The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
April 8, 2014 - April 14, 2014
Editor: Glen Arnold, CCA

Bt Options for Corn Insect Control and “Know Before you Grow”

Authors: Andy Michel, Peter Thomison

Since the mid 1990’s and the first Bt corn product to control European corn borer was released, there are now numerous options available for corn insect management. At times, this information can be confusing, and thankfully our colleagues Dr. Eileen Cullen at the University of Wisconsin and Dr.

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Getting Your Corn Crop Off to a Good Start in 2014

Author: Peter Thomison

Mistakes made during crop establishment are usually irreversible, and can put a "ceiling" on a crop's yield potential before the plants have even emerged. The following are some proven practices that will help get a corn crop off to a good start.

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Weed Identification Resources

Author: Mark Loux

We frequently receive questions about how to identify weeds and what the best resources are to help with identification.

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Evaluate Alfalfa Stands For Winter Injury


As alfalfa stands break dormancy and begin growth, growers should make plans to take some time to evaluate the health of those stands and determine if there was winter injury.  Some early bud growth was observed the last full week of March in the southern half of Ohio.  This evaluation is especia

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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.

Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Amanda Douridas
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nathan Douridas, CCA
Farm Science Review Farm Manager
Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Adam Shepard
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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