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  1. Don’t leave your fields naked if taking the prevent plant option on corn and soybean ground – Farms underwater won’t have a choice but farmers still have options.

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/201918/don%E2%80%99t-leave-your-fields-naked-if-taking-prevent-plant-option-corn

    to reduce soil erosion and compaction, capture nutrients, fix nitrogen, suppress weeds, moderate soil ... come. Soil erosion on bare soil can occur even on flat fields. Therefore, make a plan to prevent planted ... fields: control weeds first to prevent seed set, if the soil surface is uneven, then tillage should only be done ...

  2. Evaluating the Effects of NZone Max on Corn Nitrogen Efficiency in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/201918/evaluating-effects-nzone-max-corn-nitrogen-efficiency-ohio

    (75%). Continuous corn was planted each year in the same field over three years. Soil was sampled for NO ... yield at harvest. NZone Max had minimal effects on the retention of NH 4 in the soil. Out of the 60 ... total comparisons (3 years, 5 stages, 2 depths, 2 N rates), both soil NO 3 and NH 4 were equally likely ...

  3. Considerations for Using Soybeans as a Cover Crop

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-21/considerations-using-soybeans-cover-crop

    other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement is planted at the recommended seeding rate, ... purposes related to conservation or soil improvement. To optimize the use of soybean as a cover crop, ...

  4. Western Bean Cutworm: Numbers Starting to Increase

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-22/western-bean-cutworm-numbers-starting-increase

    for week ending July 13 th, 2019. Scouting and management. Check pre-tassel corn approaching tassel ...

  5. Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/201920/western-bean-cutworm-monitoring

    (blue), 2017 (red), 2018 (green) and 2019 (purple). More information on our trapping summary for the 2018 ... https://aginsects.osu.edu/sites/aginsects/files/imce/Trapping%20summary%202018%20AGINSECTS.pdf Further information on WBC can be found in our fact sheet: ... http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-40 and a free article in the  Journal of Integrated Pest Management ...

  6. For Head Scab & Yield-Don’t Delay Wheat Harvest (Well…If the weather cooperates)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/201918/head-scab-yield-don%E2%80%99t-delay-wheat-harvest-well%E2%80%A6if-weather

    harvester to blow out scabby, lightweight grain. Our research showed that 5-10% of scab can be managed ... (unlike our 2016 study). Pre-harvest sprout, Fusarium-damaged kernels (FDK), and vomitoxin were not ... So, if you do see higher levels of scab in your field this year than we saw during our study, you will ...

  7. Is your corn leaning?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/201918/your-corn-leaning

    symptoms are often leaning or lodged. Affected corn plants may only be anchored in the soil by seminal ... blunt, and unanchored to the soil. Rootless corn problems are usually caused by weather-related ... environmental factors. These include shallow plantings, hot, dry surface soils, compacted soils, and loose or ...

  8. Wet Weather and Soybean Stand

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/201919/wet-weather-and-soybean-stand

    Saturated soils after soybean planting can cause uneven emergence and stand reductions of varying ... plant stand. Saturated Soil Prior to Germination: While soil moisture is necessary for germination, ... soybean seeds will not germinate when soils are saturated because oxygen is limiting. Saturated Soil ...

  9. John Armstrong

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/people/john-armstrong

    John Armstrong Secretary/Manager Ohio Seed Improvement Association ...

  10. The Haney Test for Soil Health

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-07/haney-test-soil-health

    on the soil health report need to relate to how much of the fertilizer nutrient is needed to achieve ... of soil nutrients are available to soil microbes.  This test also evaluates soil health indicators ... between different site management practices.   The goal is to improve the soil health score by utilizing ...

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