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  1. Lep Monitoring Network Update – True Armyworm vs Fall Armyworm, Trap Count Updates

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-15/lep-monitoring-network-update-%E2%80%93-true-armyworm-vs-fall-armyworm

    armyworms arrive earlier and are more of a concern in the spring. Right now, the numbers in our true ... scouting of small grains is encouraged—see our true armyworm fact sheet for further instructions:  ... are currently in our fourth week of monitoring for the black cutworm (monitoring from May 16 – 22).  ...

  2. Alfalfa Continues to Mature

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/alfalfa-continues-mature

    Alfalfa stands across Ohio continued to mature in the past week despite our cooler temperatures ... acceptable for classes of livestock with lower nutrient demands. Below is an updated table with the most ...

  3. Soil Health Workshop Series in Kenton

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-07/soil-health-workshop-series-kenton

    workshop will be April 4th from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, with topics ranging from soil ecology and nutrient ... the morning. In the afternoon, topics on keeping nutrients in the soil and getting started with cover ... A series of Soil Health Workshops will be held on April 4th (Beginner) and April 6th (Advanced) at ...

  4. CFAES Ag Weather System 2022 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Update 5)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-12/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2022-near-surface-air-and-soil

    a return to normal conditions over the weekend. Soil temperatures responded similarly, with two- and ... red), two-inch (green) and four-inch (blue) soil temperatures for spring 2022. Current daily average ... soil temperatures are noted for each location. Soil type and location of measurements (under sod or ...

  5. Soil Crusting Considerations for Corn and Soybean

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/soil-crusting-considerations-corn-and-soybean

    have been already planted, recent precipitation and warmer days ahead can build conditions for soil ... crusting. When heavy rains occur after planting, soil crusting can become a concern, inducing a shallow hard ... layer on the soil surface that forms due to rapid drying (e.g., warm days and wind). Conditions prone to ...

  6. Soybean Planting Progress, Emergence, and Misconceptions

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/soybean-planting-progress-emergence-and-misconceptions

    soybeans. Recent research has shown planter downforce did not impact grain yield regardless of tillage, soil ... differences. Additional research has shown no difference between random drop and precision planting until ... seed size on emergence is dependent on soil texture, planting depth and environmental conditions from ...

  7. Alfalfa is Ready to Harvest in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/alfalfa-ready-harvest-ohio

    Harvesting when the soil is too wet and soft will do non-reversible compaction damage to the stand and will ...

  8. Forage Harvest Management to Speed Drying and Store High Quality Forage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/forage-harvest-management-speed-drying-and-store-high-quality

    that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has long-lasting effects on ... narrow windrows to allow more ground exposure to sunlight for a short time, and then once the soil has ... forage is 40 to 60% moisture to avoid excessive leaf loss. Research studies and experience have proven ...

  9. CFAES Ag Weather System 2022 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Update 4)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-11/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2022-near-surface-air-and-soil

      Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed red), two-inch (green) and four-inch (blue) soil ... temperatures for spring 2022. Current daily average soil temperatures are noted for each location. Soil type ... and location of measurements (under sod or bare soil) are provided in the lower right corner of each ...

  10. Harvest Timing Affects Winter Annual Forage Yield and Quality

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-11/harvest-timing-affects-winter-annual-forage-yield-and-quality

    The greatest challenge with winter annual cereal forages for many producers is managing harvest ... forage. Diversifying to multiple species is one of the best risk management practices. Planted on the same ... the Ohio State University agricultural research stations in Fremont and Jackson Ohio, allowing us to ...

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