Corn Newsletter : 2014-41

  1. Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CCA

    The Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Program administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture came into law this past summer. The program is a certificate program that requires training (or meeting equivalent requirement), application for the certificate and continuing education to maintain the certificate. Those required to obtain the certificate prior to September 30, 2017, are anyone applying fertilizer to 50 or more acres of agricultural

  2. Author(s): Mark Loux

    There are a bunch of residual herbicide premixes available now for use in soybeans.  Most of these are listed in the 2015 edition of the Weed Control Guide, but it seems like there’s always one or two that we don’t know about.  Many new premixes are essentially generic versions of products that had already been available.  Example – Boundary, Ledger, and Tailwind are premixes of metribuzin and metolachlor from different companies that are essentially identical in formulation and

  3. Author(s): John McCormick, Mark Sulc

    Results from the 2014 Ohio Forage Performance Trials are now available online at The report includes yield trials of commercial varieties of alfalfa, red and white clover, orchardgrass, tall fescue, and annual ryegrass in tests planted in 2011 to 2014 across three sites in Ohio: South Charleston, Wooster, and

  4. Author(s): Mark Sulc

    This past growing season demonstrated that forage grasses are not created equal. Following one of the coldest winters on record in Ohio, there were large differences among forage grass species and varieties for winter injury and yield. We all remember the bitter cold days of last winter. Surprisingly enough, the temperatures at the two-inch soil depth never fell below 25 F all winter across most of Ohio. We had enough snow cover during the coldest days to moderate soil temperatures

  5. Author(s): Mark Loux

    Reminders about some the resources available to help with weed management and herbicide selection, and resistance issues.  The 2015 Weed Control Guide is available for purchase online at the OSU Extension estore ( or local extension offices:  hardcopy - $14.75; pdf (searchable with live menu links) - $9.99.  A free basic pdf is available on the OSU Weed Science website (

  6. Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CCA

    Many dates for agronomic educational programs being held in the upcoming months can be found at A variety of Agronomy Update Programs, Intensive Crop Workshops, Webinars and programs which offer Pesticide Applicator License Recertification, Certified Crop Adviser or Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification credits are listed. The calendar will be completed in the next couple of

  7. Author(s): Mark Sulc

    The Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council Annual Conference will be held February 6, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, OH. The program focus is “Take the Next Step” in your forage management program. The featured speaker will be Dr. Ed Rayburn, Extension Specialist at West Virginia University, who will provide an introduction to pasture ecology and plant and animal responses to management.

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  8. Author(s): Jason Hartschuh, CCA

    On January 29th at the Wyandot County Fair Grounds, Masters building, OSU Extension Erie Basin, will be hosting the Wyandot Agronomy day. This program will focus on Corn and Soybean production, but pesticide credits will be available for all categories. Three hours of Fertilizer Applicator Certification, are also available. A few of the featured guests are- Dr. Matt Roberts –OSU Ag economist with grain market updates, Dr. John

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C.O.R.N. is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio Crop Producers and Industry. C.O.R.N. is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, State Specialists at The Ohio State University and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. C.O.R.N. Questions are directed to State Specialists, Extension Associates, and Agents associated with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center at The Ohio State University.