C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Dennis Riethman

    A three-hour fertilizer certification program will be held in Celina for any private or commercial applicator who needs to obtain fertilizer certification for the first time.  This training will be held at the Tri-Star Career Compact, 7655 St. Rt. 703, Celina, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 11.  The class will begin at 1:00 and end at 4:00 pm.  There is a $30 class fee payable to OSU Extension for this training.

    Issue: 2020-05
  2. Author(s): Mark Badertscher , Author(s): Wayne Dellinger

    A three-hour fertilizer certification program will be held in Richwood for any private or commercial applicator who needs to obtain fertilizer certification for the first time.  This training will be held at Richwood Marketing, 15 E. Ottawa Street, Richwood, Ohio on Wednesday, February 12.  The class will begin at 1:00 and end at 4:00 pm.  There is a $30 class fee payable to OSU Extension for this training.

    Issue: 2020-03
  3. Tractor
    Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture is rolling out the H2Ohio plan this month at eight meetings in the Maumee River Watershed. Farmers living in the following 14 northwest Ohio counties will be eligible to apply for funds at their local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) starting this week: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood. Soil and water Conservation Districts will be the first contact for farmers interested in the available funding.

    Issue: 2020-03
  4. 2019 eFields Report
    Author(s): Elizabeth Hawkins , Author(s): John Fulton

    The 2019 eFields Research Report is now available online or in a hardcopy version.  2019 was a challenging year for many farmers including the eFields team but despite the challenges, the team was able to grow. The 2019 report covers 88 on-farm, field scale trials conducted in 30 Ohio counties. and provides information on a variety of topics including new studies.  Here is a list of some of the 2019 study topics and pages you can read about their results:

    Issue: 2020-02
  5. Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA

    There have been a few phone calls from farmers calling about needing to get their fertilizer license in order to receive or spread poultry litter. This has been the law in Ohio for several years since Senate Bill 1 was passed. Any farmer handling, receiving, or applying poultry litter (or any other manure) from a permitted farm in Ohio must have either a fertilizer license or a Certified Livestock Manager certificate or be a Certified Crop Advisor. Most poultry farms in Ohio are permitted so nearly all the poultry litter available to farmers is from permitted farms.

    Issue: 2019-06
  6. Author(s): Jeff Stachler

    Have you gotten your Fertilizer Applicator Certification, yet?  Do you apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of crops that you sell?  Do you side-dress your corn and farm more than 50 acres?  Yes, that last point could be the “tipper”!  Even if you farm only 50 acres and usually split that across two or three crops, what about the year – for whatever reason – that you plant all corn??  Yep, when it’s time to side-dress that corn, you’re “got”!!

    Issue: 2019-06
  7. Author(s): Chris Zoller

    Do you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of land on crops grown primarily for sale?  If so, the Ohio Department of Agriculture requires that you complete a three-hour fertilizer certification training.  Even if you apply fertilizer to less than 50 acres and/or feed all of your crops to livestock, you are encouraged to become certified.  The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will conduct a fertilizer certification class for anyone who is not certified.  This is NOT for recertification.  The training will be held April 9 at 7 pm at the Commun

    Issue: 2019-06
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    Issue: 2018-41
  9. The 2019 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 14th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie.  A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a marketing update from Cargill and Sunrise Cooperative at 8:30 a.m.  At 9 a.m.

    Issue: 2018-39