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C.O.R.N. Newsletter: 2023-34

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): Horacio Lopez-Nicora

    The SCN Coalition, with support from sponsors BASF, Bayer, Nufarm, and Syngenta, has officially declared October 2 as National Nematode Day.

  2. Author(s): Taylor Dill, Laura Lindsey, Osler Ortez

    Additional Author: Jorge Rodriguez

    Episode 30 of Battle for the Belt is now available:

  3. Author(s): Amy Raudenbush, Suranga Basnagala , Mark Badertscher, Nic Baumer, Frank Becker, Trevor Corboy, Nick Eckel, Mary Jo Hassen, Ed Lentz, CCA, Kendall Lovejoy, Clifton Martin, CCA, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, CCA, Mike Sunderman, Frank Thayer, Kyle Verhoff, Brooks Warner, Kayla Wyse, Curtis Young, CCA, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon


    The Ohio Lep Network is in our 22nd and final week of monitoring for agronomic pests across Ohio. In this last update, we will provide trap averages for fall armyworm (FAW). More information on these pests and many more is available on our website:


  4. Author(s): Stephanie Karhoff, CCA, Grant Davis, CCA, Kyle Verhoff, Ken Ford, Dean Kreager

    Harvest is off to a slow start, but OSU Extension Educators and Specialists anticipate more progress to be made across the state this coming week. Current challenges include dry soil conditions and adult stink bug feeding on soybean.

  5. Author(s): Aaron Wilson

    Weather is almost always a challenge for agriculture, and  good management strategies for dealing with water, weeds, pests, diseases, and stress are all part of being climate-smart.

  6. Author(s): Nic Baumer

    The Ohio State University Extension Agronomic Crops Team has developed an online, self-paced course for Certified Crop Advisors to earn CEU credits.

    The course is designed as a series of eight video, each with a five-question quiz. Up to four CEU credits can be earned upon successful completion of all eight modules and quizzes with a passing score. The course is open from October 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 with a cost of $45.00.

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