The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
January 12 - January 25, 2016
Editor: Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Introducing Dr. Kelley Tilmon

Author: Kelley Tilmon

In January, Dr. Kelley Tilmon joined the faculty of the Department of Entomology as an Associate Professor and State Specialist for field crop entomology. Her extension, research, and teaching programs will focus on the management of insect pests of agronomic crops.

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More on Transgenic Traits and Hybrid Performance

Authors: Peter Thomison, Rich Minyo, Allen Geyer

There were 17 different sets of transgenic traits evaluated in 2015 Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) representing 22 technology products that are currently being marketed by seed companies.

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Host Resistance to soybean diseases – the best return on investment

Author: Anne Dorrance

The first and most economical approach (a.k.a.

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2015 Northwest Ohio Corn Silage Test

Authors: Rich Minyo, Peter Thomison, , Allen Geyer

In 2015, 38 corn silage hybrids representing 13 commercial brands were evaluated in a joint trial with Michigan State University (MSU). One Ohio location is combined with Michigan's two southern (Zone 1) silage locations.

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New Website Layout

Author: Amanda Douridas, CCA

You probably noticed the new format of the C.O.R.N. newsletter in our last issue. The College has been updating all websites over the last couple of years for better security and functionality.

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OSU’s Corn College workshop is Feb. 10

Author: Sam Custer

Producers and agriculture professionals can get an update on the 2016 corn market and learn how to budget for a profitable corn crop at a workshop led by farm management experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

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Upcoming Ag Outlook Meetings


Join the faculty from the Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics and Ohio State University Extension as they discuss the issues and trends affecting agriculture in Ohio.

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January 7
2016 Farm Management School- Greenville, OH
January 14
2016 Farm Management School- Greenville, OH
January 21
Wyandot Agronomy Day- Upper Sandusky
January 21
2016 Farm Management School- Greenville, OH
January 28
2016 Farm Management School- Greenville, OH
February 4
2016 Farm Management School- Greenville, OH
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
Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management
Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Nathan Douridas, CCA
Farm Science Review Farm Manager
Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production

The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

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