Corn Newsletter : 2017-33

  1. Author(s): Jim Noel

    September ended warmer and drier across Ohio for the most part. But it was the tail of two months. The first half of September was 5-10 degrees below normal and the second half of the month was 10-15 degrees above normal.

    For October we expect slightly warmer than normal conditions. Confidence is rather high on the temperature outlook. As for rainfall, more and more weather and climate models indicate above normal rainfall but confidence is low on this. Therefore, we expect

  2. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    Pre-harvest and harvest loss of grain can result in significant yield reductions. Pre-harvest pod shatter (breaking of pods resulting in soybeans on the ground) can occur when dry pods are re-wetted. This year, in our trials, we’ve seen very little pre-harvest loss.

    At grain moisture content less than 13%, shatter loss at harvest can also occur. As soybean moisture decreases, shatter and harvest loss increase. In some of our trials, we’ve seen approximately 8% loss

  3. Author(s): Mark Loux

    Marestail control in wheat and some other weed stuff

    There are several methods for management of marestail in wheat, and following any of these will take care of most winter annual weeds as well. Keep in mind that where wheat will be planted following soybeans, the large marestail that may be present in soybeans are not a concern since they are finshing their life cycle anyway. The plants of concern are the seedlings that emerge in late summer into fall, which can

  4. Author(s): Dee Jepsen

    As urban development expands into the rural countryside, so too does the need to practice safety on public roadways. During harvest season there is an increased traffic flow on rural roads with agricultural implements and grain trucks. Protecting property and saving lives - of both the farm family and the general public - are the underlying goals for roadway safety.

    Understanding rules of the road is a shared responsibility between the farm machinery operators and the

  5. Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA, Sam Custer

    Several livestock producers have inquired about applying liquid dairy or swine manure to newly planted wheat fields using a drag hose. The thought process is that the fields are firm (dry), there is very little rain in the nearby forecast, and the moisture in the manure could help with wheat germination and emergence.

    The manure nutrients could easily replace the commercial

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

    Kelley Tilmon and Andy Michel

    As the 2017 field season winds down farmers are reflecting on how things went this summer and are looking ahead to next season.  Many Ohio farmers experienced significant slug damage this spring and are thinking about future practices to mitigate slug damage including cover crops and crop rotations.  We are conducting some preliminary on-farm

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