C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Erdal Ozkan

    This is a busy time of year for many farmers, but taking time to winterize your sprayer now can payoff in avoiding problems next spring.  Without proper winterizing before the temperature falls below freezing, you could end up with a pump that is cracked and/or not working at its full capacity.  Here are some important things you need to do with your sprayer this time of the year.

    Rinsing

    Issue: 2018-36
  2. Author(s): Erdal Ozkan

    It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches, you will be wise to give your sprayer a little bit of TLC (Tender Loving Care) these days. Yes this is still a busy time of the year for some of you, but don’t delay winterizing your sprayer too long if you already have not done so. You don’t want a pump that is cracked and/or not working at its full capacity because you did not properly winterize it before the temperature falls below freezing.

    Issue: 2017-37
  3. Author(s): Erdal Ozkan
    Issue: 2017-07
  4. Weed Control Program Flyer
    Author(s): Tony Nye

    Learn to control problem weeds such as Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed, waterhemp, and marestail. Erdal Ozkan, OSU Spray Technologies Specialist, and Mark Loux, OSU Weed Scientist, will be discussing nozzle selection and best management practices at an upcoming weed management program Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Expo Building. This program, with the help of Crop Production Services, Midland Branch, is free and open to anyone wanting to get the latest strategies for weed control.

    Issue: 2016-39
  5. Author(s): Eric Romich

    Farmers have long explored options to provide energy savings associated with their agricultural operations. Ohio State University and the Ohio Soybean Council have partnered to provide research-based data driven tools to help Ohio farmers assess and navigate various energy infrastructure investment options for their farm. Specifically, the project team is interested in learning more about your experience and interest in extending natural gas lines to service your farm.

    Issue: 2016-39
  6. Author(s): Anne Dorrance , Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Peter Thomison , Author(s): Andy Michel , Author(s): Mark Loux

    Tillage is a tool for managing many things that can go wrong on a given field. It breaks compaction (if done at the right soil moisture), improves drainage (again if done at the right soil moisture), and manages inoculum loads from residue borne insects and pathogens that impact corn, soybean, and wheat. Just like pesticides and fertilizers – too much tillage also can bring another set of problems, a compacted plow layer, but more importantly, soil erosion. With any agronomic practice, including tillage, there are benefits and drawbacks.

    Issue: 2016-38
  7. Author(s): Erdal Ozkan

    It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. To avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches in the spring, it would be wise to give your sprayer a little bit of TLC (Tender Loving Care) this fall. Although this isa busy time of year, taking time to winterize your sprayer before temperatures fall below freezing will allow you to avoid issues such as cracked pumps, or pumps that cannot work at full capacity. Here are some important things you need to do with your sprayer this time of the year.

    Issue: 2016-35
  8. Author(s): John Fulton , Author(s): Kaylee Port

    Transparency and Consistency” is this weeks principle covered for the installment of “The Big Data Confusion.” The Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data states that:

    Issue: 2016-09
  9. Author(s): Mark Loux

    One of the questions that has come up repeatedly over the past year or so concerns the appropriate order of vertical tillage versus herbicide application in the spring. Two general principles guide our thinking on this issue: 1) if possible, foliar burndown herbicides should be applied to undisturbed weeds that are not partially or fully covered with soil; and 2) residual herbicides should left on the surface undisturbed by tillage (allowing rain to move herbicide into the soil) following application unless that tillage will uniformly mix herbicide with the upper couple inches of soil.

    Issue: 2016-07