First Generation of Roundup Ready Soybean Trait Patent Set to Expire in 2015
The first generation of the RoundUp Ready® (RR1) soybean trait patent is set to expire in 2015. This means that farmers can save seed with the RR1 trait for replant in spring 2015 if there are no other patents on the seed. Farmers will need to check wit ...
Register Now for Western ARS Agronomy Field Day
Please register and plan to attend the OSU Extension and OARDC Western ARS Agronomy Field Day on July 16. Preregistration required for meal count by July 11, payable at the door $20. Register by email or phone to: Harold Watters (firstname.lastname@example.org), 937 ...
New Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Alfalfa Field Guide Available
With late crop development this year, we still have a lot of crops to walk. One excellent tool is the Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide – newly updated and in a new format this year will help with this chore. The Field Guide is available on OSU ...
Postemergence Control of Giant Ragweed in Soybeans
The wet season has delayed crop development and postemergence herbicide applications in many soybean fields, and there are some large giant ragweed waiting to be treated. Roundup Ready and Liberty Link fields in this situation should generally be treated ...
Late-Season Wheat Grain Quality Concerns
Wheat harvest will likely be late again this year, particularly in the northern half of the state. The crop is now turning and drying down, but will not be ready for harvest in some fields until the second or third week of July. A slow, gradual maturation ...
Update on Kudzu Bugs in Ohio
Last week, the University of Kentucky reported the presence of the invasive kudzu bug in another county (http://kentuckypestnews.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/kudzu-bug-collected-in-christian-county-ky/). This is a severe pest of soybean, and is rapidly sprea ...
Expectations for Western Bean Cutworm
For the past 8 years, we have used pheromone traps to monitor the presence of western bean cutworm. This is a relatively new pest for Ohio that is a significant ear-feeder on corn. Adult flight typically begins towards the end of June, and can last throu ...
Determination of Ear Size in Corn Well Underway
During the past two weeks corn has “exploded” in growth in many Ohio fields. Under favorable growing conditions corn plants can grow nearly three inches per day between V8 (i.e., the eight leaf collar stage) and V15. However, there is considerable variab ...
Corn Leaf Striping
In addition to widespread yellowing, corn plants in many Ohio fields are expressing varying degrees of leaf striping (interveinal chlorosis). There are several nutrient deficiencies (including sulfur, zinc, magnesium, and manganese) that result in leaf st ...
It was High Quality Seed--Where are the Stands?
Several reports from fields in parts of the state with repeated saturating rains are reporting high amounts of damping-off of soybean or corn. Symptoms of damping-off at this time of year will appear as random skips of 1 to a few plants in a row. The di ...