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  1. Plant Forage Stands as Soon as Feasible

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-10/plant-forage-stands-soon-feasible

    (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages).  Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa it should be 6.5 – 6.8. ... for successful perennial forage establishment. Check now to make sure soil pH and fertility are in the ... recommended ranges.  Follow the Tri-state Soil Fertility Recommendations ...

  2. 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).  ...

  3. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/SAG-11

    benefits from tilled soils due to the release of nutrients from soil organic matter. Tilling the soil ... residues and releases nutrients. Every one percent soil organic matter holds 1,000 pounds of nitrogen. ... time. Thus, tillage results in poor soil structure and declining soil productivity. Long-term research ...

  4. Establishing Early Successional Habitat for Wildlife

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/w-23

    Panicum virgatum 3 to 7 feet Tolerates poorly drained and low fertility soils, occasional flooding, and ... fertilizers and can grow in low fertility soils. Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans 3 to 6 feet Growth begins ... the area to plant, take a soil sample to determine present nutrient levels and the need for additional ...

  5. Soil Health Analysis Sample Submission Portal

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/node/164

    We have temporarily suspended our soil health testing services until further notice. We sincerely ... Ala Carte Analyses? POXC Respiration Soil Protein Nutrient Analysis Nitrate and Ammonium (2M KCl) ... Total C and N Aggregate Stability- Wet Sieving Are your soils already processed per our requirements? ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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