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  1. Wheat Crop Update: The Crop May be Further Along Than You Think

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-11/wheat-crop-update-crop-may-be-further-along-you-think

    The state of the 2014 wheat crop is variable. Some stands look very good while others have several bare patches. Overall, wheat fields on well drained soils and planted shortly after the fly-free date are in good condition, while fields that were wet in t ...

  2. Using Residual Herbicides in Tilled Soybean Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-11/using-residual-herbicides-tilled-soybean-fields

    One of the questions that comes up once a grower decides to kill marestail with tillage instead of burndown herbicides is – does he still need residual herbicides?  The thinking here apparently is that: A) tillage takes care of marestail for this crop yea ...

  3. Now is the Time to Fine Tune Your Sprayer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-11/now-time-fine-tune-your-sprayer

    Higher pesticide costs and new chemicals designed to be used in lower doses make accurate application more important than ever. There is no better time than early spring to take a closer look at your sprayer. Here are some of the things I would check on a ...

  4. Will Planting Delays Require Earlier Maturing Corn Hybrids?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-13/will-planting-delays-require-earlier-maturing-corn-hybrids

    According to the USDA/NASS (http://www.nass.usda.gov/), during the past week Ohio corn acreage planted increased sharply (from 8% for the week ending May 4 to 40% for the week ending May 11). However, in some areas, persistent rain and saturated soil cond ...

  5. Yes, this is a repeat: Temperatures are still cool

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-12/yes-repeat-temperatures-are-still-cool

    Soil temperatures from around the state are finally approaching optimum planning but still on the cool side for soybean.  From the weather stations at the branches, these are the soil temperatures at 2.5 inches, from April 20 and on May 4: County          ...

  6. Weather Update

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-12/weather-update

    May began cooler and wetter than normal as expected. The week of May 5 will start cool but then starting May 7 we will turn warmer than normal. Temperatures will reach into the 70s north and 80s south by Wednesday and Thursday. Outside of scattered light ...

  7. Be Mindful of Bees during Delayed Planting this Season

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-10/be-mindful-bees-during-delayed-planting-season

    (Editor's note: Reed Johnson is the lead author on this article) Beekeepers in Ohio suffered substantial losses of colonies over the exceptionally long and cold winter of 2013-2014.  Here in Wooster we lost more than half of our colonies and beekeepe ...

  8. Have You Evaluated Your Forage Stands?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-10/have-you-evaluated-your-forage-stands

    Two weeks ago Rory Lewandowski wrote an article describing how to evaluate forage stands for winter injury. So our question is, “Have you walked out into your forage stands yet this spring?” If not, you may be in for a rude surprise. The hard freeze this ...

  9. This Week's Weather

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-10/weeks-weather

    The week of April 21-26 will feature temperatures a few degrees above normal with below normal rainfall. Normal highs are in the 60s and normal lows in the 40s for the most part. Normal rainfall is about 0.75 inches. We are also entering the period where ...

  10. Winterkill of Italian Ryegrass Stands

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-10/winterkill-italian-ryegrass-stands

    (Editor's note: John McCormick was also an author on this article) Last week we observed the worst winter injury in Italian and annual ryegrass stands since 2004 when we first began testing this species on an annual basis. We have received several re ...

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