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C.O.R.N. Newsletter: 2014-10

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): Anne Dorrance

    Soil temperatures from around the state are highly variable still on the cool side.  From the weather stations at the branches, these are the soil temperatures at 2.5 inches,

  2. Author(s): Peter Thomison, Steve Culman

    As of Sunday April 20, no appreciable acreage of corn had been planted in Ohio (

  3. Author(s): Andy Michel

    It is difficult to even think about insects when many producers have not even had a chance to work the fields, let alone plant.  However, two items of note to think about over the

  4. Snow from early last week.

    The week of April 21-26 will feature temperatures a few degrees above normal with below normal rainfall. Normal highs are in the 60s and normal lows in the 40s for the most part. Normal rainfall is about

  5. Heaved alfalfa
    Author(s): Mark Sulc,

    Two weeks ago Rory Lewandowski wrote an article describing how to evaluate forage stands for winter injury. So our

  6. Bees at planting time
    Author(s): Andy Michel

    (Editor's note: Reed Johnson is the lead author on this article) Beekeepers in Ohio suffered substantial losses of colonies over the exceptionally long and cold winter of 2013-2014

  7. Author(s): Mark Sulc

    (Editor's note: John McCormick was also an author on this article) Last week we observed the worst winter injury in Italian and annual ryegrass stands since 2004 when we first began