Corn Harvest

C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles

  1. Author(s): Elizabeth Hawkins , Author(s): John Fulton , Author(s): Jenna Lee

    High quality, relevant information is key to making the right management decisions for your farm. The eFields program at The Ohio State University was created to provide local information about critical issues for Ohio agriculture. The 2018 eFields Research Report highlighting 95 on-farm, field scale trials conducted in 25 Ohio counties will be released on January 9th. Research topics include nutrient management, precision seeding, crop management, soil compaction management, remote sensing, and data analysis and management.

    Issue: 2019-01
  2. Corn Trial
    Author(s): Rich Minyo , Author(s): Allen Geyer , Author(s): David Lohnes , Author(s): Peter Thomison

    In 2018, 192 corn hybrids representing 24 commercial brands were evaluated in the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT). Four tests were established in the Southwestern/West Central/Central (SW/WC/C) region and three tests were established in the Northwestern (NW) and North Central/Northeastern (NC/NE) regions (for a total of ten test sites statewide).  Hybrid entries in the regional tests were planted in either an early or a full season maturity trial. These test sites provided a range of growing conditions and production environments.

    Issue: 2018-40
  3. Combine and Semi-truck
    Author(s): Rich Minyo , Author(s): Peter Thomison , Author(s): Allen Geyer

    Results from the 2018 Ohio Corn Performance Test are now available on line at:  http://oardc.osu.edu/corntrials

    Issue: 2018-38
  4. Author(s): Peter Thomison , Author(s): Allen Geyer , Author(s): Rich Minyo

    Leaving corn to dry in the field exposes a crop to unfavorable weather conditions, as well as wildlife damage. A crop with weak plant integrity is more vulnerable to yield losses from stalk lodging and ear drop when weathering conditions occur. Additional losses may occur when ear rots reduce grain quality and can lead to significant dockage when the grain is marketed. Some ear rots produce mycotoxins, which may cause major health problems if fed to livestock.

    Issue: 2018-35
  5. Author(s): Pierce Paul , Author(s): Peter Thomison

    We have received several reports of premature corn kernel sprouting across Ohio. The ear in the picture exhibiting premature sprouting was sampled from one of the Ohio Corn Performance Test plots at the NW Research Station and was associated Trichoderma ear rot. In this particular case, the fungus that causes the ear rot produces compounds that stimulates early germination. However, not all ear rots are commonly associated with premature sprouting. In fact, under the right set of conditions, this phenomenon may occur in perfectly healthy ears, without visual disease symptoms.

    Issue: 2018-33
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