Corn Newsletter : 2015-25

  1. Author(s): Peter Thomison

    This is the time during the growing season when crop tours and seed companies start posting yield predictions for corn. Most of the corn crop in Ohio is probably at the dough stage (R4). Given the tremendous variability in crop quality across the state and between and within fields, it will be particularly interesting this year see how close yield estimates come to matching what's harvested this fall. Moreover, although there may be little or no yield from many fields damaged by excessive rainfall and saturated soil conditions (and related problems, e.g.

  2. Author(s): Jim Noel

    The outlook for August calls for slightly warmer than normal temperatures and normal and slightly drier than normal. Normal rainfall is about 0.75 inches per week in August.

    As we go into the end of the growing season in September temperatures will likely remain normal or slightly warmer than normal with rainfall normal.

    However, as we get into harvest season indications are it will turn wetter than normal for October and November . This will challenge harvest season again! This will add to an already tough year on Ohio crops.

  3. Author(s): Jason Hartschuh, CCA

    On August 26th from 10:00 to 11:45 there will be a field day at OSU Extension Unger Farm, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Road, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. We will be reviewing the research that was done in Modified Relay intercropping last year. We will continue with a plot tour looking at our current research projects including seeding rate, and planting date trials. The field day will finish up by looking at our Intercropping equipment and a discussion on weed control.

  4. Author(s): John Fulton, Harold D. Watters, CPAg/CCA

    A Yield Monitor Data Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday August 25th and Wednesday the 26th in Auburn, Indiana. Steve Miller (MSU) has been coordinating this event - see attached flyer.  This two-day program features John Fulton, Ohio State University Precision Ag specialist and Bob Nielson, Purdue Agronomy corn specialist. This workshop provides a quick overview of precision agriculture then focuses on the basics of yield monitors and what is necessary to effectively use the extensive amount of data generated.

  5. Author(s): Amanda Bennett

    A three-hour fertilizer application certification program for any applicator that does not have a pesticide license will be offered on August 27, 2015 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dulls Homestead, Inc. at 10404 National Rd, Brookville, Ohio 45309. The morning will include topics on phosphorus and nitrogen recommendations, soil sampling, assessing nitrogen usage of corn in the field and looking at timing and placement of manure applications for maximized economic return. Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Ohio Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) credits will be available.

  6. In last week’s article: “Pricing Corn Silage Update” the step 4 the sentence should have read “based on current market values…”, instead of “based on nutrient values…”

About the C.O.R.N. Newsletter

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.