C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Steve Culman

    NutrientStar, an independent evaluator of nutrient management tools, has just released results testing the performance of two web-based tools that provide customized corn nitrogen fertilizer rates: Adapt-N and Climate FieldView. Both tools are available for farmers in Ohio to use for a fee.

    NutrientStar conducted 61 trials over 3 years evaluating Adapt-N and 21 trials over 2 years evaluating FieldView in Ohio. A summary of findings is presented below.

    Summary of Performance of Adapt-N and FieldView Compared to Farmer Normal Practices.

    Issue: 2018-32
  2. Author(s): Madison Campbell , Author(s): Steve Culman , Author(s): Sam Custer , Author(s): David Dugan , Author(s): Dennis Riethman , Author(s): Amanda Bennett , Author(s): Sarah Noggle , Author(s): Chris Bruynis

    Tissue analysis can play an important role in determining if corn and soybean are getting adequate nutrition. Tissue samples can be pulled at various stages of development, but one of the most common times is when crops enter the reproductive stages (R1). Prior to R1, corn and soybean are in a rapid growth phase with very high nutrient uptake over several weeks. Sampling at R1 allows us to determine if their nutrient needs are being met, or if a particular nutrient is deficient. But how important is it that the tissue sampling happen right at flowering?

    Issue: 2018-20
  3. Author(s): Eric Richer, CCA

    Ohio is now seeing full implementation of Ohio’s Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification regulation. The regulation was result of Senate Bill 150, which can be found at http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/905.322 and http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/905.321. The 2014 regulation required farmers to complete a fertilizer certification program if they applied fertilizer to more than 50 acres of land in agricultural production primarily for sale.

    Issue: 2018-05
  4. Fertilizer Spreader
    Author(s): Jeff Stachler

    September 30th is the deadline to receive your Fertilizer Certification. Anyone applying fertilizer to greater than 50 acres must obtain this certification, unless the crop will be feed to livestock or you are only applying start-up fertilizer with the planter.

    Issue: 2017-27
  5. Anhydrous Ammonia Application
    Author(s): Mike Gastier, CCA

    The Erie Basin EERA of OSU Extension will offer Ohio Fertilizer Applicator Certification training at 1:30 pm on August 30, 2017 at Independent Ag located at 4341 Sandhill Rd in Bellevue, OH 44811. The store is visible from US Route 20 between Bellevue and Monroeville. No registration is required and there is no charge for this training. For information call the Huron County Extension Office at 419-668-8219.

    Issue: 2017-27
  6. Author(s): Steve Culman , Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA , Author(s): Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA , Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA , Author(s): Anthony Fulford

    Ohio State is looking for farmer cooperators and crop consultants to help conduct on-farm field trials for the 2017 field season. The 2017 field season will likely be our last year of field trials before Ohio fertilizer recommendations are updated and/or revised. We are looking specifically at N, P, K and S in corn, soybean and wheat. We are collecting data from a large number of farms across the state to determine fertilization rates that maximize farmer profitability.

    Issue: 2017-04
  7. Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA , Author(s): Kevin Elder

     Given the warmer than normal winter and large amounts of rainfall received in areas, some livestock producers will be looking to apply manure in February when farm fields are frozen enough to support application equipment. Permitted farms are not allowed to apply manure in the winter unless it is an extreme emergency, and then movement to other suitable storage is usually the selected alternative. This article is for medium and small livestock operations.

    Issue: 2017-03
  8. Author(s): Mark Badertscher

    The 2017 Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will begin on Tuesday, January 10 at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory. Each session will start at 7:30 am with complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8:00 am. Other sessions will be held on January 24, February 7 and 21.

    Issue: 2016-40
  9. Author(s): Amanda Bennett

    Ohio State University Extension announces a series of four webinars available to producers, Certified Crop Advisers and industry offered throughout January and February 2017. The Corn, Soybean and Wheat Connection series is scheduled to begin on January 24, 2017 and will focus on issues and updates in grain crop production. Each webinar will begin at 7:00 p.m. and can be view at several host sites across the state or from your home computer. Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available each evening at physical locations only.

    Issue: 2016-40
  10. SWCS Logo

    “Important Issues in Soil Health” will be the theme of the SWCS conference on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Der Dutchmen Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Topics include: Soil Infiltration Research, Management Systems Impact on Reactive Phosphorus, Soil Conservation Programs Overview, Evaluating Glyphosate & Reactive Phosphorus, Soil Health Profitability, Soil Health website.

    The public is invited.

    Register by January 12 at http://fabe.osu.edu/OhioSWCS

    Issue: 2016-39