Corn Newsletter : 2016-03

  1. Author(s): Jim Noel

    There has been many requests for information on where to find such things as 4 inch soil temperatures, stress degree days, growing degree days etc.

    The NOAA Midwest Regional Climate Center has a wealth of information at:

  2. Author(s): Greg LaBarge

    Regulations for manure and fertilizer application for applicators in the Western Lake Erie Basin need to be considered when making fertilizer applications in 2016 and future years. The legislation affects application of manure or granular fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus. Define watersheds, which include the Western Basin of Lake Erie, need to comply with the regulations or face civil penalties. The civil penalties are effective as of 1/31/2016. The regulatory agency is the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

    Who must comply?

  3. Author(s): Glen Arnold

    The 2015 growing season was the 2nd year for a corn post-emergent drag hose study at the OARDC Northwest branch at Holtville. The purpose of this plot is to determine how far along in development the corn crop can be before the damage from a drag hose would rule out sidedressing emerged corn with livestock manure. A 15 foot long drag hose filled with water was used for this study.

  4. Author(s): Greg LaBarge

    Ohio State University Extension is seeking additional farmers in the Maumee River Basin to help with a water monitoring research project looking at Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus losses from fields.  Increases in DRP in the watershed have been tied to increased occurrences of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie. The data collect will help better quantify actual losses from an economic and environmental standpoint, lead to tools that can target high risk fields so cost effective Best Management practices can be designed that maintain crop productivity while reducing phosphorus losses.

  5. Author(s): Mary Griffith

    Many farmers consider investing in on-farm solar energy systems to stabilize energy input costs.  Farmers interested in installing solar energy systems can learn more about the technology and potential cost savings during an OSU Extension workshop on February 24th at Der Dutchman in Plain City or February 18th at the Crawford County Economic Development Partnership Building in Bucyrus.

About the C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.O.R.N. is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio Crop Producers and Industry. C.O.R.N. is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, State Specialists at The Ohio State University and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. C.O.R.N. Questions are directed to State Specialists, Extension Associates, and Agents associated with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center at The Ohio State University.

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