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Ohio: Small Grains Field Day, Wooster, June 13

Ohio: Small Grains Field Day, Wooster, June 13

πŸ‘€By Rory Lewandowski, Ohio State University 🕔May 23, 2017

The OARDC Schaffter Farm located at 3240 Oil City Rd., Wooster, will be the host location for the 2017 Small Grains Field Day scheduled for Tuesday, June 13.Β  Registration is now being accepted for the event which runs from 9:30

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Ohio Corn: Will Planting Delays Require Switching Hybrid Maturities?

Ohio Corn: Will Planting Delays Require Switching Hybrid Maturities?

πŸ‘€By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔May 23, 2017

According to the USDA/NASS, for the week ending May 21, corn was 73 percent planted, which was 24 percent ahead of last year and the same as the five-year average.Β  However, persistent rains and saturated soil conditions have resulted in

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Ohio Corn: Delayed Planting Effects on Yield – A ‘Historical’ Perspective

Ohio Corn: Delayed Planting Effects on Yield – A ‘Historical’ Perspective

πŸ‘€By Peter Thomison and Allen Geyer, Ohio State University 🕔May 23, 2017

According to the USDA/NASS, for the week ending May 21, corn was 73 percent planted, which was 24 percent ahead of last year and the same as the five-year average.Β  However, at this time, it is unknown what percent of

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Ohio Wheat: Scab Risk Remains Low, Don’t Forget About Foliar Diseases

Ohio Wheat: Scab Risk Remains Low, Don’t Forget About Foliar Diseases

πŸ‘€By Pierce Paul and Jorge David Salgado, Ohio State University 🕔May 23, 2017

Wheat is now flowering in parts of northern Ohio and will continue to flower over the next weeks of so. According to the FHB forecasting system, the risk for scab is low in central and northern Ohio for fields flowering

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Ohio Corn: Replant Decisions – Tips to Consider

Ohio Corn: Replant Decisions – Tips to Consider

πŸ‘€By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔May 16, 2017

Farmers confronted with poor stands due to excessive soil moisture, freezing temperatures and frosts, fungal seed decay and seedling rots, soil crusting, as well as other problems that affect corn stands, may be considering replanting their fields. Most corn that’s

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Ohio Soybeans: A Perfect Storm for Seedling Issues

Ohio Soybeans: A Perfect Storm for Seedling Issues

πŸ‘€By Anne Dorrance and Mark Loux, Ohio State University 🕔May 16, 2017

Several calls last week with pictures of injured and/or diseased soybean seedlings. For most of these situations we have the following scenario: PPO herbicides (flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, saflufenacil) included as a component of the preplant burn down, fields planted 7 days

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Ohio Corn: ‘Corkscrewed’ Mesocotyl Development Causing Emergence Problems

Ohio Corn: ‘Corkscrewed’ Mesocotyl Development Causing Emergence Problems

πŸ‘€By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔May 16, 2017

Last week I received several reports of abnormal corn emergence. Often the problems were associated with corn seedlings leafing out underground and it’s likely weather and seedbed conditions were responsible for the occurrence of the abnormal growth. Seedlings exhibiting abnormal

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Ohio Corn: Management Practices for Later Planting – Changes to Consider

Ohio Corn: Management Practices for Later Planting – Changes to Consider

πŸ‘€By Peter Thomison and Steve Culman, Ohio State University 🕔May 9, 2017

There was little progress made on corn planting last week due to persistent rains and saturated field conditions. As of Sunday May 7, 46 percent of Ohio’s corn crop was planted – only 4% more than the previous week. Moreover,

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Ohio Soybeans: Adapting Burndown Programs for Large Marestail

Ohio Soybeans: Adapting Burndown Programs for Large Marestail

πŸ‘€By Mark Loux, Ohio State University 🕔May 9, 2017

As a result of the warm winter and early spring, weed growth in no-till fields is ahead of schedule. Fields not treated with burndown herbicides last fall or during the earlier drier period this spring can have some large weeds

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Ohio Corn: How Will Heavy Rain Affect Your Crop?

Ohio Corn: How Will Heavy Rain Affect Your Crop?

πŸ‘€By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔May 2, 2017

Heavy rains over the weekend resulted in saturated soil conditions across much of the state. Excessive rainfall in some areas resulted in localized ponding and flooding of corn. According to the USDA/NASS ,Β “locally heavy amounts fell in Southwest Ohio, drowning

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