Ohio Weather: Planting Windows Expected Next 2-3 Weeks

🕔May 14, 2019After a wet spring was forecasted since January, it appeared in April that a window would open in May. The rain total window has; however, the frequency window has not. […]

Ohio: Where Has All the Waterhemp Come From?

🕔May 8, 2019Waterhemp is spreading at a rapid rate, and it’s a considerably more challenging pest than marestail for several reasons.  The question really is – why has waterhemp taken off over […]

Ohio Corn: Getting a Good Start – Planting Depth Can Make a Difference

🕔May 8, 2019Planting depth recommendations for Ohio are 1.5 to 2 inches deep to ensure adequate moisture uptake and seed-soil contact. Deeper planting may be recommended as the season progresses and soils […]

Ohio Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Planted Crops

🕔May 8, 2019Persistent wet weather is likely to push soybean planting into late May-early June in many areas of the state. Late planting reduces the cultural practice options for row spacing, seeding […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Making Late Planting Decisions

🕔May 8, 2019Planting over much of the Midwest is seriously delayed. History suggests the odds have also increased for lower corn yields in 2019 than in 2018, and soybean yields likely will […]

Midwest Corn: Hybrid Maturity Decisions for Delayed Planting

🕔May 6, 2019Delayed planting seasons create a lot of frustrations for everyone involved with planting crops. One of the agronomic questions that comes up when planting is seriously delayed is whether farmers […]

Ohio Soybeans: Burndown Programs Following Wet Weather Delays

🕔May 1, 2019While it’s not terribly late yet, the wet soils and wet forecast could keep most of us out of the fields for a while. The questions about how to deal […]

Ohio Soybeans: 4 Reasons to Inoculate When Switching from Alfalfa

🕔May 1, 2019Alfalfa stands were negatively affected by this winter’s weather. Some farmers may be converting their alfalfa fields to soybean. Does the soybean seed need to be inoculated? While there is […]

Fighting Back Against Pigweed – 6 Best Management Practices

🕔Apr 29, 2019Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, both members of the pigweed family, have become significant threats to crop yields and farm incomes across the Americas. In the U.S., they compete with crops […]

Ohio: It’s All About the Seedbank – Where Has All the Marestail Gone?

🕔Apr 26, 2019For the second year in a row, we are scrounging to find enough marestail at the OARDC Western Ag Station to conduct the research we had planned on this weed. […]

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