The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
COLLEGE OF FOOD, AGRICULTURAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
CFAES
OARDC
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
April 28 - May 4, 2020
Editor: Amanda Bennett

Cool and damp end of April, warmer start to May

Author: Jim Noel

April will end cool and damp after some sun and a milder to start to the last week of April. For April Ohio looks to finish one to four degrees below normal and that is after a warm start to April.

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Interested in Soil Health? Learn together with OSU Extension

Authors: Steve Culman, John Fulton, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Elizabeth Hawkins, Eric Richer, CCA

Improving soil health (SH) can provide a variety of benefits including improved water infiltration, increased water holding capacity, and increased nutrient availability. However, it can be challenging to quantify these benefits in the field.

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Economic Assistance for Agriculture during COVID-19

Authors: David Marrison, Ben Brown, Barry Ward, Peggy Hall, Dianne Shoemaker

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly altered all our lives. The impact is being felt by families, businesses, governmental agencies, and civic organizations.  To help families and businesses alike, various levels of government have passed legislation to help lessen the economic blow of COVID-19

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Is it time to reevaluate your manure storage and application for years to come?

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Glen Arnold, CCA, Jason Hartschuh, CCA

The first three months of 2020 once again brought saturated conditions across Ohio.

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CFAES Ag Weather System Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA, Elizabeth Hawkins, Sam Custer

We are once again providing a soil temperature overview in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter through April-May 2020.

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Corn Planting and Pollinators: Research Update

Authors: Reed Johnson, Chia Lin, Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel

The winter of 2019-2020 was relatively mild in both temperature and harmful effects on Ohio’s honey bee colonies.  While many beekeepers have experienced a normal (30-40%) die-off since last October, many of the colonies that made it through the winter look particularly robust.  The colonies we m

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Why should you calibrate your sprayer, and how?

Author: Erdal Ozkan

This is the time to check the accuracy of your sprayer. While applying too little pesticide may result in ineffective pest control, too much pesticide wastes money, may damage the crop and increases the potential risk of contaminating ground water and environment.

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USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

Authors: Ben Brown, David Marrison

On April 17, the preliminary details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) were released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program aimed to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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
Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
John Barker
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ben Brown
Farm Management Program Mgr, Program Manager
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management
Trevor Corboy
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
Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Allen Gahler
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
Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ed Lentz, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Laura Lindsey
State Specialist, Soybean and Small Grains
David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jim Noel
National Weather Service
Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Tony Nye
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Erdal Ozkan
State Specialist, Sprayer Technology
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Matthew Romanko
Water Quality Extension Associate
Garth Ruff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Clint Schroeder
Program Manager
Mark Sulc
Retired State Specialist, Forage Production
Kelley Tilmon
State Specialist, Field Crop Entomology
Barry Ward
Program Leader
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center
Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Chris Zoller
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

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.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

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