The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
December 5 - December 18
Editor: Mark Badertscher

Selecting Corn Hybrids for 2018: Some Considerations

Author: Peter Thomison

Hybrid selection is one of the most important management decisions a corn grower makes each year. It’s a decision that warrants a careful comparison of performance data. It should not be made in haste or based on limited data.

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2017 Ohio Corn Performance Test: Regional Overviews

Authors: Rich Minyo, Allen Geyer, David Lohnes, Peter Thomison

In 2017, 205 corn hybrids representing 25 commercial brands were evaluated in the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT).

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Update on required dicamba training for 2018

Author: Mark Loux

Following a summer of many instances of off-target movement of dicamba across the country from use in Xtend soybeans, the labels for Engenia, XtendiMax, and FeXapan were modified in an attempt to reduce future problems.

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Agricultural Data Coalition

Authors: John Fulton, Scott A Shearer

As farmers wrap up harvest and begin thinking about the 2018 cropping season, data organization and archiving may be a topic of interest. There are many data repositories provided by the private sector and we know that farmers are beginning to reap the benefits of historical agricultural data.

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Nutrient Management Plan Writers Are Still At Work In The Western Lake Erie Basin In 2018

Authors: , Sarah Noggle

Nutrient Management Plan Writers are still working for the 2018 year in the Western Lake Erie Basin to write free plans for non-CAFO farmers. Our goal is to complete 65,000 acres for NMP’s in 2018.

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2017 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials - Sortable Tables Online Now

Author: Laura Lindsey

Results of the 2017 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials are now available online as sortable tables:

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Soil Health Workshop

Author: Beth Scheckelhoff

The two-day Soil Health Workshop provides farmers and landowners with an in-depth look at factors that contribute to long-term soil health.

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CCA Pre-Exam Training January 10 & 11

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam Training program, sponsored by the OSU Agronomic Crops Team, will be offered at the Shelby County Extension Office, 810 Fair Rd, Sidney, Ohio 45365 on January 10 & 11, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the 10th and adjourn by 5:00 p.m. on the 11th.

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2018 West Ohio Agronomy Day


The 2018 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 8th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a market update at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m.

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Soybean Inputs – Focus on Payback


The public is invited to attend an educational meeting on tips for better soybean profits in 2018.  The same program will be conducted on two dates.  January 9, from 8:30 -10:30 am at the Wood County Extension, 639 Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.  And January 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Hancock Coun

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Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day to be held in Archbold – January 19th

Author: Eric Richer, CCA

The annual Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day is scheduled for Friday, January 19th in Founders Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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All-Ohio Chapter Soil & Water Conservation Society Annual Conference January 19, 2018


“Addressing Water Quality Concerns in Drainage Improvement Projects” will be the theme of the SWCS conference on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Der Dutchmen Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio.

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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
Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Ed Lentz, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains
Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Tony Nye
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Eric Richer, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management
Garth Ruff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
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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