C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Elizabeth Hawkins


    Issue: 2019-41
  2. Flooded Field
    Author(s): Elizabeth Hawkins , Author(s): John Fulton , Author(s): Aaron Wilson , Author(s): Ben Brown , Author(s): Anne Dorrance

    By: CFAES Ag Crisis Taskforce

    Issue: 2019-39
  3. Corn in Field
    Author(s): Elizabeth Hawkins , Author(s): Jason Hartschuh, CCA

    When the calendar flipped from October to November the weather changed in a big way. Over the next 10 days, temperature predictions are highs in the 40’s and lows in the 20’s. These conditions make it much more difficult to field dry corn creating a need to send high moisture corn to the dryer.

    Issue: 2019-38
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Author(s): Peter Thomison , Author(s): Pierce Paul

    Poor stalk quality is being observed and reported in Ohio corn fields. One of the primary causes of this problem is stalk rot. Corn stalk rot, and consequently, lodging, are the results of several different but interrelated factors. The actual disease, stalk rot, is caused by one or more of several fungi capable of colonizing and disintegrating of the inner tissues of the stalk. The most common members of the stalk rot complex are Gibberella zeae, Colletotrichum graminicola, Stenocarpella maydis and members of the genus Fusarium.

    Issue: 2018-33
  10. Author(s): Alexander Lindsey , Author(s): Stan Smith , Author(s): Peter Thomison

    We’ve recently heard comments and questions concerning the varying levels of grain protein levels being found in shelled corn. Some feed companies have reported seeing many samples in the upper 6% and lower 7% protein range this year but there are reports of levels that are nearly 9%. Some feed mill operations are using 7% as the default value based on this year and last year’s levels. However, in the past, higher grain protein levels (% +2) have been cited for corn. Are the reports of low levels in 2016 and 2017 an anomaly?

    Issue: 2018-01