Corn Newsletter : 2016-28

  1. Author(s): Peter Thomison

    This is the time of year when many farmers visit and evaluate hybrid demonstration plots planted by seed companies and county Extension personnel, among others. When we experience a year like 2016 in which drought and heat impacted corn performance in many fields, it’s likely we will see some striking differences among hybrids in demonstration plots. When evaluating these plots, it’s important to keep in mind their relative value and limitations.

  2. Author(s): Andy Michel, Pierce Paul

    Reports of ear feeding by western bean cutworm (WBC) have come in at a steady pace over the last few weeks. This is the 3rd consecutive year that we have seen a fair amount of feeding, some of it likely has led to an economic loss. The heaviest feeding has occurred in the Northwest and Northeast corners of Ohio. While it is too late to spray or control at this point (since most larvae are protected in the ear and are getting ready to pupate anyway), growers may need to watch for the development of ear rots.

  3. Author(s): Pierce Paul, Ed Lentz, CCA, Laura Lindsey, Clay Sneller

    Among the questions that we have had to answer thus far this season as we get ready to plant wheat are:

    1- What are the real dangers of planting wheat after wheat?

    2- Now that we have an excellent group of fungicides, can we get away with planting wheat after wheat?

  4. Author(s): Pierce Paul

    Bacterial leaf streak (BLS), a foliar disease of corn caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum, was reported in the US for the first time in Nebraska and has since been found in several other states out west, including Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Texas and Oklahoma. It has not yet been found in Ohio and neighboring states.  

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.