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Get your Waterhemp Populations Screened for Herbicide Resistance
We have been screening a random sample of waterhemp populations for herbicide resistance over the past two years. Herbicides used in the screen include mesotrione, atrazine, 2,4-D, fomesafen, and metolachlor. Results of our research show that it’s possi ...
Now is the Time to Scout for Western Bean Cutworm!
Adult western bean cutworm (WBC) numbers continue to rise for the week ending July 25. Counties currently experiencing high WBC trap counts are primarily located in Northern Ohio (Figure 1). This past week, 11 counties were at the egg mass scouting thresh ...
Southwest Ohio Corn Growers & Fayette County Agronomy Field Day: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
Fayette County is known for its rich heritage in the agricultural industry. What better place for agricultural organizations such as Ohio State University Extension, Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Association, Fayette County Agronomy Club, Fayette County Cha ...
Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer
The month of August provides a window of opportunity for establishing perennial forage stands or filling in seedings made this spring that have gaps. The primary risk with late summer forage seedings is having sufficient moisture for seed germination and ...
2021 Ohio Wheat Performance Test- Results Available Online
Results from the 2021 Ohio Wheat Performance Test are now online at: https://stepupsoy.osu.edu/news/2021-ohio-wheat-performance-test The results will also be available on the OSU Crop Performance Trial website (https://u.osu.edu/perf/) in the next few day ...
Oats as an Alternative Forage
While some parts of Ohio have been rather dry this spring and into summer, other areas have been consistently wet throughout. Either scenario can cause significant problems for grazing and haymaking. If you are looking for alternative forages to either ...
How do cover crops impact field Nitrogen and Phosphorous Losses?
Cover crops are used for a variety of reasons in a crop rotation. Adding cover crops can improve soil structure, retain nutrients, suppress weeds, reduce water and wind erosion, increase soil organic matter and provide forage. The presence of a cover crop ...
Blackpatch of Forage Legumes and Slaframine Intoxication
Recent concerns and management questions have arisen from equine owners and managers about clover slobbers. One of the causes of excessive salivation in horses is a fungal disease of clover, commonly referred to as “blackpatch”. This pathogen infects legu ...