C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CCA

    There are three excellent field day opportunities being planned for small grain producers across the state. The three days cover a variety of production issues, nutrient management practices, and small grain uses. Locations are in Pickaway, Wayne and Wood Counties. Be sure to check out the location closest to you! For detailed information visit: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events

    June 1, Pickaway County, On-Farm Wheat Field Day, 19076 Florence Chapel Pike, Circleville at 9 am.

    Issue: 2016-11
  2. Field days are important learning tools
    Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CCA

    Currently 24 field days on a variety of topics are being planned by Agriculture and Natural Resource staff starting June 1 through the fall with locations throughout the state. A complete calendar of dates can be found at https://agcrops.osu.edu/events. Full agendas are still being developed and you will want to check back for registration information along with other details about a month prior to the date.

    Issue: 2016-08
  3. Modified relay intercropping of soybeans into wheat is a very versatile system across many row spacings. Over the past 17 years of intercropping at OSU Unger Farm, three rows spacings have been used. Ten inch spacing was used for the first 15 years, but this period also included three years of 15 inch work. The last two years, twin row wheat has been grown. The variations in row spacing show the flexibility of wheat to respond to various stresses. According to the Ohio Agronomy Guide, as wheat rows increase from 7 inches to 15 inches, yield declines on average by 4 bushels per acre.

    Issue: 2016-07
  4. On August 26th from 10:00 to 11:45 there will be a field day at OSU Extension Unger Farm, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Road, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. We will be reviewing the research that was done in Modified Relay intercropping last year. We will continue with a plot tour looking at our current research projects including seeding rate, and planting date trials. The field day will finish up by looking at our Intercropping equipment and a discussion on weed control.

    Issue: 2015-25
  5. Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI) is the planting of soybeans into standing wheat versus double cropping soybeans that are planted after wheat is harvested. Vyn et al found that relay intercropping of soybeans yielded better than double cropping of soybeans north of I-70 in Indiana. 2014 Ohio research showed a 10 to 25 bushel advantage to MRI over double cropping at OARDC Western and Bucyrus, Ohio respectively. Budgets also show MRI to have $150 gross advantage over other grain operations or a $50 advantage over monocrop soybeans.

    Issue: 2015-09
  6. Author(s): Steve Prochaska , Author(s): Jason Hartschuh, CCA

    Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI) is the planting of soybeans into headed wheat that may occur up to 6 weeks or more prior to wheat harvest; whereas Double Cropping (DC) is the planting of soybeans after wheat harvest.    Vyn et al, found that relay intercropping of soybeans yielded better than double cropping of soybeans north of I - 70 in Indiana (http://www.agry.purdue.edu/staffbio/AY316.pdf).   

    Issue: 2014-39
  7. Author(s): Steve Prochaska , Author(s): Jason Hartschuh, CCA

    Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI) is the planting of soybeans into headed wheat that may occur up to 6 weeks or more prior to wheat harvest.    In the MRI system, two crops, wheat and soybeans are harvested in the same growing season.

    Issue: 2014-38
  8. Twin row wheat with interseeded soybeans just prior to harvest.
    Author(s): Steve Prochaska , Author(s): Jason Hartschuh, CCA

    After 15 years of growing 10 inch row wheat and soybeans in a Modified Relay Intercrop  (MRI) system, this year wheat and soybeans were planted into two different row spacing/ cropping systems. Soybeans were intercropped into wheat (much earlier than in past years – 5/23 at one site) into a twin row system (two 8 inch wheat rows and a 22 inch skip) and a 15 inch row system.

    Issue: 2014-22
  9. Author(s): Steve Prochaska , Author(s): Jason Hartschuh, CCA

    Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI) is the planting of soybeans into standing wheat whereas double crop soybeans are planted after wheat is harvested. Vyn et al, found that relay intercropping of soybeans yielded better than double cropping of soybeans north of I - 70 in Indiana (http://www.agry.purdue.edu/staffbio/AY316.pdf).  In 15 years of replicated trials in North Central Ohio on the MRI system, yields have averaged 76 bu/acre for wheat and 30 bu/acre for soybeans (70 bu/wheat and 54 bushel soybeans in 2013).

    Issue: 2014-11