The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
May 6, 2014- May 12, 2014
Editor: Amanda Douridas

Potential for Spring Insect Pests

Author: Andy Michel

As we gear up for planting this week and next there are two insect pests that need to be on our radar.  First, reports from Purdue, Penn State and elsewhere have noticed significant flights in black cutworm.  This is a migrating moth that lays eggs in corn, which can cause severe cutting of the p

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Yes, this is a repeat: Temperatures are still cool

Authors: Anne Dorrance, Laura Lindsey

Soil temperatures from around the state are finally approaching optimum planning but still on the cool side for soybean.  From the weather stations at the branches, these are the soil temperatures at 2.5 inches, from April 20 and on May 4:

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Don’t wait to monitor stands

Authors: Anne Dorrance, Pierce Paul

Believe it or not parts of the state have significant amounts of corn and soybean planted.  With our “shortened” spring it is going to be very important to assess fields and your seed treatments as soon as possible.   Target those fields that receive 3 or more inches of rain and dig in the rows t

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Reminders about Palmer amaranth

Author: Mark Loux

We spent most of the winter meeting circuit trying to put the fear of (insert deity of your choice here) in everyone about Palmer amaranth.  We appear at this time to have fewer infestations of Palmer amaranth than our neighbors to the north and west, and it is our goal to keep it that way as muc

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New OSU Weed Management Website/blog

Author: Mark Loux

The OSU field crops weed management group has transitioned to a new website,  The new site is still a work in progress, but most of the important information and links are there.  We would encourage you to check out and bookmark th

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Weather Update


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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
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
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
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ed Lentz, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

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