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C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles

  1. Author(s): Boden Fisher , Author(s): Bruce Clevenger, CCA

    With Ohioans nearing completion of the harvest season for grain crops, producers throughout the state are also working to finish post-harvest field operations such as fertilization, herbicide and manure applications, and fall tillage. Once these operations are completed fields will receive little traffic in the coming months, until preparation for planting begins in early spring.

    Issue: 2020-39
  2. Author(s): Larry Brown

    The 2020 Overholt Drainage School will be held March 9-12 at the Fairfield County Agricultural Center (831 College Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130).  This year’s program includes the following topics: Agricultural Subsurface Drainage: System Design, Layout and Installation; Drainage Water Management: Controlled Drainage System Design, Layout and Installation; Applications for Water Management, Drainage Water Harvesting; and Water Quality Improvement Practices for Midwest Agricultural Drainage.

    Issue: 2020-04
  3. Author(s): Larry Brown

    The Overholt Drainage School will be March 13-17. The school will be held at the Beck’s London Facility, London, Ohio.

    Issue: 2017-05
  4. Author(s): Anne Dorrance , Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Peter Thomison , Author(s): Andy Michel , Author(s): Mark Loux

    Tillage is a tool for managing many things that can go wrong on a given field. It breaks compaction (if done at the right soil moisture), improves drainage (again if done at the right soil moisture), and manages inoculum loads from residue borne insects and pathogens that impact corn, soybean, and wheat. Just like pesticides and fertilizers – too much tillage also can bring another set of problems, a compacted plow layer, but more importantly, soil erosion. With any agronomic practice, including tillage, there are benefits and drawbacks.

    Issue: 2016-38
  5. Drainage
    Author(s): Larry Brown , Author(s): Norman Fausey

    Drainage Water Management (DWMgt) is first and foremost an environmental protection practice intended to reduce nutrient delivery to streams, ditches, streams and lakes. However, DWMgt may have some production benefits, but it is not primarily a production practice. Non-growing season (winter) management is essential to realize the environmental benefits. A much greater level of management is needed for crop production benefits than for environmental benefits. Our suggested maximum target outlet water levels settings are illustrated in Figure 1.

    Issue: 2015-39
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