C.O.R.N. Newsletter

  1. Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA

    Despite the rainfall expected across Ohio this week, wheat fields will eventually firm up and the topdressing of nitrogen fertilizer will commence. There is usually a window of time, typically around the last week of March or the first week of April, when wheat fields are firm enough to support manure application equipment. By this date, wheat fields have broken dormancy and are actively pulling moisture and nutrients from the soil.

    Issue: 2018-04
  2. Author(s): Glen Arnold, CCA

    Research on applying liquid livestock manure as a spring top-dress fertilizer to wheat has been ongoing in Ohio for several years. There is usually a window of time, typically around the last week of March or the first week of April, when wheat fields are firm enough to support manure application equipment. The wheat fields have broken dormancy and are actively pulling nutrients from the soil.

    Issue: 2017-06
  3. Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA , Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Steve Culman

    Wheat has already reached green-up across the state so spring nitrogen may be applied anytime fields are fit. Keep in mind that research has shown no yield reduction as long as nitrogen is applied before Feekes GS 7 (two visible nodes).

    Issue: 2017-06
  4. Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Pierce Paul , Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA

    Last year, wheat winter progressed quicker than usual due to warm temperatures. In our Pickaway County trials in 2016, wheat reached Feekes growth stage 6.0 by April 6. This year, with unusually warm temperatures, we may see something similar. Don’t rely on calendar date. Check your fields for growth stage.

    Issue: 2017-05
  5. Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA , Author(s): Laura Lindsey

    Normally we would be concerned about producers applying nitrogen to wheat on frozen ground this time of year. The recent wave of abnormally warm temperatures has removed any frost that was in the ground and suggests that green-up may come sooner than recent years.

    Issue: 2017-04
  6. Purple Wheat
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Alexander Lindsey , Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA , Author(s): Pierce Paul , Author(s): Steve Culman , Author(s): Eric Richer, CCA

    Some farmers in northwest Ohio have noted purple-reddish leaves on their wheat crop (see picture). If your wheat plants turned purple, here are a couple of things to note:

    Issue: 2016-39
  7. Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CCA

    There are three excellent field day opportunities being planned for small grain producers across the state. The three days cover a variety of production issues, nutrient management practices, and small grain uses. Locations are in Pickaway, Wayne and Wood Counties. Be sure to check out the location closest to you! For detailed information visit: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events

    June 1, Pickaway County, On-Farm Wheat Field Day, 19076 Florence Chapel Pike, Circleville at 9 am.

    Issue: 2016-11
  8. Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Mike Estadt

    On June 1, we will be having an on-farm wheat field day in Pickaway County near Circleville at the site of our Ohio Wheat Performance Test and other agronomic wheat trials. Click here for more information.

    Registration is free, but we are requesting registration by Friday, May 20 for lunch count. Lunch will be held at Jackson Township Hall. Please register through the Pickaway County Extension office (740-474-7534 or estadt.3@osu.edu).   

    Issue: 2016-10
  9. Author(s): Steve Culman , Author(s): Anthony Fulford , Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CCA , Author(s): Harold D. Watters, CPAg/CCA , Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA

    Ohio State is looking for farmer cooperators and crop consultants to help conduct on-farm field trials this year. Updating fertilizer recommendations is a major undertaking that will require a collective effort from numerous OSU extension personnel, crop consultants and farmer cooperators. We will be looking specifically at N, P, K and S in corn, soybean and wheat. We hope to collect data from a large number of farms across the state and determine economically-optimum fertilization rates to maximize farmer profitability.

    Issue: 2016-06
  10. Streaming nitrogen on wheat
    Author(s): Ed Lentz, CCA , Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Steve Culman

    In many southern Ohio locations wheat has already reached Feekes Growth Stage 5. This is an ideal time to apply spring nitrogen: plants will soon begin a rapid uptake of N and the potential for N loss will be reduced because of this larger demand. The northern part of the state has begun to green-up and N can be applied as soon as fields are fit for equipment.

    Issue: 2016-06

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