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Weather Update: Ample July Precipitation for Most
Summary The precipitation pe ndulum has swung back the other direction for many across the state in July. Figure 1 shows that much of western and central Ohio have picked up more than 150% of normal precipitation, with multiple rounds of showers and storm ...
Defoliation in Soybean and Corn
Starting in July and through August, a number of different insect species (such as beetles and various caterpillars) can feed on corn and soybean leaves. Foliage feeding in corn is almost never economic, though economic damage from silk clipping by beetl ...
2022 Ohio Wheat Performance Test- Results Available Online
Results from the 2022 Ohio Wheat Performance Test are now online by clicking HERE. The purpose of the Ohio Wheat Performance Test is to evaluate wheat varieties, blends, brands, and breeding lines for yield, grain quality, and other important performance ...
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 ...