Battle for the Belt: Episode 9
Episode 9 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZUCw2pBRaM In Episode 9, we talk with Dr. Mitch Roth and Dr. Horacio Lopez- Nicora from the Department of Plant Pathology about early season pathogens that cause stand iss ...
Planning Your Winter Annual Cereal Grain Forage Harvest
The greatest challenge with winter annual cereal forages for many producers is managing harvest timing to maximize quality with spring rainfall events that not only delay custom harvesters but also cause your perfectly timed harvest to come to a halt. One ...
May is here, planting considerations for corn and soybean
May is here, and the planting season will speed up with better weather in the coming days/weeks. According to the USDA-NASS report for the week ending 04/23/23, 6% of Ohio’s soybean and 6% of Ohio’s corn acres were planted. Relative to the 5-year average ...
Ohio Victory Gardens Offer Free Seeds
It’s time once again to get your hands dirty and start growing! The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio State University Extension offices are kicking off the fourth year of the Ohio Victory Gardens program. Due to high demand, the program has e ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 4
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Cooler weather remained in place this past week with temperatures running 2-6°F below average. Overall, daily average soil temperatures are slightly warmer than they were last week (Figure 1). Northern locations are hovering ...
On Our Watchlist: Seedcorn Maggot and Alfalfa Weevil
There are two insect pests in particular that we’re wary of at the moment: Seedcorn maggot (in corn and soybean) and alfalfa weevil. Seedcorn maggot is most likely to be a problem in fields where cover crops or other green vegetation has been disked in, ...
Cover Crops Roundtable
Battle for the Belt: Episode 8
Episode 8 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://youtu.be/7e12wChuUrg In Episode 8, we talk with Dr. Shawn Conley, the soybean specialist at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and receive a planting date update from all three of our Battle for ...