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C.O.R.N. Newsletter 2009-02

Dates Covered: 
January 22, 2009 - February 3, 2009
Greg LaBarge

Looking for non-GMO Seed?

Authors: Harold Watters, Jim Beuerlein

There has been much interest in growing non-Roundup Ready soybeans in Ohio.
We have a number of markets in southern, central and northern Ohio that are offering significant premiums for these non-GMO soybeans. Generally lower seed prices and the attraction of the premiums have lead to a lot of interest and in some cases depletion of seed stocks.

Weed control cost and control program for non-GMO's were discussed by Dr Mark Loux in the 2008-39 issue of CORN which can be found at: A factsheet highlighting programs weed control for non-GMO is presented in the next newsletter article.

If you have trouble finding non-Roundup Ready soybean varieties to grow to meet these premium contracts and markets, here is a listing of seed suppliers who may still have non-GMO seed to offer:

Company Location State Telephone
Advanced Genetics Inc. Croton OH 740-893-2501
Baldridge Bio-Research Inc. Cherry Fork OH 937-386-2413
Beck’s Superior Hybrids Atlanta IN 317-984-3508
Bio Gene Sardinia OH 937-444-6422
Central Ohio Farmers Co-Op Marion OH 740-528-2211
Crop Production Services Marysville OH 937-644-9467
Clever Farms Inc. Croton OH 740-893-4191
DKG Seed Farms Orville OH 330-465-7079
Ebberts Field Seeds Inc. Covington OH 937-473-2521
Gries Seed Farm Inc. Fremont OH 419-332-5571
H. W. Martin & Sons Co. Hebron OH 740-928-4000
Houck Seed Co. Monroeville OH 419-706-3982
Jagger Farm Seeds Mt. Gilead OH 419-946-4957
Lucky Farmers Inc. Woodville OH 419-849-2711
Miller Seed Farm Attica OH 419-426-1791
Porter Hybrid Inc. Wilmington OH 937-382-2324
Reiterman Seed Farms Mt. Sterling OH 740-869-2422
Rupp Seeds Inc. Wauseon OH 419-337-1841
Schlessman Seed Co. Milan OH 419-499-2572
Schwartz Farms Cortland OH 330-637-3388
Seed Consultants Inc. Washington C. H. OH 800-708-2676
Steyer Seeds LLC. Tiffin OH 419-992-4570
The Humphrey Farm Wakeman OH 419-663-0130
Thompson Seed Farm Inc. Delphos OH 419-692-1946
Wellman Seeds Inc Delphos OH 800-717-7333
Wensink Farm Seeds Inc Monroeville OH 419-359-1501


Weed Management in non-GMO soybeans

Authors: Mark Loux

Weed scientists at OSU and Purdue have produced a new fact sheet, Herbicide Programs for non-GMO soybeans. This fact sheet lists the essential components of weed management in non-GMO soybeans, which include a weed-free start at planting, use of residual (PRE) herbicides, and postemergence herbicide application to small weeds. We also outline what we believe to be the most effective postemergence herbicide approach in non-GMO soybeans, based on the relatively widespread occurrence of ALS-resistant weeds. The fact sheet can be downloaded from the OSU weed science website,

CTC Conference Details Announced

Mark your calendar for February 26 & 27, 2009. The CTC conference agenda has been finalized and you will not want to miss the program.

New in 2009 is a preconference event on Cover Crops: Benefits for Soil Quality on WEDNESDAY, February 25 from 9-5.

During the program on February 26 & 27 the following special events will occur.
* Special 1/2 day Corn University with Corn Specialists from surrounding states
* First Detector Training for National Plant Diagnostic Network
* CCA Credits for all CCA categories
* Day-long seminar (Feb. 27) on Global Positioning Systems, Precision Farming & Auto Steering.

Full details can be found at:

Two New Agronomic Publications-Order Publications On-line or Stop by Your Extension Office

Ohio State University Extension publications can now be ordered on-line with credit card. As always the publications can be picked up at Extension Offices. On line the address is

The easiest way to find these publications online is via search with the publication code number. The two newest publications you can add to your library are:

789-Ohio and Indiana Weed Control Guide. This new publication has just become available and is 190 pages of essential weed control recommendations and information. The cost of this publication is $8.50.

938-Improving Wheat Profits in Ohio. This publication was released fall of 2008 and has the latest summary of research results for the management of fertility, weeds, insect and disease from Ohio research on wheat. This 26 page publications provides key practices to improve wheat yields. The cost is $5.

These publications are full color, high quality, low cost items that you find a lot of value in for the upcoming growing season. Great items for the truck glove box.

Other key publications you may want to order at the same time include:

472-Ohio Agronomy Guide $6
802-Corn Disease Management $2.75
827-Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide $3.50
895-Profitable Soybean Disease Management $1
785-Wheat Disease Management $2

Upcoming Agronomic Programs

Registration details can be found at:

January 23
Paulding County Agronomy Day
Start Time: 8:30am
County of Meeting Location: Paulding
Paulding County Extension Office
503 Fairground Dr
Paulding, 45879
Phone Number: 419.399.8225

February 4
Advanced Insect - Pathology Workshop
Start Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
County of Meeting Location: Wayne
203 Selby Hall
Phone Number: (330) 202-3566

February 4 & 5
Yield Maps to Management Maps-Precision Farming Workshop
Start Time: 9:30 am
County of Meeting Location: Huron County
Bellevue Public Library
Bellevue, 44811
Phone Number: 419-668-8219

February 5
Northern Ohio Crops Day
Start Time: 9 a.m.
County of Meeting Location: Sandusky County
Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed
1375 N. State Route 590
Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
Phone Number: 419-334-6340

February 5
Champaign, Logan, and Union Agronomy Workshop
Start Time: 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
County of Meeting Location: Union
Union County Service Center
940 London Ave.
Marysville, Ohio
Phone Number: 937-644-8117

February 17
Agronomy School
Start Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
County of Meeting Location: Coshocton/Muskingum
Conesville, Ohio
195 State St.
Conesville, OH 43811
Phone Number: 740-622-2265 or 740-454-0144

February 24
Tri-County Agronomy Day
Start Time: 10 a.m.
County of Meeting Location: Carroll
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Hall
Roswell Rd.
Carrollton, OH 44615
Phone Number: 330-627-4310

February 25
Benefits of Cover Crops special preconference session at CTC Conference
Start Time: 9 am
County of Meeting Location: Allen
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH
Phone Number: 419-422-3851

February 26 & 27
Conservation Tillage Conference
County of Meeting Location: Allen
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH
Phone Number: 419-422-3851

March 4
On-Farm Stored Grain Management
Start Time: 1-4 pm
County of Meeting Location: Henry
American Legion
Ridgeville Corners, OH
Phone Number: 419-782-4771

Archive Issue Contributors: 

State Specialists: Ann Dorrance, Pierce Paul and Dennis Mills (Plant Pathology), Ron Hammond, Andy Michel, and Bruce Eisley (Entomology). Extension Educators: Roger Bender (Shelby), Harold Watters (Champaign), Todd Mangen (Mercer), Steve Foster (Darke), Gary Wilson (Hancock), Ed Lentz (Seneca), Greg LaBarge (Fulton), Bruce Clevemger (Defiance), Johan Johnson (Clark), Glen Arnold (Putnam) and Mike Gastier (Huron).

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.