C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Anne Dorrance , Author(s): Pierce Paul

    These warm days have the engines warming for an early planting but the soil temperatures from around the state are highly variable and still on the cool side.  From the weather stations at the branches, these are the soil temperatures at 2.5 inches, from March 21:


    Research Branch

    Temperature (F)


    Issue: 2016-06
  2. Soybean cyst nematodes
    Author(s): Anne Dorrance

    These fluctuating temperatures that we have had this spring where we go from snow days to short days provides some opportunities to get the crews out and enjoy some nice weather.  Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematode is fine to do in the spring, especially in years where the ground thaws early. 

    It is becoming increasingly important in Ohio to know your numbers.  Sounds like a cholesterol warning doesn’t it?  In the case of SCN, less than 500 eggs per cup of soil and keeping it under 1,000 is what we need to shoot for on some fields.  Non-detectable levels are like gold.

    Issue: 2016-06
  3. Author(s): Mark Loux

    LibertyLink soybeans are finally starting to get the use in Ohio that they deserve.  Use of the LibertyLink system accomplishes several things - resolving current herbicide-resistant weed problems and reducing the emphasis on glyphosate use that continues to drive the development of resistant weed populations.  Our primary glyphosate weed problems in the state are still marestail, giant ragweed, and common ragweed.  Waterhemp problems are slowly increasing and Palmer amaranth is showing up here and there.  Glyphosate resistance in these species often occurs in conjunction with site 2 resist

    Issue: 2016-05
  4. Soybean
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    As I travelled the state this winter, the same question came up, “What’s limiting soybean yield?  No matter what I do, I get the same soybean yield every year.”

    Issue: 2016-05
  5. Author(s): Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA , Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    While we are interested in improving yield of Ohio crops, we also are reluctant to recommend practices that cost time and money and are not likely to be of assistance. From several on-farm trials conducted by OSU Extension professionals over the years, we see no value in applying sugar to our Ohio row crops.

    Issue: 2016-04
  6. Author(s): Jeff Stachler , Author(s): Tony Nye , Author(s): Rob Leeds

    Looking for ways to maximize soybean yield and profit?  Attend one of the 2016 Ohio Intensive Soybean Management Workshops offered by The Ohio State University Extension.  This workshop will be hands on and open to producers and agricultural professionals.  The workshop is occurring at three locations:

    1.       February 9, 2016:  Clinton County Extension Community Room, 111 S. Nelson Ave., Wilmington

    2.       February 24, 2016:  Evolution Ag, 13275 U.S. Rt. 42, Plain City

    Issue: 2016-02
  7. Author(s): Pierce Paul

    Two Agronomy Workshops will be held February 15 and 16, 2016 at Selby Hall on the Ohio State University OARDC Wooster campus from 8:30 to 3:45.

    Field Crops Management 201 – a basic to general look at the topics
    Field Crops Management 401 – builds on day one to more advanced levels

    The program will include coffee and donuts at the registration - then lunch, breaks, handouts and recertification credits for Pesticide Education and CCA-CEUs.

    Issue: 2015-40
  8. Author(s): Eric Richer, CCA

    The annual Northwest Ohio Corn-Soybean Day will be held on Friday, January 22 at Founders Hall on the campus of Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio.  Registration will begin at 8:30 am with donuts and coffee available as you visit exhibitors. 

    Issue: 2015-40
  9. Author(s): Mark Badertscher

    The 2016 Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will begin on Tuesday, January 5 at the Plaza Inn in Mt.

    Issue: 2015-40
  10. Author(s): John Barker

    The 2016 Central Ohio Agronomy School will be held on Monday evenings, beginning on Monday January 25 through Monday February 29, from 6:30 –9:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Ag Services Building, 1025 Harcourt Rd., Mt.

    Issue: 2015-40