The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
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March 11 - March 25, 2014

Corn Flea Beetle and Stewart's Leaf Blight Prediction

Authors: Ron Hammond, Andy Michel, Pierce Paul, Peter Thomison

Being early March, it is time to put out the annual corn flea beetle and Stewart’s leaf blight prediction based on the average temperatures the past three months (Dec, Jan, and Feb.).  Stewart's bacterial disease is dependent on the level of bacteria-carrying flea beetle survival over the winter.

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Evaluating Winter Wheat Stand

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Ed Lentz, CCA, Pierce Paul

This year, many areas of Ohio experienced extremely low temperatures for several days.  (-20° as I was driving to an Extension meeting in Coshocton County on January 28.)  Snowfall was also above average in many areas causing standing water as the snow melted.  Where does this leave our winter wh

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The February Corn, Soybean and Wheat Connections Webinars Are Now Available for Viewing On Line.

Author: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

The Soybean Production program featured  Everything but the Kitchen Sink: High Input Soybean Production with  Dr.

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Frost Seeding to Improve Pasture Quality


At this point in March one has to hope that spring really is just around the corner.  One task that is well suited to the transition time between winter and spring is frost seeding.  Frost seeding involves broadcasting seed over a pasture area and letting the natural freeze/thaw cycles of late wi

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Weather Outlook Remains Unchanged


Temperatures will remain below normal for the remainder of March and likely into a good part of April. Precipitation will be near normal. Based on historic years like this winter, the last date of a freeze is usually 1-2 weeks later than normal.

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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
Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nathan Douridas, CCA
Farm Science Review Farm Manager
Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Rob Leeds
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Adam Shepard
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production

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