C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Author(s): Cindy Folck

    Recognizing weather conditions that could cause inversions is important when using certain herbicides in corn and soybeans. On December 14, join a discussion about recognizing inversions as well as ways to improve communication between farmers growing sensitive crops and pesticide applicators.

    Issue: 2018-39
  8. Author(s): Jim Noel

    We have had a few weeks of colder and drier overall weather after the very warm start to October. We expect dry weather through this Thursday except for a few lake effect showers in northeast Ohio about the middle of the week.

    Issue: 2018-36
  9. Author(s): Jim Noel

    After a very wet September across all but northwest Ohio in the Maumee River basin, we can expect more of the same in October. September saw some locations in the top 5 wettest on record for Ohio like Columbus and Dayton.

    Issue: 2018-33
  10. Author(s): Jim Noel

    There is no change from last week as an overall wetter than normal pattern will persist into the October harvest season.

    The one thing that has changed is that temperatures after last week's hot weather do not look as warm into October. Temperatures are now more likely to be normal or maybe a degree above normal.

    It still looks like the first freeze is on track with a near normal arrival. Most places tend to be in the October 10-20 range in Ohio from northwest to south.

    Issue: 2018-32

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