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Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer
August is the second good window of opportunity of the year for establishing perennial forage stands (spring being the first good planting time). August is also the ideal time for filling in gaps in seedings made this spring. The primary risk with late su ...
Other Corn Ear Abnormalities – when and why do they develop?
Despite many corn acres having reached tasseling, other corn acres are still in rapidly growing stages, mid to late vegetative. Any adverse conditions can still affect the crop through or prior to harvest. Arrested ears ’ occurrence was discussed two week ...
Ohio Farm Custom Rates 2022
Farming is a complex business and many Ohio farmers utilize outside assistance for specific farm-related work. This option is appealing for tasks requiring specialized equipment or technical expertise. Often, having someone else with specialized tools per ...
Lep Monitoring Update WBC Numbers on the Rise, Scouting Recommended
Western Bean Cutworm Western bean cutworm (WBC) numbers have increased in many counties across Ohio from July 11- 17. For the week ending July 17, averages were greater than 7 moths per week and scouting egg masses is recommended in Ashtabula, Defiance, F ...
Soybean Progress and Pod Set Growth Stages
Currently, most soybean fields in Ohio are at the R3 growth stage, meaning there is a pod at least 3/16 inch long (but less than 3/4 inch long) at one of the four uppermost nodes on the main stem with a fully developed leaf. Some late planted fields may s ...
To Spray or Not to Spray…Foliar Products at R3
When should I spray a foliar fungicide? First, consider the disease triangle. For a disease to develop, there must be: 1) a susceptible host (Is your soybean variety resistant or susceptible?), 2) a virulent pathogen (Is there a history of a certain disea ...
Tri-State Precision Agriculture Conference
Registration Fee: $45 (for Pesticide Credits)- Due July 22, 2022 $35 (Without Pesticide Credits)- Due July 22, 2022 $55 For All Late Registration/ Day of the Event Free to all FFA Members Coordinated by: OSU Extension Henry County Tentative Agenda: 8:00 ...
Southwest Ohio Corn Growers & Fayette County Agronomy Field Day: Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
Fayette County will be the place to be on August 16 th, 2022. The Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Association, in conjunction with the Fayette County Agronomy Committee and the Fayette County Extension Office, will hold their annual field day and agronomy plo ...
Crop Water Use in Corn – What Do We Know?
When traveling across the state, many corn fields show well-developed tassels. Hopefully, closer field inspection also finds emerged silks that are needed to pollinate ovules on the developing ears (Figure 1). On July 10, USDA reported 7% of the Ohio Corn ...