The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
June 10-16
Editor: Eric Richer, CCA

Principles of Pokeweed Management

Author: Mark Loux

Penn State recently completed a two-year study on pokeweed management in corn and soybeans that provides some useful information.  Some of the highlights:

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Asiatic Garden Beetles Continue to be an Issue in NW Ohio

Authors: Eric Richer, CCA, Andy Michel

Grubs of the Asiatic Garden Beetle (Maladera castanea) have been making their presence known in Northwest Ohio corn fields since 2012.  For a long time this grub has been a pest in the lawn and turf industry, but in past few years it has severely damaged corn.

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“Rootless” and “Floppy Corn” Make an Appearance

Author: Peter Thomison

Last week I received several reports of “rootless” and “floppy corn” in Paulding County (Figure 1). Rootless corn (or rootless corn syndrome) occurs when there is limited or no nodal root development. Plants exhibiting rootless corn symptoms are often leaning or lodged.

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When to Spray Soybeans Field Day

Author: Amanda Douridas, CCA

Assessing soybean diseases and insect pressure can be difficult without proper training and experience. On July 8, 2014 farmers and crop consultants are invited to attend a 2 hour in-field session with Drs. Anne Dorrance and Andy Michel.

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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
Field Specialist, Farm Management
Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Nathan Douridas, CCA
Farm Science Review Farm Manager
Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Field Specialist, Dairy & Precision Livestock
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
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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