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C.O.R.N. Newsletter 2012-35

Dates Covered: 
October 16, 2012 - October 23, 2012
Curtis Young

Weather Developments for October 2012

The rather active weather pattern will continue for the rest of October. Overall, for the last two weeks of October, temperatures will average near normal and rainfall will average close to normal as well with the best chances of above normal rainfall being near Lake Erie.

Rainfall will return to the state in an "on-and-off" fashion starting late Wednesday into the weekend with more chances by the middle of next week.

Even though many areas have had frost and some light freezes (though not all places have hit 32 degrees Fahrenheit yet (e.g., Dayton and Cleveland have not)), it appears after the weather system next week a widespread hard freeze is possible later in the week with lows in the 20s to lower 30s by about Friday October 26, 2012.

Longer range - it looks like there is less of a chance of an El Nino this winter. Even if a very weak one forms, it will be so weak that the impacts will be very minimal. This increases the chances for not as warm of a winter as last year, at least normal rainfall versus dry weather and closer to normal snowfall.

We will continue to monitor this at the National Weather Service Ohio River Forecast Center.

Ohio CCA of the Year Nominations Open

Time now to nominate your Certified Crop Adviser for honors. If your CCA got you through another difficult year then consider nominating her or him for this honor. The application is found on the Agronomic Crops Team website ( under Links or at the go address:

The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program is sponsoring one state award titled Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year“. The award program is designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop production, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agricultural industry in Ohio.

Last year's deserving winner, Mike Dailey, was awarded the honor in March - and the winner for this year will receive the award on March 5th at the 2013 Conservation Tillage Conference. Submit nominations to the Ohio CCA Board by December 3, 2012. Again an easy to fill in nomination form is available from the website - then send to the Ohio CCA Board c/o Ohio AgriBusiness Association, 5151 Reed Rd. Suite 126-C, Columbus, Ohio 43220-2598, Email:

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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.