C.O.R.N. Newsletter: 2022-02

Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

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.

  1. Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

    A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet has been developed to support nutrient management education programs provided by Ohio State University Extension and for users who want to generate their own recommendation or compare recommendations provided to them to the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Alfalfa, 2020. The spreadsheet is designed to be compatible with Excel version, Excel 1997-2003 or later.

  2. Author(s): John Barker, Mark Loux, Tony Nye

    2022 Ohio Weed University

    Are you concerned about the effectiveness of your herbicide program?  Want to sharpen your weed id skills?  Not sure which nozzles provide the best control options?  Is herbicide resistance REALLY that big of a problem?  These topics and many more will be discussed at the 2022 Ohio Weed University.

  3. Author(s): Mark Loux

    Sometimes you’d like the s**t to stop hitting the fan just long enough to get cleaned up, but you can’t get a break. Like when you’re in the middle of an endless pandemic, a worldwide shipping fiasco, herbicide scarcities and price increases, and parts shortages. And just when you had it worked out to use Enlist herbicides on Enlist soybeans for 2022 so you wouldn’t have to deal with dicamba, their use is no longer legal in your county.

  4. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    After 20+ years at Ohio State, Harold Watters retired earlier this month. Most recently, Harold was an Ohio State University Extension Field Specialist for Agronomic Systems, but his history at OSU dates back to 1975 when he was a student employee at the Farm Science Review. In his own words, Harold’s goal has been “…to do the work that needed to be done for row crop farmers- whether it was in response to drought in 2012, or floods and late planting in 2015…or the concerns of nutrient management and water quality.”

  5. Author(s): Laura Lindsey, Reed Johnson, Chia Lin

    The corn-soybean cropping system dominates the landscape in much of the Midwest where one-third of US honey bee colonies reside. We are looking for soybean growers to help with a new study that will test whether a slightly different management strategy for soybeans can help support pollinators, improve honey production for beekeepers, and improve soil health while maximizing crop productivity.

  6. Author(s): Mike Gastier, CCA

    January 19, 2022, is National Popcorn Day.  While I doubt Hallmark makes a card for that, popcorn has played a significant role in the history of Ohio agriculture. Until recently, Ohio was third in popcorn production nationally behind Nebraska and Indiana, but in the last few years, Ohio’s popcorn production has dropped significantly and that has meant significant production changes on many Ohio farms.

    What has changed?

  7. Author(s): Elizabeth Hawkins, Amanda Douridas, John Fulton, Ken Ford

    The Precision U 2022 webinar recordings are now available to watch on the Ohio State University Precision Ag YouTube channel. The webinars cover timely topics heading into the 2022 season. The first webinar in the series covers “Adapting to Supply Chain Shortages” featuring Sarah Waltner (Raven Industries), Jenna Elleman (Ag Pro), and Doug Wical (Sunrise Coop) discussing the impacts of supply chain shortages on agriculture and how to adapt to keep your operation moving this season. The second webinar features Dr.

  8. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    Due to popular demand, the AgCrops Team will host the 2nd annual virtual Corn College and Soybean School on February 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM featuring your OSU Extension state specialists, including the new corn agronomist, Dr. Osler Ortez, and new soybean pathologist, Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora. CCA CEUs will be available during the live presentations.

  9. Author(s): Cassandra Brown

    “Start small, get your feet wet, and make your mistakes at a small scale.” Shelby County farmer Aaron Heilers shared this advice on integrating soil conservation practices during the year’s first OSUE Soil Health webinar on January 6. The webinar featured a panel of Ohio farmers, including Heilers, Jason Sneed, (Clinton County), and Jack Sommers (Champaign County). The three discussed their soil health resolutions for 2022 in a session moderated by Extension educators Tony Nye and Taylor Dill.

  10. Author(s): Clint Schroeder

    Join OSU Extension at the Allen County Fairgrounds, in Lima, Ohio, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, starting at 9:00 a.m. for the Allen County Ag Outlook and Agronomy Day. The morning session will focus on commodity market outlook and ag policy. In the afternoon you will find answers to your agronomy questions, obtain pesticide applicator and fertilizer recertification credits, and CCA education hours as you prepare for the next growing season. The program will wrap up at 3:30 p.m.

  11. Author(s): David Marrison

    To kick off 2022, OSU Extension will be offering “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshops to help farm families actively plan for the future of their farm business. The workshops are designed to help farm families learn strategies and tools to successfully create a succession and estate plan which can be used as the guide to transfer the farm’s ownership, management, and assets to the next generation. Learn how to have the crucial conversations about the future of your farm.

  12. Author(s): Amanda Douridas

    Soil health has always been an important part of the sustainability of a farm. Each year we learn more about the conditions in which soils thrive and what BMPs can be implemented to ensure we are improving the soil, rather than degrading it.

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