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Ohio Corn: What Causes Variability in Grain Protein Levels?

Ohio Corn: What Causes Variability in Grain Protein Levels?

👤By Alexander Lindsey, Stan Smith, and Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jan 9, 2018

We’ve recently heard comments and questions concerning the varying levels of grain protein levels being found in shelled corn. Some feed companies have reported seeing many samples in the upper 6% and lower 7% protein range this year but there

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Ohio Corn: 5 Considerations for Selecting Hybrids for 2018

Ohio Corn: 5 Considerations for Selecting Hybrids for 2018

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 5, 2017

Hybrid selection is one of the most important management decisions a corn grower makes each year. It’s a decision that warrants a careful comparison of performance data. It should not be made in haste or based on limited data. Planting

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Ohio Corn: How Will Cool Weather Affect Dry Down?

Ohio Corn: How Will Cool Weather Affect Dry Down?

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Sep 12, 2017

The recent cooler than normal temperatures may impact corn drydown. Once corn achieves physiological maturity (when kernels have obtained maximum dry weight and black layer has formed), it will normally dry approximately 3/4 to 1% per day during favorable drying

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Ohio Corn: Are Late Maturing Fields at Risk of Frost Injury?

Ohio Corn: Are Late Maturing Fields at Risk of Frost Injury?

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Sep 12, 2017

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service as of Sept. 10, 69 percent of Ohio’s corn acreage was in the dent stage (R5) compared to 76 percent for the five-year average; 16 percent of the corn acreage was mature, slightly less

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Ohio Corn: Does Tillering Impact Yield?

Ohio Corn: Does Tillering Impact Yield?

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 1, 2017

This year I’ve seen more tillering in corn than normal, and there have been enquiries about the impact of tillers on crop growth. When farmers see extensive tillering in their corn hybrids they often express concern that the tillering will

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Ohio Corn: Assessing the Success or Failure of Pollination

Ohio Corn: Assessing the Success or Failure of Pollination

👤By Peter Thomison and Rich Minyo, Ohio State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Many Ohio corn fields have been subject to excessive rainfall this year. The fields where the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) were planted are no exception. Extraordinary rainfall accumulation has occurred at nearly all OCPT sites. Rainfall accumulations from May

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Ohio: Crops Under Water – What Can You Expect?

Ohio: Crops Under Water – What Can You Expect?

👤By Alexander Lindsey, Mark Sulc, Laura Lindsey, and Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Large rain events seem to be trending this year in many parts of Ohio. These storms tend to last for a very short amount of time, but leave behind a large amount of water (2” or greater in many cases).

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Ohio Corn: Pollination Underway in April Planted Fields

Ohio Corn: Pollination Underway in April Planted Fields

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 11, 2017

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending 7-9-17, 10% of the state’s corn was silking compared to 16% for the 5-year average. Given the wide range in corn planting dates this year, some late planted (corn

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