019 or beyond, please come learn about the one year’s worth of data we have here locally.  7 pm at Robert Fulton Ag Center with a chance to see double crop bean comparisons after wheat and barley with a local farm tour.  PLEASE RSVP to Ruetz.1@osu.edu but there is NO COST to attend.

ODA’s Clean Sweep pesticide collection program: ODA will be doing a collection of unwanted pesticides on Sept 6, 2018 at Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green (closest location) from 9 am to 3 pm. More info about what’ accepted

(NOT motor oil, antifreeze, commercial pesticides, etc) – https://pested.osu.edu/agriculturalpesticides
Dropoff location: Wood County Fairgrounds (Champion Barn)
13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402



Ohio Farm Custom Rates fact sheet 2018: attached, hot off the press from Barry Ward.  Or found athttps://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management-tools/custom-rates-and-machinery-costs

Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2017-18: attached, hot of the press from Barry Ward. Or found athttps://farmoffice.osu.edu/sites/aglaw/files/site-library/farmBusiness/Western%20Ohio%20Cropland%20Values%20and%20Cash%20Rents%202017-18%20Final.pdf



From Across the Field – 8/15/18

As if on cue we got a couple of nice rains during the fair, but is sure seemed to dry up pretty quick. Even though the moisture didn’t do much for settling the dust on the fairground it should sure help the soybean crop as pods fill across the county. I have also heard of some isolated instances of hail damage from one of the fronts that came through, at this point hail can certainly be devastating to crops especially if stalks or stems are damaged. Continue reading

Local Agronomic Insect Report 8/12-8/18

For the week of 8/12-8/18. With western bean cutworm number back in the single digits trapping efforts will now focus in late generation corn borer, which can cause significant damage in late season corn.


Freedom – 2
Monroe – 0
Pleasant -0
Bartlow – 1


Freedom – 4
Bartlow – 2


Flatrock – 0 male; 1 female; 0 nymphs