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Prospects for “Muddied Corn”
During the past two weeks, flooding and ponding have occurred across Ohio, especially in river bottoms and along streams. In some localized areas, this may have resulted in partial and complete immersion of corn in nearby fields, especially in low spots. ...
Late Harvest and Grain Quality Concerns
Wheat harvest will likely be late again this year. Physiologically, the crop is now ready for harvest in some fields, but will likely not be harvested until the first or second week of July or even later. Late harvest coupled with excessive rainfall mean ...
Saving Soybean Seed for Next Year
Due to wet weather, a few farmers in northwest Ohio have not yet planted soybean. Can this soybean seed be saved and planted next year? 1.) Check with your seed dealer. Your seed dealer may have options available to return seed. Check with your see ...
Wet Weather: Flooding, Poor Nodulation, and Disease Concerns
The forecast for the coming week is for continued rain and in many cases this will fall on already saturated soils across the northern and west central part of the state. This is going to be tough on soybeans. Here is a guide to help differentiate among ...
Still Working on Planting Soybean?
The majority of the soybean acres in Ohio have been planted. (According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 85% of the soybean acres were planted by May 31.) However, even if 5% of the soybean acres are not yet planted, with 5.1 millio ...
Purple and Yellow Corn, What is Going On?
Corn seedlings often turn yellow (due to low nitrogen uptake and/or limited chlorophyll synthesis) or purple (reduced root development) under cool, wet conditions. Some hybrids are more likely to increase anthocyanin (purple pigment) content when plants a ...
Evaluating Soybean Stand
Soybean planting is well underway throughout Ohio. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reported 23% of the soybean acres were planted by May 10 (and many more acres were planted between May 10 and 18) up from 13% at the same time last year. ...
Early-May Wheat Disease Update
The wheat crop in Ohio is now at or just past Feekes 8 (flag leaf emergence), the growth stage at which we usually recommend fungicide application for foliar disease control. However, conditions have been fairly hot and dry over the last 7 to 10 days, slo ...
Control of Insect Pests of Field Crops, Bulletin 545
Control of Insect Pests of Field Crops, Bulletin 545. Gives detailed information on pest control thresholds and insecticide options for management of insects in corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa. 545(1).pdf January, 2011 Corn Insects Soybean Insects Wheat ...