C.O.R.N. Newsletter : 2020-28

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. Chopping Corn for Silage
    Author(s): Bill Weiss

    The primary goal of making corn silage is to preserve as many nutrients in the corn plant as possible, to produce a feed that is acceptable to cows, and to minimize any risks

  2. Author(s): Peter Thomison, Laura Lindsey

    Have very dry soil conditions increase the potential for toxic levels of nitrates in

  3. Velvetleaf in a Soybean Field
    Author(s): Mark Loux

    Information on preharvest herbicide treatments for field corn and soybeans can be found in the “Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois”, at the end of these crop sections (

  4. Harvesting Alfalfa
    Author(s): Mark Sulc

    The best time to take a last harvest of alfalfa and other legumes is sometime in early September in Ohio, for the least risk to the long-term health of the stand.

  5. Red Clover
    Author(s): Mark Sulc

    This is the time of year we often hear of Ohio producers considering seed harvests of red clover or other crops (e.g. cover crop seed).

  6. Western Bean Cutworm moth
  7. Cover Crops in Corn Stalks
    Author(s): Amanda Douridas

    Local farmers invite you out to their farms for a Drive-It-Yourself tour of fields with growing cover crops. These three farms are located in Northern Champaign and Logan