C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Mike Gastier, CCA

    Join OSU Extension on Tuesday,  January 31, 2017 as we present a hands-on, intensive soybean management workshop that may help Ohio growers become more profitable soybean producers.  This workshop deals with all management aspects of soybean production and will feature Dr. Laura Lindsey, Soybean/Wheat Extension Specialist; Dr. Kelley Tilmon, Field Crop Extension Entomologist;  Dr. Steve Culman, Soil Fertility Extension Specialist, and Dr. Anne Dorrance, Field Crop Extension Pathologist.

    Issue: 2017-1
  2. 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
  3. Harvesting Soybeans
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    The results of the 2016 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials are now available online at: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/soy2016/. The online results includes sortable tables, soybean physical characteristics (plant height and seed size), and seed quality (protein, oil, and fiber).

    Issue: 2016-39
  4. Author(s): Mark Loux , Author(s): Bill Johnson

    As everyone has probably heard by now, there is finally a federal label for the use of a dicamba product, XtendiMax, on dicamba-resistant (Xtend) soybeans, such as it may be. We cover some of the highlights from the label here and in part II, some additional thoughts on what it all means.

    Issue: 2016-38
  5. 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
  6. Author(s): Anne Dorrance , Author(s): Andy Michel

    Poor seed quality from Phomopsis/Diaporthe, purplish colored seed, and seed coat mottling were reported over the past few weeks from a few fields.  These are more critical for our food grade and seed producers but to date should not affect feed quality.  These fungi have not been reported to this extent in Ohio for some time.  I will comment on the problems from fungi here today.

    Issue: 2016-34
  7. Author(s): Mark Badertscher

    Are you thinking about switching to no-till and have some questions you need answered before taking the leap?  Maybe you‘ve been planting no-till soybeans for years and are thinking about adapting this practice to corn.  Adopting no-till requires understanding how it affects drainage, soil structure, organic matter, weed control, and the application of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, all of which influence both yields and environmental impacts.

    Issue: 2016-26
  8. The primary causes of grain spoilage during storage are excess moisture and high temperature. However, insects can infest any grain that is not handled properly or that is stored longer than 6 months. Damage from weevils or other stored grain insects can be costly. Unfortunately, they often are discovered when grain is being taken out of the bin. At that point, the damage has been done and there are few control options.

    Issue: 2016-26
  9. Author(s): Anne Dorrance

    Sudden death syndrome.  I was scouting the sudden death syndrome study and symptoms have started.  And due to the calls I am getting it is also in some producer’s fields.  Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is a fungal disease of soybean and is limited to a few locations in Ohio.  Interestingly, these fields where SDS occurs in Ohio, also have high SCN populations.  These two culprits often appear together.  The fungus is now called Fusarium virguliforme and colonizes the tap root and roots so they turn dark in color.  After the rains last week, it may be possible to obse

    Issue: 2016-26
  10. Author(s): Anne Dorrance

    Late reports of frogeye developing on susceptible cultivars in southern Ohio.  So the next question is what to do.  During 2005-2008, we were able to measure a mean difference in yield of 5 to 10 bu/A when soybeans were treated at R3 in fields where frogeye was present.  We have also been able to measure a greater yield difference on highly susceptible varieties when frogeye was present during the early flowering stages.  However, last year, when frogeye was less than 1 spot per 40’ on a moderately susceptible variety, and the conditions were very dry and warm over the next 2 weeks, we coul

    Issue: 2016-24