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Ohio Corn: Hail Injury Depends on Development Stage

Ohio Corn: Hail Injury Depends on Development Stage

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

The impact of hail damage is largely dependent on corn’s stage of development. Hail affects yield primarily by reducing stands and defoliating plants. Most of the hail damage results from defoliation. Generally, the corn plant is little affected by hail

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Ohio Corn: Is Yield Jeopardized When Replants Result in Excessive Stands?

Ohio Corn: Is Yield Jeopardized When Replants Result in Excessive Stands?

👤By Peter Thomison and Mark Loux, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

When widespread replanting occurs as it did this year, situations arise in which the original corn planting is not entirely killed and competes with the replanted corn. To make room for a replant, several herbicide treatments are recommended and these

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Ohio Corn: Determination of Ear Size Well Underway

Ohio Corn: Determination of Ear Size Well Underway

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

During the past two weeks, corn has “exploded” in growth in many Ohio fields. Under favorable growing conditions corn plants can grow nearly three inches per day between V8 (i.e., the eight leaf collar stage) and V15. However, there is

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Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

👤By Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

European corn borer (ECB) was once our most important corn insect, but its population has decreased over the past 20 years, likely due to Bt-corn that provides excellent protection. For this and other various reasons, many farms have switched to

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Ohio: 3 Extension Field Days in July

Ohio: 3 Extension Field Days in July

👤By Harold Watters, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 20, 2017

It has been an interesting spring. Have questions? We may have the answers; we certainly want to have a discussion. Come to one or all three field days in July. Put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.

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Ohio Alfalfa: Potato Leaf Hoppers Reaching High Levels

Ohio Alfalfa: Potato Leaf Hoppers Reaching High Levels

👤By Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, and Mark Sulc, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 20, 2017

We have heard of and observed increasing potato leaf hopper (PLH) damage in many areas across OH last week. PLH feed similar to aphids, by piercing and sucking on plants causing stunting, thinning and yellowing of alfalfa, often called hopperburn.

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Ohio Soybeans: Applying Manure to Double-Crop Fields

Ohio Soybeans: Applying Manure to Double-Crop Fields

👤By Glen Arnold, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Wheat fields will be harvested in Ohio over the next 10 days and many farmers will plant double-crop soybeans. In recent years there has been more interest from livestock producers in applying manure to newly planted soybeans to provide moisture

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Ohio Corn: Using Accumulated Heat Units to Predict Leaf Development

Ohio Corn: Using Accumulated Heat Units to Predict Leaf Development

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 13, 2017

When estimating yield losses in corn due to hail, frost, and other types of plant injury, it’s essential to establish the stage of plant growth at the time damage occurred. It’s also important to know corn stage of development in

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Ohio: Weather Expected to Shift to Warmer, Drier

Ohio: Weather Expected to Shift to Warmer, Drier

👤By Jim Noel, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

A pattern change appears underway. We are heading into a summer type pattern that continues to evolve as we speak. This will mean a transition to warmer weather with rainfall becoming much more scattered and sporadic. Some areas will still

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Ohio: Wet Planting Season Means Compaction Issues – Side-Wall and Pinch Row

Ohio: Wet Planting Season Means Compaction Issues – Side-Wall and Pinch Row

👤By John Fulton, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

2017 has been a “wet” spring for planting which also can cause compaction issues; side-wall and pinch-row compaction. Compaction of any kind can lead to emergence issues and possible yield loss. Identifying compaction is the first step in understanding the

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