Corn Newsletter : 2017-28

  1. Abnormal ears of corn
    Author(s): Peter Thomison

    When checking corn fields prior to harvest, it’s not uncommon to encounter ears exhibiting abnormal growth such as those shown below (Fig. 1), especially when the crop has experienced stress conditions. Some of these ear and kernel anomalies have a limited impact on corn production but others can affect yield and grain quality adversely. To assist with the diagnosis and management of various ear and kernel disorders, check the following: “Troubleshooting Abnormal Corn

  2. Alfalfa
    Author(s): Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Mark Sulc

    It’s the end of August and some alfalfa growers will need to make a decision if they should take another cutting of alfalfa, and if so, when. The recommendation in the newly revised 15th edition of the Ohio Agronomy Guide is to complete the last regular harvest of alfalfa by September 7 in northern Ohio, September 12 in central Ohio and by September 15 in southern Ohio. At

  3. Rainbow
    Author(s): Jim Noel

    During August the weather and climate pattern switched where areas of the western half of the corn and soybean belt that needed rain got it while the eastern half dried out. Rainfall the last 30-days has been 2-6 inches with isolated totals to 10 inches in the western half of the region to 0.50 to 2.00 inch eastern areas including Ohio.

    Through Labor Day it does look like some much needed rain for Ohio with some of the moisture of the remnants of Harvey. Rainfall is

  4. Western bean cutworm adult
    Author(s): Amy Raudenbush, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon

    This is the final week for WBCW trap monitoring in Ohio as very few numbers are being reported in trap counts across the state. We would like to thank everyone for their participation including land owners and farm cooperators who allowed us to place traps in their fields and monitor WBCW

  5. Fertilizer Spreader
    Author(s): David Dugan

    It doesn’t seem very long ago that we were first getting information about SB 150, and what it might mean to our farming operation.   At that time there was no urgency because we didn’t have to have this until September of 2017. 

    There have been many opportunities to get certified since then.  In fact, there have been over 17,250 people certified in Ohio in the past 3 years by OSU Extension.  There are still a few opportunities to become certified through a 3-hour

  6. Field Day Event
    Author(s): Harold D. Watters, CPAg/CCA

    FSR Agronomy College – September 12

    Agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and custom applicators can stay current on agronomy issues during the Farm Science Review Agronomy College, hosted by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association in partnership with Ohio State University Extension on Sept. 12.

    Held one week before the start of the annual Farm Science Review at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, the

  7. OSU Agronomic Crops Team at Farm Science Review
    Author(s): Harold D. Watters, CPAg/CCA

    The Farm Science Review will be held again this year at the London, Ohio location. Dates are September 19, 20 and 21. Tickets can be purchased at your local Extension office, at many retailers or on-line at the FSR website: New this year is a great app to help you find and locate what you are looking for – look for “Farm Science Review” on the Google Play store or on the Apple App store.

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.