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C.O.R.N. Newsletter: 2015-16

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. Rain in the extended forecast

    There is not much change from the last article. It appears June will remain a warm and humid month overall. Most daytime temperatures will remain at or below 90 degrees but nighttime low temperatures

  2. Author(s): Mark Loux

    The 2015 OSU Weed Science Field Day will be held on Wednesday July 8 at the OARDC Western Ag Research Station.  Registration starts at 8:30 and a field tour with presentations by OSU

  3. Author(s): Andy Michel

    Now that most alfalfa has had its first cutting, it is time to begin sampling for potato leafhoppers as the crop reaches a sufficient height for sweep-net sampling.  A single sample

  4. Striped corn present in Wayne Co., 2015. Source: Rory Lewandowski
    Author(s): Peter Thomison, Steve Culman

    I’ve received reports of corn plants exhibiting varying degrees of leaf striping (

  5. Sudangrass
    Author(s): Mark Sulc

    Now that first harvest of forage crops is completed or in progress, some may be noticing the low yields in damaged forage stands, or they may realize the need for additional forage

  6. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    The majority of the soybean acres in Ohio have been planted.  (According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 85% of the soybean acres were planted by May 31.) 

  7. Author(s): Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

    The first answer is we don’t know. The truth is that our soils, rainfall, temperatures, the year-to-year variation and cropping systems are different enough