C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): JD Bethel

    The 2016 Ohio Soybean Performance Trial yield data is now available online as a pdf: http://stepupsoy.osu.edu/sites/hcs-soy/files/2016%20OCJ_0.pdf Sortable yield data and seed characteristics (seed size, protein, fiber, and oil) will be available in approximately two weeks.

    Issue: 2016-37
  2. Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    The purpose of the Ohio Soybean Performance Trials is to evaluate soybean varieties for yield and other agronomic characteristics. This evaluation gives soybean producers comparative information for selecting the best varieties for their unique production systems.

    Issue: 2015-38
  3. Author(s): Sjoerd Duiker

    (Editors note: The following article is being reissued as it appeared in 2011 when we had a very wet fall. The information in it is still relevant today. Unlike 2011 we have had a nice dry fall when we can actually use tillage when it is needed to alleviate compaction, such as ruts left this summer during spraying or over the previous few years.

    Issue: 2015-35
  4. Author(s): Peter Thomison , Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    Ohio's corn and soybean crops experienced exceptional growing conditions in 2015, including record rainfall in June and July followed by a drier than normal August conditions in many areas. The persistent rains saturated soils and caused localized ponding and flooding. These conditions resulted in root damage and N loss that led to uneven crop growth and development between and within fields. Agronomists often question the value of test plot data when adverse growing conditions severely limit yield potential.

    Issue: 2015-35
  5. Author(s): Dee Jepsen

    This season, farmers are at high risk of having a field fire during corn harvest.

    The conditions present during harvest season include dry plant material and grain dust that are highly combustible.  Hot equipment or engine sparks are great ignition sources.  It is not uncommon for exhaust pipes or catalytic converters to exceed 1,000°F. Add a little wind and there is a perfect opportunity for a field fire.  

    Issue: 2015-32
  6. Author(s): Curtis Young, CCA

    Protecting grain quality and ultimately the economic value of the grain begins long before the first acre is ever harvested.  This pre-harvest activity is to prepare grain harvesting, handling and storage equipment and structures for the soon to be harvested corn and soybeans. 

    Issue: 2015-30
  7. Aerial imagery of 2015 corn and soybeans
    Author(s): John Fulton

    Andrew Klopfenstein, Kaylee Port and Scott Shearer also contributed to this article

    Issue: 2015-29
  8. Author(s): John Fulton

    Kaylee Port was also a contributor to this article

    Issue: 2015-29
  9. soybean pods, photo by Rory Lewandowski
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    To estimate yield, four soybean yield components need to be considered: plants per acre, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seeds per pound (seed size).  A printable worksheet to estimate soybean yield can be found by clicking here.  It is difficult to accurately predict soybean yield because of plant variability and fall weather conditions can influence seed size.  Estimates become more accurate as the growing season progresses. 

    Issue: 2015-26
  10. Author(s): John Fulton

    The end of harvest marks a good time to implement good management practices for yield monitors including taking steps to winterize components.  Yield monitors continue to increase and in most cases are standard options on today’s combines with the yield mapping data being important information for precision agriculture services offered across the agriculture industry.  A good post-harvest combine maintenance plan should include provisions for looking over yield monitor components and possibly storing devices in conditioned locations to reduce warming and cooling cycles potentially generatin

    Issue: 2014-40