Corn Newsletter : 2018-31

  1. Author(s): Amanda Douridas, Elizabeth Hawkins

    If you will be joining us at Farm Science Review this week, tune into Episode 10 of the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast. We talked to different members of the Extension Farm Science Review planning committee about what is going on this year. Nick Zachrich addresses the expansion of the exhibit area, some new features and exhibits and even some tricks on how to make the commute a little easier. Nate Douridas talks about the crops and field demonstrations.

  2. Author(s): Curtis Young, CCA

    Empty Bin Treatments for Grain Bins for Storage of Corn, Popcorn and Soybeans

  3. Author(s): Jim Noel

    The warmer pattern will continue at least into the start of October across Ohio.

    The remnants of Florence went mainly east of Ohio with only light rainfall amounts. Temperatures will heat back up into the 80s for much of the rest of this week. Normal highs are in the 70s and lows in the 50s. We expect highs this week mostly in the 80s and lows in the 60s to near 70.

    The next rainfall system will move across the region later Friday or this weekend. Another system will move through by the middle or the end of next week.

  4. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    We’ve received a few pictures from around the state of green soybean pods splitting and also seed sprouting out of pods. While it is not uncommon to see pre-harvest pod shatter just prior to harvest due to re-wetting of dry pods, the pictures we’ve received have been of soybeans at the R6 growth stage.  

  5. Author(s): Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

    Although the growing season is winding down, we are still receiving some reports of insect activity and damage in soybeans.  At this point, the risk is mainly to late-planted or double-cropped beans that are still maturing and still green when other fields are yellowing.  Late-season soybean aphids, which feed on sap, do not cause yield drag after seed fill is complete.  Stink bugs, grasshoppers, Mexican bean beetles, and bean leaf beetles can feed on pods later in the season.  

  6. Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CCA

    We have heard varying reports of crop injury including replanting, treatment with control products or tillage from slugs and vole in corn and soybeans across the state. To get a better feel for where and under what conditions these two pests have been active in 2017 and 2018, a short six questions survey was made available in August of 2018 on the Crop Observation and Recommendation Network website. Responses were received from 39 farmers and 8 professionals who represented 32 counties. 

  7. Author(s): John Barker

    Remember the old adage … Garbage in = Garbage out.  Many of us use our yield data to make additional management decisions on our farms such as hybrid or variety selection, fertilizer applications, marketing, etc.  Data from an uncalibrated yield monitor can haunt us for many years by leading us into improper decisions with lasting financial affects.  In today’s Ag economy we can ill af

  8. By The Agronomic Crops Team

About the C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

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