Corn Newsletter : 2016-27

  1. Author(s): Rory Lewandowski, CCA

    Rain has been spotty across much of Ohio this summer and there are areas where corn was under moisture stress during the critical pollination period.  As a result, this drought stressed corn has poor grain development and small cobs.  Much of this corn may end up chopped for corn silage.  Typically the most frequent questions about using drought stressed corn for corn silage revolve around nitrate toxicity, expected yield and quality.

  2. Author(s): Mark Loux

    Continued problems with marestail and ragweeds this year have a number of growers considering the switch to LibertyLink soybeans for 2017.  The LibertyLink system can certainly be a good choice for management of glyphosate-resistant populations of these weeds, along with waterhemp and Palmer amaranth.  It’s essential to use the appropriate approach to LibertyLink soybeans to get the most out of it and avoid potential problems.   Some things to consider as you make seed-buying

  3. Author(s): Jim Noel

    August continued the warmer than normal trend. However, Ohio did get some beneficial rain which helped some. June to August will go down as about 2-3 degrees above normal and precipitation 60-100% of normal (below) north half of Ohio and 100-125% of normal (slightly above) in the south half. It was the tails to two states that can be seen in the graphics attached form the Midwest Regional Climate Center.

    As discussed a few weeks ago, it looks like the helpful rain in many

  4. Author(s): Amanda Douridas

    Cover crops can help protect soil erosion, keep nutrients in place and build valuable organic matter. Many farmers have questions on species selection and management strategies. On September 8, spend the day with cover experts and farmers using cover crops at a Cover Crop Field Day in Urbana.

    Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Paulding County, will talk about cover crop selection and how the Midwest Cover Crop Council’s selection tool can be used to assist in deciding

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

    The first is the FSR Agronomy College will be held with the partnership of OABA and OSU Extension on September 13th. For agronomists, CCAs and custom applicators, the program will bring industry experts, OSU researchers, and agronomy service providers together to learn at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.

    The full-day event features time with OSU Extension educators in the field at the small plot

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.