May 17, 2023
Lep Monitoring Network Update #2 – Black Cutworm & True Armyworm
We are currently in our second week of monitoring for black cutworm (BCW) and true armyworm (AMW) moths in Ohio. Both moths are early season pests in Ohio that migrate to the state and lay eggs in fields. Once the eggs hatch, the caterpillars cause damage ...
Battle for the Belt: Episode 10
Episode 10 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbYtQZXc-lc In Episode 10, we talk with Dr. Aaron Wilson about our upcoming weather forecast and get field updates from each of the plot locations: Wooster, Northwest, and ...
If You Planted and Heavy Rainfall Affected Your Fields…
According to the USDA-NASS report for the week ending 05/14/23, 26% of Ohio’s corn and 28% of Ohio’s soybean acres were planted. About 8% of corn and soybean was reported emerged. Ohio’s planting (and emergence) progress is coming along for both corn (Fig ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 6
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed red), two-inch (green) and four-inch (blue) soil temperatures for spring 2023. Soil type and location of measurements (under sod or bare soil) are provided in the lower right c ...
Changes Ahead with Potential El Niño
After a dry late summer and autumn of 2022, winter turned wetter to offset that dry period. However, in April 2023, we turned a bit drier again. The main thing we need to monitor closely now is a rapidly developing event in the eastern equatorial Pacific ...
Interested in Soil Health? Learn together with OSU Extension
Improving soil health (SH) can provide a variety of benefits including improved water infiltration, increased water holding capacity, and increased nutrient availability. However, it can be challenging to quantify these benefits in the field. With funding ...
Forage Maturity Across Ohio
Warm weather this spring especially over the last couple of weeks has rapidly progressed forage maturity. Harvesting forages at the proper time for the livestock you are feeding is critical to farm profitability. Poor quality forages must be supplemented ...
Shonna Smith appointed as a National Officer at the 2023 MANRRS National Conference
Appointed as the 2023-2024 Region ll Graduate Vice President at the 2023 MANRRS National Conference. ...