Corn Newsletter : 2016-1

  1. Author(s): Kelley Tilmon

    In January, Dr. Kelley Tilmon joined the faculty of the Department of Entomology as an Associate Professor and State Specialist for field crop entomology. Her extension, research, and teaching programs will focus on the management of insect pests of agronomic crops. She will be based out of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) campus in Wooster.  Kelley has an M.S. in entomology from the University of Delaware, a Ph.D.

  2. Author(s): Peter Thomison, Rich Minyo, Allen Geyer

    There were 17 different sets of transgenic traits evaluated in 2015 Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) representing 22 technology products that are currently being marketed by seed companies. As the type and number of transgenic traits increases each year, the question arises as to whether these different traits affect hybrid performance. Using data from the 2015 OCPT, we’ve grouped hybrids based on the type and number of insect (Bt) and herbicide resistance they contain. Corn borer, corn rootworm, or lepidopteran insect injury were negligible in the 2015 OCPT trials.

  3. Author(s): Anne Dorrance

    The first and most economical approach (a.k.a. save money) to manage many of the pathogens that impact soybean in the state of Ohio is to pick varieties that have the right resistance package.  If the resistance is effective – then there is no need for any further measures during the season.  The soybean plant can take care of itself, especially during years when conditions are favorable for disease development.

  4. Author(s): Rich Minyo, Peter Thomison, Bill Widdicombe, Allen Geyer

    In 2015, 38 corn silage hybrids representing 13 commercial brands were evaluated in a joint trial with Michigan State University (MSU). One Ohio location is combined with Michigan's two southern (Zone 1) silage locations. The Ohio test site was located in our Northwest Region at Hoytville (Wood County). The two MSU sites were located in Branch and Lenawee counties, which are on the Ohio/Michigan state line.  The test results from the three 2015 locations are treated as one region.

  5. Author(s): Amanda Douridas

    You probably noticed the new format of the C.O.R.N. newsletter in our last issue. The College has been updating all websites over the last couple of years for better security and functionality. While the template options were limited, we tried to make the website as user friendly as possible, helping you get to the information you want faster. The newsletter is now a tab on the main AgCrops webpage rather than its own website.

  6. Author(s): Sam Custer

    Producers and agriculture professionals can get an update on the 2016 corn market and learn how to budget for a profitable corn crop at a workshop led by farm management experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  7. Author(s): Mary Griffith

    Join the faculty from the Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics and Ohio State University Extension as they discuss the issues and trends affecting agriculture in Ohio.  Each meeting is being hosted by a county OSU Extension office or agribusiness to provide a local personal contact for this meeting. A meal is provided with each meeting and included in the registration price. Questions can be directed to the local host contact.

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.