The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
February 24, 2015 - March 9, 2015
Editor: Rob Leeds

This Winter: Below Normal


For this winter through February 16, temperatures were about 1 degree below normal in northern Ohio and normal in southern Ohio. The cold since then will cause these number to drop a little for the 3 month period.

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Naked Soybeans in Ohio?

Author: Anne Dorrance

At several meetings and based on a few emails this winter it is very clear that Ohio soybean farmers are examining their budgets and looking for ways to cut costs in 2015.  Planting naked seed, no fungicide seed treatment, is one place that some producers are contemplating.

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2015 Conservation Tillage Conference, CCAs and continuing education

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

The Conservation Tillage and technology Conference annually attracts 900 attendees, who say this is one of the best crop production conferences in Ohio. The program this year will be held March 3rd and 4th, in Ada Ohio on the Ohio Northern University campus.

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2015 Overholt Drainage School will be held March 16-20

Author: Larry Brown

The 2015 Overholt Drainage School will be held March 16-20 at the Defiance County Emergency Management Agency Building on ST RT 15 (22491 Mill Street, Defiance, OH 43512).  This year’s program includes three sessions: 1) Agricultural subsurface drainage: System design and installation; 2) Drainag

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Is It Too Early to Apply N to Wheat? - Yes

Authors: Ed Lentz, CCA, Laura Lindsey

Each year producers ask the question when is the best time to apply N to wheat? Also, is it ok to apply N on frozen ground?

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New Weed Science resources

Author: Mark Loux

A couple of new resources on weed identification and herbicide site of action from OSU weed science:

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Minimizing pollen contamination of non-GMO Corn

Author: Peter Thomison

As the commodity price for corn has dropped during the past two years, there has been greater interest among some growers in producing non-GMO corn for a premium.

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GAP Required in 2015


GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) for tobacco producers will be required again for the 2015 crop.  The status of contracts for the 2015 season is leaving many producers a little uneasy at this point with Philip Morris International (PMI), basically backing away from purchasing tobacco directly fr

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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

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