The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
March 15-28, 2022
Editor: Eric Richer, CCA

Weather Update: March is a Time for Transition

Author: Aaron Wilson

Meteorological winter (Dec-Feb) has ended. Looking back, it was the 26th warmest and 16th wettest winter on record for Ohio since 1895. After a very warm December, January and February were a bit on the cool side.

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Preemergence mesotrione use in “mesotrione-tolerant” soybeans

Author: Mark Loux

Put this one in the “we’re usually the last to know” category.  Following an article in the last C.O.R.N.

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Applying MAP and DAP at Corn Sidedress

Author: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

One fertilization strategy is to apply a two-year rotation phosphorus need ahead of the corn crop.

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Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey 2022 Responses - Last Call

Author: Barry Ward

The Ohio Farm Custom Rates Survey 2022 data collection has launched.

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Is Spring Wheat an Option for Ohio Farmers?

Author: Laura Lindsey

Is spring wheat an option for Ohio farmers? Yes, we can grow spring wheat in Ohio, but spring wheat yield will be significantly lower than winter wheat yield.

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Topdressing Wheat with Liquid Swine Manure

Author: Glen Arnold, CCA

Wheat fields are firming up across Ohio and topdressing with nitrogen fertilizer will soon start. Given the current fertilizer prices more livestock producers may be considering applying liquid swine manure as a top-dress for wheat.

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Collect Soil Samples for SCN in Spring

Author: Horacio Lopez-Nicora

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a major soybean pathogen that continues to spread throughout Ohio. Commonly, yield reduction will take place with no visible symptoms. To know if the nematode is present in a field, soil sample for SCN testing must be properly collected.

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Reminder to Attend the Wheat Refresh and Field Walk

Author: Amanda Douridas, CCA

On March 30, we’ll walk a wheat field with Dr. Laura Lindsey who will show us how to evaluate the field coming out of winter and refresh growth staging the wheat. Growth staging is critical for nutrient and crop protection applications.

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March 30
The Northeast Ohio Agronomy Breakfast - Weekly Webinar Series
March 30
Wheat Refresh and Field Walk
April 19
Waste To Worth Conference April 19th to the 22nd (Lucas)
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
Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mike Estadt
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andrew Holden
Resigned Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Doug Karcher
Chair, Horticulture and Crop Science
Stephanie Karhoff, CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Horacio Lopez-Nicora
State Specialist, Soybean Pathology
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
David Marrison
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Tony Nye
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Osler Ortez
State Specialist, Corn & Emerging Crops
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Beth Scheckelhoff
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Clint Schroeder
Program Manager
Barry Ward
Program Leader
Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center
Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

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