C.O.R.N. Newsletter: 2014-03

  1. Corn, Soybean and Wheat Connection-Soybean Production

    The second of 3 webinars for Ohio farmers and industry offered by Ohio State University Extension called Corn, Soybean and Wheat Connection is scheduled for February 11, 2014. This program will focus soybean production. The final program on February 25th has weed control as the topic. There are three options to for individuals to participate in these sessions.

    Full agenda for the 2/11 program is:

     February 11th Soybean Production from 7:00-8:30 pm

         Everything but the Kitchen Sink: High Input Soybean Production

         Dr. Laura Lindsey, State Specialist Soybean & Small Grains Production, Ohio State University Extension

         Updates on Fungicides and Resistance, Soybean Cyst Nematode and Seed Treatments

         Dr. Anne Dorrance, State Specialist Plant Pathology Soybeans, Ohio State University Extension

    There are three viewing options for individuals to participate in these sessions.

    Option 1. At county locations live. Ashtabula, Carroll, Clinton, Darke, Hancock, Hardin, Knox, Morrow, Muskingum, Wayne, Williams and Wood Counties will host sessions in the series. You will want to check locations, other preregistration information and site details at https://agcrops.osu.edu/calendar or call the county office listed. Details are listed under the date for each webinar.

    Option 2. You can sign-up for connection details to view the broadcast live in your home or office at http://go.osu.edu/cswconnect2014. Please signup for the first session by January 13th.Note you will want a high speed connection to view program. Details on connection speed and other setup information will be sent on January 13th.  

    Option 3. Program will be recorded and available on-line 10 days after the program. The location address will be published in CORN Newsletter or by visitinghttps://agcrops.osu.edu.

    More details on all three sessions can be found on Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team calendar page at https://agcrops.osu.edu/calendar

  2. Corn Production-Corn, Soybean and Wheat Connection

    The first Corn, Soybean  and Wheat Connection program is no available for viewing on line. The program features Dr. Peter Thomison, State Specialist Corn Production, Ohio State University Extension discussing Optimizing Corn Yields-Assessing the Contribution of Key Agronomic Management Factors.

    The second program topic was Seed Treatments in Corn: Impacts on Pests and Pollinators presented by Dr. Andy Michel, State Specialist Field Crops Entomology, Ohio State University Extension and Dr. Reed Johnson, Entomologist Apiculture, The Ohio State University.

    The program can be viewed at http://go.osu.edu/cswconnect1-14-14. Please note the first 30 seconds of the program were cut off.

  3. 2014 Champaign and Union Agronomy Day

    Author(s): Amanda Douridas

    For the first time the Champaign and Union County Extension offices will be hosting an Agronomy Day. This is an exciting opportunity to bring many of the agronomic state specialists from OSU to the local community. The day includes the following topics and speakers.

    Dr. Laura Lindsey, OSU Soybean and Small Grains Specialist will discuss ways to properly manage wheat. She will also share the results of the first year of a statewide soybean yield study (farms from Champaign and Union included). Everything from pre-plant soil samples to grain samples and in between was analyzed during the growing season to see what factors affect yield the most.

    Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Weed Specialist, will talk about attacking some of our tough weeds and keeping Palmer Amaranth out of the picture. Dr. Andy Michel, OSU Entomologist, has been tracking Western Bean Cutworm movement in Ohio as well as Corn Rootworm resistance to Cry3Bb1 in the western Corn Belt.

    Harold Watters, OSU Extension Agronomist, has been studying nitrogen rates for corn and will share several years of data on his findings. Dr. Peter Thomison, OSU Corn Specialist will present methods to close the yield gap in corn as well as the results of planting depth research. His graduate student, Alex Lindsey, will talk about his work on drought tolerant corn varieties.

    Certified Crop Advisers will receive 0.5 hours of nutrient management, 2 hours for IPM and 4 hours in crop production if attending the entire day. The event will be held February 18, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave., Marysville, OH 43040. The cost to attend is $20 per person (including lunch) and registration is due by February 11. For registration information visit go.osu.edu/agevents and click on Agronomy Day or call the Union County office at 937-644-8117.

    Current sponsors for the event include the Ohio Soybean Council and Mark Wolfe with Seed Consultants. If your company is interested in sponsoring, contact Amanda Douridas at 937-644-8117 or Douridas.9@osu.edu.

  4. Register now for the 2014 OABA Industry Conference

    The OABA Industry Conference combines three formerly separate conferences - the Crop Production Conference, The Seed Technology Conference and now includes the grain & feed focus for Thursday. If you haven’t registered yet for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2014 Industry Conference on February 4th to the 6th, time is running out. Friday is the end of on-line registration, following that go to the conference to register in person.

    Each day is packed with widely-respected speakers and industry professionals, sharing their expertise on a variety of topics, including nutrient management and water quality, grain storage structure integrity, biotechnology, social media and much more. Participants attending the Industry Networking Dinner will have the opportunity to hear from the evening’s keynote speaker Aaron Pitts, managing director of agribusiness & food processing with JobsOhio.

    Participants attending the full conference will be eligible for 18 Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credits – almost half of the CEUs needed in a two-year period – and 7.5 Pesticide Applicator Certification credits.

    The OABA Annual Meeting (Feb. 5th) and the CCA Annual Meeting (Feb. 4th) will also be featured in the conference agenda, and admission to these is complimentary with the event registration.

    Event Details:

    Date – Feb. 4, 5 and 6.

    Location – Crowne Plaza Columbus North; 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus, OH 43229

    Agenda –for a full agenda: (http://oaba.net/aws/OABA/asset_manager/get_file/73315?ver=92).

    Hotel Accommodations – call 1-800-996-8916 (group discount code = "OAB"). 

    Registration – You can use this web link to go to the event page for agenda, registration, etc:http://oaba.net/aws/OABA/pt/sd/calendar/29479/_PARENT/layout_details/false

    Late planners can also register at the check-in desk on Tuesday morning at the conference.OR call 614-326-7520 (option 1) for more information.

  5. Northern Ohio Crops Day February 6, 2014


    The Northern Ohio Crops Day will be held on February 6, 2014  8:30 am -3:00 pm at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed,  1375 N. St. Rt. 590, Gibsonburg, Ohio.  Cost is $15 Admission plus $35 for Private Applicator License Recertification.  All categories will be covered for private pesticide license credits for a total of 3 hours.  The recertification will require attending until 3:00 pm.   Agenda includes:  Row & Vegetable Crop Pests: Curtis Young,  Grain Marketing in the Future: Matt Roberts, Pesticide Drift: Mary Ann Rose, Managing Soybean Production Risks:  Anne Dorrance, Managing Soil Quality: Rafiq Islam, Pasture Pest Management: Al Gahler, Fumigation: Mike Gastier.  Contact Alan Sundermeier at 419-354-9050 if questions.

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.


Eric Richer, CCA (Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Glen Arnold, CCA (Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management )
Les Ober, CCA (Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Mark Badertscher (Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Mark Loux (State Specialist, Weed Science)
Nathan Douridas, CCA (Farm Science Review Farm Manager)
Sam Custer (Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources)


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