The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
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Nov. 26 - Dec. 8, 2014

Cold Weather and Fall Herbicides - to spray or not to spray

Author: Mark Loux

It’s always amazing to see apparently still thriving winter annual weeds underneath the snow or following some really cold weather.

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2014 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials Available

Author: Laura Lindsey

The purpose of the Ohio Soybean Performance Trials is to evaluate soybean varieties for yield and other agronomic characteristics. This evaluation gives soybean producers comparative information for selecting the best varieties for their unique production systems.

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Temperature Management in On-farm Grain Bins

Author: Curtis Young, CCA

There are recommended targets for percent grain moisture and grain temperature for winter grain bin storage.  Those recommended targets are listed in the following tables (Tables 1. and 2.). Table 1. Recommended grain moisture content for safe storage.*

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Winter Weather Outlook


November will go down as a top 10 coldest November most likely with drier than normal precipitation and snowier than normal.

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Cold Spring Rains Brought Perfect Conditions for Pythium in Ohio and a Few More Surprises.

Author: Anne Dorrance

From many of the samples we recovered both Pythium spp. and Fusarium spp..  Both are well-known seedling pathogens.  Our next step was to examine what the Pythium spp.

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So you want to be a CCA

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

The next North American Certified Crop Adviser Exam Date is February 6, 2015. The registration period closes on December 5, 2014.  

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Double Crop versus Modified Rely Intercrop Soybean Yields in 2014

Authors: , Jason Hartschuh, CCA

Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI) is the planting of soybeans into headed wheat that may occur up to 6 weeks or more prior to wheat harvest; whereas Double Cropping (DC) is the planting of soybeans after wheat harvest.    Vyn et al, found that relay intercropping of soybeans yielded better than

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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
Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production

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