Corn Newsletter : 2017-03

  1. Author(s): Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

    Most corn hybrids planted in the U.S. contain one or more transgenic traits for weed or insect management.  There are many different available traits, which can sometimes cause confusion about a hybrid’s spectrum of control or refuge requirements. The Handy Bt Trait Table provides a helpful list of trait names and details of trait packages to make it easier to select and understand products and their refuge requirements, and read company seed guides, sales materials, and bag tags.  This year’s table was authored by Dr.

  2. Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA, Kevin Elder

     Given the warmer than normal winter and large amounts of rainfall received in areas, some livestock producers will be looking to apply manure in February when farm fields are frozen enough to support application equipment. Permitted farms are not allowed to apply manure in the winter unless it is an extreme emergency, and then movement to other suitable storage is usually the selected alternative. This article is for medium and small livestock operations.

  3. Author(s): Mary Griffith

    OSU Extension will host a Planter University on February 28th, 2017 at Beck’s Hybrids in London, Ohio. This event will focus on utilizing precision planting technology to optimize yield through controlled planting and data management to promote profitable decision-making. Topcs include UAVs to support planting decisions, managing compaction, data utilization to improve planter management, the future of planting technology, a panel discussion with industry experts, and more. CCA credits are available.

  4. Author(s): Mark Badertscher

    So you think you are ready to make an effort to improve soil health?  Wondering how to produce corn in the most profitable and environmentally safe way?  Do you want to know how to fit cover crops into your operation?  Maybe you are looking for ways to apply manure to make the most efficient use of your nutrients.  Ready to find a way to make better use of the technology integrated into your tractor, combine, planter, or sprayer?  Will the new herbicide management programs give that bump in soybean yield you’ve been looking for?  Are you ready test your ideas with on-farm research, develop

  5. Author(s): Lee Beers, CCA

    Join OSU Extension as we host our annual Agronomy School for crop farmers in Northeast Ohio.

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.