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  1. ODA Asks Public to Not Plant any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/news/oda-asks-public-not-plant-any-unsolicited-packages-seeds

    Hamilton County is still closed due to the pandemic. If you have seeds to drop off please call our ...

  2. New Crop Staging Videos

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-24/new-crop-staging-videos

    Accurate crop staging is important to time management practices in the field. Many pesticides may have ... Solely using calendar dates to make decisions may lead to suboptimal timing of management practices it ...

  3. Emergency Forages to Plant Mid-Summer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-21/emergency-forages-plant-mid-summer

    autumn. Soil moisture is the big concern for any forage planting now. Much of the state is already seeing ... dry soils and temperatures are high, so the general outlook for seed germination of any kind is not ... considering soil moisture and the rain forecast. Rainfall/soil moisture in the few weeks immediately after ...

  4. Online Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Available for 2020 Expirations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-22/online-pesticide-and-fertilizer-recertification-available-2020

    pesticide and agricultural fertilizer programs are currently available at pested.osu.edu/onlinerecert. ... fertilizer applicators, and $15/credit hour for commercial applicators. Ohio applicators have 90 days after ... Safety Education Program at 614-292-4070. Private pesticide and fertilizer applicators who do not wish to ...

  5. Heat Alert – Farm Workers at Increased Risk this Summer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-23/heat-alert-%E2%80%93-farm-workers-increased-risk-summer

    Outdoor work during these hot summer months adds additional stress to our body’s coolant system. ... can put workers at risk. When our body’s internal temperature cannot cool itself fast enough, our body ... burden our body’s regulatory capacity and place workers at increased risk for heat illnesses. Human skin ...

  6. Research Projects

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/research

    Our research strives to address applied questions related to soil fertility and nutrient ... topics including:  Applied nutrient management (updating fertilizer recommendations, product testing) ... management. We primarily work in agronomic systems and actively engage farmers through on-farm research and ...

  7. Drought Returns to Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-23/drought-returns-ohio

    less than 0.10”. With very little rain and intense evaporation rates (0.25-0.30” per day), soil ... percentile for soil moisture in the top 1 meter (3.3 feet) of the surface. These dry conditions have led to ...

  8. Nicole C. Hoekstra, M.S.

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/people/nicole-c-hoekstra-ms

    Fertility Lab in January of 2017. Her role in the lab is as the Field Operations and Research Manager. In ... and nutrient management project in Midwest hop production that was recently funded by NCR-SARE. In her ... a collaboration studying potassium fertilization in processing tomatoes and is beginning work on a soil fertility ...

  9. Lower First Cutting Hay Yields Being Reported

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-17/lower-first-cutting-hay-yields-being-reported

    first cut yield among forage stands that differed in soil fertility status, cutting management history, ... and age of the stand. Yields were higher where stands were younger, pH and fertility were at ... management and younger stand life improved the ability of the plants to withstand and recover from the ...

  10. Leafhoppers, Grasshoppers, and Beetles, Oh My!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-23/leafhoppers-grasshoppers-and-beetles-oh-my

    approaching 20% on the majority of plants in post-flowering beans.  Download our guide to estimating ... on the watch for silk-clipping, which is rare but possible.  There are no thresholds in corn, but our ... third-cut alfalfa is being heavily impacted by this insect.  You can review our scouting advice for this ...

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