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  1. Author(s): Mike Estadt , Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Eric Richer, CCA

    Wheat growers interested in becoming part of a ground-breaking new program in the Great Lakes region must register now, so they don’t lose out on the 2023 opportunity to learn more about their wheat crop and how to hit their yield potential.

    Issue: 2023-02
  2. Soybeans
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Allen Gahler

    Results for the 2022 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials are available for the South Region (Preble and Clinton County): We will continue to update this report as additional locations are harvested.

    Issue: 2022-36
  3. Growing Wheat
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Kelley Tilmon , Author(s): Pierce Paul , Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA , Author(s): Eric Richer, CCA

    Now that we’ve entered September, wheat planting is just around the corner. It can be tempting to plant wheat before your county’s Hessian fly-safe date (Figure 1); however, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the fly-safe date. Planting before the fly-safe date increases the risk of insect and disease problems including Hessian fly and aphids carrying Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus.

    Issue: 2022 - 30
  4. Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Matthew Hankinson

    Results from the 2022 Ohio Wheat Performance Test are now online by clicking HERE.

    Issue: 2022-24
  5. Author(s): Mark Sulc , Author(s): Bill Weiss

    Some producers may be considering planting a supplemental forage crop after winter wheat grain harvest for various reasons. Some areas of the state are becoming very dry. In many areas, the wet weather this spring resulted in ample forage supply, but good to high-quality forage is in short supply because of the wet weather that delayed harvesting until the crop was mature, or it resulted in rained-on hay that lowered quality.

    Issue: 2022-20
  6. Wheat field
    Author(s): Eric Richer, CCA , Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Mike Estadt

    The National Wheat Yield Contest was created in 2015 by the National Wheat Foundation to promote new ideas and experimentation for wheat production, enable knowledge transfer between growers and identify top wheat producers in each state.  Since its short inception, Ohio has had good participation in the national contest, ranking second in entries in 2021 to Kansas. While your wheat crop may not be looking quite as good as it did in 2021, we encourage producers to improve their knowledge of wheat production as a result of participating in the 2022 contest.

    Issue: 2022-09
  7. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    Between planting in the fall and Feekes 4 growth stage (beginning of erect growth) in the spring, winter wheat is vulnerable to environmental stress such as saturated soils and freeze-thaw cycles that cause soil heaving. All of which may lead to substantial stand reduction, and consequently, low grain yield. This year, many areas of Ohio have been wet and wheat plants look poor. However, a stand that looks thin in the spring does not always correspond to low grain yield.

    Issue: 2022-07
  8. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    Is spring wheat an option for Ohio farmers? Yes, we can grow spring wheat in Ohio, but spring wheat yield will be significantly lower than winter wheat yield.

    Issue: 2022-06
  9. Whether it’s been a while since you’ve grown wheat or been a while since you have evaluated a wheat field, it is time to freshen up on how to do so. Even if you’re considering growing wheat for the first time, this event will get you started off on the right foot.

    Issue: 2022-05
  10. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    In general, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the fly-free safe date. When wheat is planted more than 10-days after the fly-free safe date, there is an increased chance of reduced fall growth and reduced winterhardiness. The effect of planting date on wheat yield is shown in Figure 6-2 of the Ohio Agronomy Guide.

    Issue: 2021-35