C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Sarah Noggle , Author(s): Alan Sundermeier, CCA

    Decisions, decisions these days.  When it comes to selecting the right cover crop for your farm, there is no one-size-fits-all option. This document is to help those of you new to cover crops with the thoughts, questions, and decisions, one needs to make when selecting cover crops.  Planting cover crops on prevent planting acres protects the soil from further water and wind erosion.

    Issue: 2019-22
  2. This podcast is a series of short interviews with farmers and specialists and solving problems on the farm and how cover crops can be a part of the solutions.

    Issue: 2018-33
  3. Just Do It !!

    Now is an excellent time to improve your soil by planting cover crops.  Leaving soil bare exposes it to erosion and nutrient loss.  Get it covered and protected. 

    Issue: 2018-27
  4. cereal rye cover crop
    Author(s): Mark Loux

    OSU weed scientists are in the process of planning cover crop research, and could use your input. Cover crop use has been on the rise in recent years, most commonly for the preservation of soil, reduction in nutrient loss, and suppression of weeds they can provide. Feedback from this survey will allow us to perform trials that are in line with practices common in the state of Ohio and thus generate more impactful results. Thank you!

    Please take our five second survey!

    Issue: 2018-23
  5. Author(s): Garth Ruff

    Are you interested in learning about cover crops and soil health? If so, consider attending a Soil Health Workshop on March 28th with OSU Extension, NRCS, and Henry SWCD. Jim Hoorman and Alan Sundermier will be presenting a variety of topics including:

    Biology of Soil Compaction

    Economics of Cover Crops

    Keeping Nutrients out of Surface Water

    Managing Grasses and Brassica Cover Crops

    Managing Pests: Voles & Slugs

    Issue: 2018-05
  6. Author(s): Jeff Stachler

    Applying crop nutrients when they are not needed is costly, especially in the current farm economy and harmful to the environment. Conversely, not applying enough fertilizer will cause a reduction in crop yield causing a decrease in profitability.

    Cover crops are important to soil health, but how do you make them work? There are many options, what is the best option for your operation? Is soil health important? These questions along with nutrient management will be addressed at the upcoming meeting entitled: “Improving Your Bottom Line With Nutrients and Cover Crops”.

    Issue: 2018-04
  7. Author(s): Beth Scheckelhoff

    The two-day Soil Health Workshop provides farmers and landowners with an in-depth look at factors that contribute to long-term soil health. Topics discussed in the workshop include an overview of soil biology and ecology, how to select and manage cover crops for your farm, nutrient recycling and water quality, and more. The workshop combines experience and information from USDA-NRCS, the Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District, and OSU Extension. All materials, including the Cover Crops Field Guide, and lunch are included in the registration fee of $10.

    Issue: 2017-40
  8. Author(s): Dean Kreager

    A Cover Crop Field Day will be held in Licking County on Thursday November 16th, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Producers can learn potential benefits of cover crops, including soil quality improvement, erosion control, fertility improvement, and weed suppression.  Management issues such as termination of cover crops will be addressed.  We will have plots displaying seeding utilizing different methods and examples of a few types of cover crops such as cereal rye, oats, turnips, radish, and clover.

    Issue: 2017-37
  9. Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA

    Fall manure application is underway across the state. Livestock producers and commercial manure applicators are applying manure to fields following corn silage harvest and will soon be applying to harvested soybean and corn fields.

    Issue: 2017-32
  10. As soybeans are maturing around Ohio, an opportunity to establish an early cover crop is available.   If a farmer waits until after soybean harvest, then many days of growth are being wasted.

    Issue: 2017-30