The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
August 23-29
Editor: Eric Richer, CCA

Ear development impacted by drought conditions

Author: Peter Thomison

Drought and heat adversely affected ear and kernel formation in many Ohio corn fields this year.

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Late season purple corn

Authors: Alexander Lindsey, Peter Thomison

Growers are reporting reddish-purple plants in their corn fields and sometimes observing that the degree of purpling varies among hybrids. Several factors can cause purpling of corn plant tissues late in the season.

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Late season diseases are making their appearance

Author: Anne Dorrance

Sudden death syndrome.  I was scouting the sudden death syndrome study and symptoms have started.  And due to the calls I am getting it is also in some producer’s fields.  Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is a fungal disease of soybean and is limited to a few locations in Ohio.  Inter

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Prevention is the key to managing stored grain pests

Author: Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky

The primary causes of grain spoilage during storage are excess moisture and high temperature. However, insects can infest any grain that is not handled properly or that is stored longer than 6 months. Damage from weevils or other stored grain insects can be costly.

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Bean Leaf Beetles Don’t Quit at the End of August (Unlike Your Summer Help)

Authors: Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

As we get into the R5-R6 growth stage of soybean, now is the time to look out for pod and seed feeding insects, especially bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers, and stink bugs.  Last week’s article focused on stink bugs, which pierce the pod and suck out seed matter.  Bean leaf beetle and grasshopper

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Farmer Led Water Quality Monitoring-Initial Results and Request for Participants

Author: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

Ohio State University Extension is seeking additional 60 fields in the Western Lake Erie Basin to help with a water monitoring research project looking at Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus (DRP) losses from fields.  Farmers already participating do not need to signup field already being monitored are

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Ohio No-Till Field Day - August 31

Author: Mark Badertscher

Are you thinking about switching to no-till and have some questions you need answered before taking the leap?  Maybe you‘ve been planting no-till soybeans for years and are thinking about adapting this practice to corn.  Adopting no-till requires understanding how it affects drainage, soil struct

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Fertilizer Application Certification & Training (FACT), Nutrient Management Field Day - September 6th

Author: Jason Hartschuh, CCA

OSU Extension Crawford County will be hosting a nutrient management field day for fertilizer application certification on Sepember 6th from 1-4 pm. The program will be held at OSU Extension Unger Farm 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Rd., Bucyrus, OH 44820.

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Unlawful or Anti-Competitive Activities-The Big Data Confusion: Part 13

Authors: John Fulton,

A common concern for growers when working with an Agricultural Technology Provider (ATP) is that their data may be used by that ATP to benefit itself in the marketplace.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, it is illegal for businesses to act together in ways that can limit competition, le

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August 26
Precision Ag Day: Planter Technology -Champaign County
August 26
Nutrient Management and Water Quality Field Day- Hardin County
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
John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility
Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
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
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

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