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  1. Potential for Nitrate Problems in Drought Stressed Corn

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-28/potential-nitrate-problems-drought-stressed-corn

    Have very dry soil conditions increase the potential for toxic levels of nitrates in corn harvested for silage? Nitrates absorbed from the soil by plant roots are normally incorporated into plant tissue as amino acids, proteins, and other nitrogenous comp ...

  2. Making Corn Silage in Dry Conditions

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-28/making-corn-silage-dry-conditions

    The primary goal of making corn silage is to preserve as many nutrients in the corn plant as possible, to produce a feed that is acceptable to cows, and to minimize any risks associated with feeding the silage.  The following are important considerations ...

  3. Preharvest Herbicide Treatments

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-28/preharvest-herbicide-treatments

    Information on preharvest herbicide treatments for field corn and soybeans can be found in the “Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois”, at the end of these crop sections (pages 72 and 143 of the 2020 edition).  Products listed for corn includ ...

  4. Cover Crop Driving Tour

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-28/cover-crop-driving-tour

    Local farmers invite you out to their farms for a Drive-It-Yourself tour of fields with growing cover crops. These three farms are located in Northern Champaign and Logan Counties and are planted to different species of cover crops after wheat. The farmer ...

  5. Late Season Forage Harvest Management

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-28/late-season-forage-harvest-management

    The best time to take a last harvest of alfalfa and other legumes is sometime in early September in Ohio, for the least risk to the long-term health of the stand. These forages need a fall period of rest to replenish carbohydrate and protein reserves in t ...

  6. Corn Silage Harvest Timing

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-28/corn-silage-harvest-timing

    Silage harvest has begun in some parts of Ohio. Proper harvest timing is critical because it ensures the proper dry matter (DM) concentration required for high quality preservation, which in turn results in good animal performance and lower feed costs. Th ...

  7. Successful Grain Drying and Storage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/successful-grain-drying-and-storage

    Thinking about storing more grain this fall? Source: Chris Bruynis, Associate Professor/Extension Educator There are several market factors that may have farmers looking to increase their storage for this fall. With lower prices, some farmers will look to ...

  8. Past WBC Peak Flight, Low Numbers Across State

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-27/past-wbc-peak-flight-low-numbers-across-state

    Western bean cutworm (WBC) trap counts for the week of August 10 – 16 decreased over the past week putting all monitoring counties below scouting threshold. The low numbers indicate we are officially past peak flight.  Overall, a total of 27 counties moni ...

  9. How to Identify Late Season Soybean Diseases in 2020

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-27/how-identify-late-season-soybean-diseases-2020

    Sclerotinia stem rot – The nights have been cool this growing season, even when the days were very warm. The fog this morning in Wayne County reminded me that this is the time of the year to begin to scout for this stem disease.  Sclerotinia is caused by ...

  10. Derecho Devastates the Midwest While Ohio's Dry-Weather Pattern Continues

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-27/derecho-devastates-midwest-while-ohios-dry-weather-pattern

    Midwest Derecho On Monday August 10, 2020, a powerful weather system known as a derecho (pronounced “deh-REY-cho”) impacted nine states from South Dakota to Ohio (Figure 1). The National Weather service defines a derecho as a long-lived windstorm that pro ...

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