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June 11 - June 16, 2024
Editor(s): Sarah Noggle
  1. Finishing up our eighth week of monitoring for the LEP Network, we are happy to announce that we have begun monitoring for corn earworm! While we are past the projected scouting season for black cutworm and true armyworm in Ohio, there were a handful of counties that still saw some of these springtime pests. This past week, Clinton County saw the highest average of CEW moths, Hardin County saw the highest for BCW, and Van Wert County saw the highest for AMW.

  2. We have been receiving more reports this season than usual of slug damage in corn and soybeans, either through plant feeding or through seed feeding in open seed trenches (Figure 1).  Emerging corn plants are less susceptible to lasting damage than soybean plants because the growing point of corn is below the ground when the plant emerges, so the corn will continue to put out new leaves, even if defoliated.  In soybean, the growing point is within the emerging cotyledons – feeding here can damage the growing point, killing the plant.  On the other hand, soybean

  3. field of lodged wheat

    This past week included pockets of suitable weather to finish up planting and first cutting of hay and continue sidedressing and spraying. Top issues this week included weed pressure, lodged wheat, slug damage, and replant decisions. Read on for region-specific updates from Ohio State University Extension professionals.

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