The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
January 24, 2017- February 6, 2017
Editor: Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Lake Erie Cyanobacteria Bloom- A Summary of the 2016 Season

Author: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

Cyanobacteria growth in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) has been a concern closely monitored over the past 10 years. The presence of cyanobacteria leads to a pea soup appearance of water that causes aesthetic concerns.

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2016 Northwest Ohio Corn Silage Test

Authors: Rich Minyo, , Peter Thomison, Allen Geyer

In 2016, 47 corn silage hybrids representing 16 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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Making Sense of Soil Health Testing: Ohio State’s Path Forward

Author: Steve Culman

The topic of soil health has been receiving a great deal of attention lately and farmers are increasingly interested in understanding more about their soils.

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Corn, Soybean, Wheat Webinars Continue

Author: Amanda Bennett

The second in a series of four webinars available to producers, Certified Crop Advisors and industry will be offered on January 31, 2017 beginning at 7 p.m. The webinar will focus on how to assess growing conditions and their impact on ear rots, mycotoxins and malformation in corn.

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2017 Soybean College Offered in Darke County

Author: Sam Custer

OSU Extension, Darke County will be hosting the 2017 Soybean College on Tuesday, February 7.  This will be a rare opportunity where The Ohio State University will have all of its state specialists working with soybeans at one meeting focusing on soybean production. This workshop will feature Dr.

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Eastern Ohio Soybean School


Join OSU Extension on March 9th as we present a hands-on, intensive soybean management workshop for Ohio Crop Producers that will help you become a more profitable soybean producer. This workshop will feature Dr. Laura Lindsey, Soybean/Wheat Extension Specialist; Dr.

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Working Cover Crops into your Operation

Author: Mark Badertscher

Have you thought about planting cover crops or maybe experimented with some cereal rye but want to know more?  Maybe you have heard about how cover crops can improve soil health but need

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Cover Crop Class in Morrow County


Cover crops are a growing topic in the agriculture world.  Many farmers are already using cover crops to improve soil heath, increase organic matter, decrease erosion and help hold nutrients on their

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February 1
Darke County On Farm Manure Research and Planning for 2017
February 2
Northern Ohio Crops Day
February 7
Darke County Soybean College
February 7
Waterhemp- Time to Take Action - Greenville
February 8
Using Aerial Imagery to make Agronomic Decisions - Greenville
February 23
Ag Night at the Adult Career Center
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
Amanda Bennett
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
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

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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