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
May 25 - May 31
Editor: Beth Scheckelhoff

CFAES Ag Weather System 2021 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Final 2021 Installment)

Authors: Aaron Wilson, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

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Head Scab Risk Low

Authors: Pierce Paul, Aaron Wilson

According to the FHB forecasting system (http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu/), the risk for head scab is low across the state of Ohio for wheat flowering (anthesis) today, May 24, and over the next three days.

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Corn Replant Decisions

Author: Alexander Lindsey

As the weather has turned warm this past week, many of our fields planted in April/early May should be emerged or be in the process of emerging.

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Side-dressing Manure into Corn

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

With great planting conditions last week. Corn fields are emerging across the state. For livestock producers, especially pork producers, the application of manure to corn can make better use of the available manure nutrients.

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Alfalfa Weevil and Potato Leafhopper Status in Ohio’s Alfalfa Crop

Authors: Curtis Young, CCA, Andy Michel, Mark Sulc, Kelley Tilmon

The activity and threat of the alfalfa weevil is mostly coming to an end for this year. Observations made in alfalfa fields across Ohio reveal that the alfalfa weevil larvae are finishing their feeding and spinning net-like cocoons in the alfalfa foliage in which to pupate.

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Hay Barn Fires are a Real Hazard

Author: Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Hay fires are caused when bacteria in wet hay create so much heat that the hay spontaneously combusts in the presence of oxygen. At over 20% moisture mesophilic bacteria release heat-causing temperature to rise between 130°F to 140ºF with temperature staying high for up to 40 days.

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Ohio Corn, Soybean and Wheat Enterprise Budgets - Projected Returns for 2021

Author: Barry Ward

What a difference a year makes! The crop margin outlook for this year is decidedly different from where we were last year at this time.

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Roller Coaster Ready?

Author: Jim Noel

The climate has been on a wild roller coaster. After a cool early May, late May was really warm bringing temperatures for May to near normal. Rainfall has also been on a roller coaster.

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The Dirt on Soil Health: What Did the Evaluation Say?

Authors: Stephanie Karhoff, Chris Zoller

Ohio State University Extension developed The Dirt on Soil Health: Investing Below the Surface webinar series this past winter.  The eight-week program featured Extension professionals, industry representatives, and farmers as presenters.  Topics included:

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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
Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Steve Culman
State Specialist, Soil Fertility
Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Taylor Dill
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Stephanie Karhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Alan Leininger
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ed Lentz, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Brigitte Moneymaker
Water Quality Extension Associate
James Morris
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jim Noel
National Weather Service
Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dennis Riethman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Clint Schroeder
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
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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