From Melanie Ivey, OARDC Plant Pathology
As with many other commodities, there is a shortage of fungicides (and herbicides), in particular Captan, for the beginning of the 2022 fruit crop season. Since Captan is the backbone fungicide for many fruit crops growers will need to prepare a Plan B in case these two products do not arrive in time for the first early season sprays. For apple, peach, cherry, grape, and blueberry, Captan can be replaced with Ziram. A spreader/sticker can be added to Ziram to improve its efficacy. I attached a copy of the Ziram 76DF Label. The rates for Ziram are not the same as Captan so growers will need to refer to the label. Remember the label is the law! For growers who have strawberries, they should consult the Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide to select an alternative to Captan.
Growers should also anticipate a significant increase in prices for all fungicides. 🙁
Let’s hope we don’t have to move to Plan B and the products will arrive before the buds break!
Registration is required for the January 18, Fertilizer and Pesticide Recertification in Paulding County. We now have a link to register online and we now also have a credit card payment option. You must have an email address to pay by credit card.
You may also use the following QR code by scanning to your phone:
As a reminder: Fertilizer Recertification will begin at 8:30 AM and Pesticide Recertification will begin at 9:30 AM. We will conclude at 12:45 PM. Our location address for GPS is 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, OH 45879.
There are two options for last chance re-certification for Paulding County Fertilizer or Private Pesticide applicators. Private pesticide and fertilizer applicators who expired either in March 2020 or 2021 have until July 1 to recertify and renew.
- In-Person option on Thursday, June 24 – 8:00 AM – Fertilizer Recertification ($10) 9:15 AM – Pesticide Recertification ($35). Please call the office at 419-399-8225 to register. Ask for Sarah Noggle
- A self-paced online recertification course is available at https://pested.osu.edu/onlinerecert. You can also access the course by clicking the purple box titled “Self-Paced Recertification Courses” at pested.osu.edu (see screenshot image below).
Crimson clover stands in 2019 cover crop trials. (Photo Credit: Connor Hodgkiss)
By Marcelo Zimmer and Bill Johnson, Purdue Extension
Indiana growers have shown increased interest in utilizing cover crops in our corn and soybean production systems over the last decade. Concurrently, there has also been increased utilization of soil residual herbicides to help manage herbicide-resistant weeds such as marestail (horseweed), waterhemp, and giant ragweed in our corn and soybean production systems. Soil residual herbicides can remain active in the soil for a period of weeks to months after application. The length of time a residual herbicide remains biologically active in the soil is influenced by soil texture, soil pH, organic matter, rainfall, and temperature. Since these factors will vary from field to field, definitive time intervals of residual herbicide activity can be difficult to predict.
The use of residual herbicides in our corn and soybean production systems may interfere with the establishment of fall-seeded cover crops under certain conditions. Unfortunately, many of the species being used for cover crops were not evaluated for herbicide carryover when field research was conducted to support EPA’s approved herbicide labels. As a result, data are lacking regarding rotational intervals of many residual herbicides for the establishment of many cover crop species. Continue reading
ODA has selected three sites across Ohio for their annual Clean Sweep collection of agricultural pesticides in August. These locations are:
August 18: Fayette County 9 am – 3 pm
Fayette County Airport
2770 Old Rt 38 NE.
Washington Courthouse, Ohio 43160
August 19: Hancock County 9 am – 3 pm
Hancock County Fairgrounds
1017 E. Sandusky Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
August 25: Lake County 9 am – 3 pm
Perry Coal and Feed
4204 Main Street
Perry, Ohio 44081
Unused, unwanted, and unlabeled pesticides pose many health and safety risks to you and those on your farm. Luckily, farmers in Paulding County don’t have to travel too far to dispose of these pesticides and pesticide containers this year. Between now and August 19, I encourage everyone to collect pesticides and pesticide containers that may be in your sheds, shops, chemical cabinets, etc. that you no longer use or plan to use. The disposal is free and there is no cost to you. Continue reading
The link for the Paulding County pesticide and fertilizer re-certification is active and live. The new option for 2019 to pay by debit or credit card. Registration is needed to be filled in online even if you are not paying by credit card. I realize some applicators have stopped in the office and paid. We will be sending the online link in an individual email for all those who pre-registered by calling our office. Thanks for your patience during our learning year. Continue reading