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  1. Spring Insect Concerns Already?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-10/spring-insect-concerns-already

    It is difficult to even think about insects when many producers have not even had a chance to work the fields, let alone plant.  However, two items of note to think about over the next week or two.  First, we are actually approaching the required number o ...

  2. Adjusting Corn Management Practices for a Late Start

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-10/adjusting-corn-management-practices-late-start

    As of Sunday April 20, no appreciable acreage of corn had been planted in Ohio (http://www.nass.usda.gov/oh  ). Although weather forecasts call for some warmer than average temperatures and relatively near-normal rain this week, the forecast for early May ...

  3. Temperatures are Still Cool

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-10/temperatures-are-still-cool

    Soil temperatures from around the state are highly variable still on the cool side.  From the weather stations at the branches, these are the soil temperatures at 2.5 inches, from April 20 were: county  research branch temperature (f) Jackson Jackson  51. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Weed Identification Resources

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-08/weed-identification-resources

    We frequently receive questions about how to identify weeds and what the best resources are to help with identification.  There are many resources available for plant identification, but these are some of the ones we use the most, divided into four catego ...

  6. Getting Your Corn Crop Off to a Good Start in 2014

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-08/getting-your-corn-crop-good-start-2014

    Mistakes made during crop establishment are usually irreversible, and can put a "ceiling" on a crop's yield potential before the plants have even emerged. The following are some proven practices that will help get a corn crop off to a good ...

  7. Bt Options for Corn Insect Control and “Know Before you Grow”

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-08/bt-options-corn-insect-control-and-%E2%80%9Cknow-you-grow%E2%80%9D

    Since the mid 1990’s and the first Bt corn product to control European corn borer was released, there are now numerous options available for corn insect management. At times, this information can be confusing, and thankfully our colleagues Dr. Eileen Cull ...

  8. Evaluate Alfalfa Stands For Winter Injury

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-08/evaluate-alfalfa-stands-winter-injury

    As alfalfa stands break dormancy and begin growth, growers should make plans to take some time to evaluate the health of those stands and determine if there was winter injury.  Some early bud growth was observed the last full week of March in the southern ...

  9. Did that Cold Spell Cause Significant Mortality to Field Crop Insect Pests?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-02/did-cold-spell-cause-significant-mortality-field-crop-insect

    Normally we have always said that Ohio seldom gets cold enough to be a factor in causing significant mortality during the winter months.  However, the severe cold spell last week does have the potential to change this, at least for those pests that overwi ...

  10. Corn Planting Progress in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-09/corn-planting-progress-ohio

    I have heard comments recently expressing concern that corn acreage planted to date is less than normal. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ohio/Publications/Crop_Prog...), for the week ...

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