Corn Newsletter : 2017-41

  1. Author(s): Mark Loux

    Labels for the dicamba products approved for use on Xtend soybeans, Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax, were recently revised, and are now generally more restrictive in an effort to prevent some of the problems with off target injury that occurred in 2017.  Whether these additional restrictions do much to prevent volatility is doubtful, but this aside, one of the problems with labels this restrictive is the difficulty in even finding enough time to make legal applications.

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

    Corn producers have many hybrids to choose from including those with transgenic traits for insect management. However, the array of trait packages and what they are best suited for can be hard to keep track of. The “Handy Bt Trait Table” for U.S. corn production provides a helpful list of trade names and details of their trait packages, including which Bt proteins and herbicide traits they contain, what insects they are marketed to control, refuge requirements, and which insects have developed resistance to them in at least some regions. This table is produced by Dr.

  3. Author(s): Elizabeth Hawkins, John Fulton

    After this season, you may be tempted to park your equipment in the shed and take a much needed winter break. You probably remembered to winterize your machinery, but you may have overlooked the need to winterize your precision ag technology. Here are some tips to ensure your monitors and sensors continue to function next season:


  4. Author(s): Mark Badertscher

    The 2018 Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will begin on Tuesday, January 9 at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory.  Each session will start at 7:30 am with complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8:00 am.  Other sessions will be held on January 23, February 6 and 20.

  5. Author(s): Kaylee Port

    Need that last minute gift idea? Registration is open for the 2018 Precision University. Experts will be sharing the latest information on equipment and technologies to ensure efficient utilization of nutrient applications. The event is hosted by The Ohio State University and will be held at Beck’s Hybrids in London, Ohio on January 11th. Give that special someone plenty of knowledge to help make sound on farm nutrient management decisions by registering today!

  6. Author(s): Jeff Stachler

    The continued use of glyphosate alone postemergence in Roundup Ready soybean and corn continues to select for glyphosate-resistant weeds. In West Central Ohio waterhemp and giant ragweed continue to increase in frequency in fields. The most concerning of these is waterhemp as it has a chance to become the number one weed problem in West Central Ohio and other parts of the state.

  7. Author(s): Garth Ruff

    Join OSU Henry County Extension at the Bavarian Haus, just outside of Deshler, Ohio on Friday, February 9, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 for the inaugural Northwest Ohio Crops Day. Find answers to your agronomy questions as you prepare for the next growing season. Speakers and topics for the day will include the following:

    Examining the Ohio Farm Economy 2018

    Barry Ward, OSU Production Management Leader


    Revising the Tri-State Recommendations

    Anthony Fulford, Post-Doctoral Researcher, OARDC


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.