C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Jim Noel

    Growing Season to Last Through September

    There is good news as it appears we will not have an early freeze in Ohio in September.

    Below normal temperatures will be with us to end August and possibly into the first half of September per the NOAA/Climate Prediction Center Week 2 early September temperatures, see attached image.

    Issue: 2019-28
  2. Author(s): Jim Noel

    Above normal temperatures and precipitation will rule July

    Even though it has gotten a little drier recently, the pattern around a big high pressure to the west and south of Ohio favors a warm and humid July with rain chances. However, there will be swings in the the pattern from week to week.

    The first week of July will offer a very warm and humid pattern with increasing rain chances.

    Week 2 will offer a cooler pattern but with continued rain chances.

    Week 3 and 4 will return to above normal temperatures and rainfall near normal.

    Issue: 2019:20
  3. Weather Map
    Author(s): Jim Noel

    Wet conditions into July will impact additional planting but also harvesting crops. This includes wheat and hay.

    There is not much change from last week's thinking. Overall, we expect above normal rainfall for the rest of June and likely into parts of July.

    Rainfall for the next two weeks will average 2-5 inches which are 100-250% of normal. Isolated totals will exceed 6 inches.

    Issue: 2019:18
  4. Author(s): Alexander Lindsey , Author(s): Peter Thomison

    Persistent rains during May and early June have resulted in ponding and saturated soils in many Ohio corn fields and led to questions concerning what impact these conditions will have on corn performance.

    Issue: 2019:17
  5. Author(s): Jim Noel

    After a cool and wet period for April as expected we still expect a turn toward warmer weather for May along with more normal rainfall.

    The outlook for the next two weeks going into early May, rainfall is forecast to average 1-3 inches with normal being 1.75-2.00 inches so we are expecting near normal rainfall on average, see attached image. There will be periods of dry weather and wet weather over the next two weeks.

    Issue: 2019-10
  6. Author(s): Jim Noel

    As discussed last week, we are in a more active weather pattern now that will last the rest of April. We expect a storm system every 3-4 days. Overall, rainfall events will be classified as moderate in nature. But with the high frequency we expect rain for the rest of April to be slightly above normal. As shown on the attached 2-week rainfall graphic, expect 1.5-3 inches of rain for the most part for the rest of April.

    Issue: 2019-09
  7. Author(s): Jim Noel

    It is spring and with it often comes wild swings. This is what we expect for the rest of April 2019.

    Issue: 2019-08
  8. Author(s): Amanda Douridas

    Listen in on Wednesday to the new Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast episode featuring Aaron Wilson, researcher with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Extension. Wilson covers weather conditions as we head into planting and an outlook for the growing season. We also talk about changing weather patterns and what that means for agriculture in Ohio.

    You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher (go.osu.edu/StitcherAFM) or iTunes (go.osu.edu/iTunesAFM). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@AFMPodcast).


    Issue: 2019-07
  9. Author(s): Jim Noel

    Not a lot of great news in the short-term. The wet pattern so far this year is likely to persist into March as an active weather pattern from the Pacific Ocean moves across the U.S. 

    In addition, the temperature gradient is amplified more than normal this late winter into early spring meaning colder north and warmer south. This will help fuel the storms and keep things active. 

    The outlook for March calls for temperatures near or slightly below normal with precipitation above normal. 

    Issue: 2019-05
  10. Author(s): Jim Noel

    The weather and climate pattern has been on a real roller coaster ride and it is expected to continue right into spring.

    Currently, the climate models are struggling to deal with the ocean conditions in the Pacific Ocean. Most models have been forecasting an El Nino this winter into spring and it just has not happened as of this time. In addition, without an El Nino or La Nina going on, this creates greater uncertainty in our weather and climate. It appears this may at least last into early spring.

    Issue: 2019-03