The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
August 31- September 7, 2015

Last Alfalfa Cutting and The Fall Rest Period

Author: Mark Sulc

The next two weeks are the best time to take the last alfalfa cutting of the year while maintaining stand productivity. We recommend the last harvest to be taken by September 7 in northern Ohio and September 15 in southern Ohio.

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Free Pigweed Herbicide Resistance Screening

Author: Mark Loux

OSU weed scientists will again screen populations of any pigweed species this coming winter for their herbicide resistance characteristics, at no charge.  This includes populations of redroot pigweed, waterhemp, and Palmer amaranth, among others.  Samples should generally be collected from fields

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Cover Crops After Corn Silage Harvest


A lot of corn was chopped for corn silage last week and harvest continues this week.  We are about a month ahead of last year’s corn silage harvest and this year’s earlier harvest provides an opportunity to get cover crops established on those acres.  Earlier planting of cover crops is good.  The

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Technology Use in Agriculture Survey

Author: Laura Lindsey

If you are a farmer, industry, and/or Extension professional, we need your input on technology use in agriculture.  Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office will use this information to help guide future development of agricultural technologies.  All responses will be anonymous.  The surv

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Independent Ag Field Day and Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training

Author: Mike Gastier, CCA

The Erie Basin EERA will offer a two hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Independent Ag Field Day in Bellevue, Ohio.  The training will begin at 11:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Lunch will be served at noon.

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Agricultural Conservation, Protecting Water: Keeping Soil and Nutrients in the Field

Author: Mark Badertscher

Agricultural Conservation, Protecting Water: Keeping Soil and Nutrients in the Field will be the theme of the Hardin County Field Day on September 18.  The event will start out at the Jerry McBride Farm, 11312 County Road 60, Dola, Ohio at 8:30 am and will end at 1:30 pm with complimentary lunch.

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About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

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.

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Ed Lentz, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management
Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

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