January 6 - 19, 2020
Editor(s): Chris Zoller
  1. Dr. Peter Thomison

    Dr. Peter Thomison, Professor and Extension State Specialist for corn production, retired from Ohio State University at the end of December 2019 after 30 years of service.

  2. Now that 2019 has come to an end, many of us are ready to leave the memories of the challenges we faced last season behind. However, the weather conditions we dealt with provided us an opportunity to learn how we can be more resilient in agriculture while learning how to deal with the growing conditions experienced. The 2019 eFields Research Report highlights 88 on-farm, field scale trials conducted in 30 Ohio counties. Research topics include nutrient management, precision crop management, cover crops, and forages.

  3. Author(s):

    Additional authors: Andrew Evans, OSU Horticulture & Crop Science and John Armstrong, Ohio Seed Improvement Association

  4. In January 2019, Ohio State University / Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center was approached by a representative of the organic seed industry inquiring if an organic corn performance test would be possible. Organic seed suppliers were contacted to gauge their interest and gather input on test protocol. The end result, 35 organic hybrids representing 7 commercial brands were submitted for evaluation in the new Organic Corn Performance Test.

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    The annual Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day is scheduled for Friday, January 17 in Founders Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. The program has a variety of speakers, farmer/retailer re-certification credits and 30 exhibitors sharing information on management practices for the 2019 crop production season. 

    Topics and speakers for the day include:


    Drainage for Crop Production and Soil Health

                Eileen Kladivko, Professor, Purdue University

  6. Conservation Tillage Club Breakfast

    The 2020 Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will begin on Tuesday, January 7 at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory.  Each session will start at 7:30 am with a complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8:00 am.  Other sessions will be held on January 21, February 4 and 18.

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    The 2020 Central Ohio Agronomy School will be held on Monday evenings, beginning on Monday

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    Auglaize County Extension will be hosting a Plant and Soil Nutrient Management Workshop on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  The meeting will be at the Wapakoneta Eagles (25 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, OH 45895).  The program is free and fertilizer, CCA, and CLM credits will be offered for the program.  This will be an all encompassing program with topics such as Phosphorous Management, Common Forms of Manure and When to Best Utilize Them, Micronutrients, Interpreting a Soil Test Report, Biostimulants, Growth Regulators, and More.

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    The OSU Extension offices in Coshocton & Muskingum Counties are pleased to be offering the “2020 Agronomy School” on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  This school will be held at the Dresden United Methodist Church located at 1014 Main Street in Dresden.

    This school will focus on topics to increase corn profitability, improve grain crop nutrient management, and understand new trends in Ohio weather.  Participants will also learn more about the farm bill, commodity prices, and trade issues.