Soybean Planting, Like Corn, is Behind Schedule
May 12, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Like corn, soybean planting in Ohio is behind schedule, due to wet, cool soil conditions. But growers still have plenty of time to get the crop in the ground. "It'd be nice if we had all of the soybeans in the groun ...
Ohio Wheat Could Be at Risk for Head Scab, if Rain Coincides with Flowering
May 20, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Ohio wheat could be facing a risk of head scab if any rain, coupled with warm temperatures, coincides with crop flowering. "Flowering is the growth stage where wheat is most susceptible to head scab infection," said ...
OSU Extension to Offer Sweet Corn Management Schools in June
May 22, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio farmers interested in launching sweet corn production or looking for advanced production techniques have the opportunity to attend one of two Sweet Corn Management Schools in June. Ohio State University Extension, in con ...
Learn More About the Aquaculture Industry at OSU South Centers Aquaculture Field Day
May 22, 2009 PIKETON, Ohio-- Ohio State University's South Centers at Piketon, located off State Route 32 in Pike County, may not look like the ideal place for lake sturgeon, largemouth bass and blue gill. But it's full of surprises. The facilit ...
No Worries. Late Planted Corn May Not Be So Late
May 22, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio weather conditions can turn on a dime. One minute, rains are preventing a timely corn planting, and the next minute sunny skies are paving the way to play catch-up. Corn planting may be behind schedule now, according to ...
Late Getting Corn in the Ground? You Could Cut Back on Nitrogen
May 29, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- If Ohio growers are just now getting their corn crop in the ground, they may be able to get away with slightly reducing their nitrogen application rates. Robert Mullen, an Ohio State University soil fertility specialist with t ...
OSU Extension to Offer New Crop Opportunities Workshop
June 1, 2009 PIKETON, Ohio-- From jostaberries to winegrapes to pawpaws, new crop and on-farm diversification opportunities abound for southern Ohio farmers. An Ohio State University Extension workshop on these and other crop alternatives will be offered ...
ACRE Extension a Benefit to Farmers, Especially Wheat Growers
June 1, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) farm support program introduced in the 2008 Farm Bill. The U.S ...
Plant-Associated Bacteria Can Improve Crop Health in Acidic Soils
June 4, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- Common plant-associated bacteria, best known to suppress soil-borne root diseases, now have been found to boost corn yields in low-pH soils. The discovery made by Ohio State University plant pathologists is the first-known doc ...
Soybean Aphids Arrive in Ohio, and in Big Numbers
June 17, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- The soybean aphid has arrived in Ohio. Ohio State University Extension entomologists have found the sapsucker on early planted soybeans, and in some fields at numbers higher than expected. Ron Hammond, an OSU Extension entomo ...