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Ohio State University Extension


C.O.R.N. Newsletter: 2018-24

Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

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

    We have been hearing reports of Japanese beetles in corn and soybean.  These beetles are

  2. Corn with ears
    Author(s): Alexander Lindsey, Peter Thomison

    Low night temperatures during the grain fill period (which typically occurs

  3. Ear of corn for estimating yield
    Author(s): Peter Thomison

    Corn growers often want to estimate grain yields prior to harvest in order to help with marketing and harvest plans.

  4. Soybean pods
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    To estimate soybean yield, four yield components need to be considered: plants per acre, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seeds per pound (seed size).  A printable worksheet to

  5. Wheat Performance Test
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    Results of the 2018 Ohio Wheat Performance Test are available online at:

  6. Seeding alfalfa
    Author(s): , Mark Sulc

    Ohio growers experienced another wet spring and compressed 2018 spring planting season.  On some farms, this caused

  7. Western bean cutworm adult
  8. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    Ohio State University is partnering with Michigan State University to hold three Variable Rate Seeding Focus Groups during the month of August. We are interested in learning more

  9. Author(s): Ken Ford

    Fayette County is known for its rich heritage in the Agriculture Industry. What better place for agricultural organizations such as Ohio State University

  10. Author(s):

    The OSU-OARDC in Wooster is the site of a No-Till Field Day on August 29 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.  The event is organized by the Ohio No-Till Council with assistance from the Wayne County SWCD and