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  1. 2014 Ohio Corn Performance Test: Regional Overviews

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-40/2014-ohio-corn-performance-test-regional-overviews

    In 2014, 209 corn hybrids representing 28 commercial brands were evaluated in the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT). Four tests were established in the Southwestern/West Central/Central (SW/WC/C) region and three tests were established in the Northwestern ...

  2. Post-Harvest Guidelines for Yield Monitors

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-40/post-harvest-guidelines-yield-monitors

    The end of harvest marks a good time to implement good management practices for yield monitors including taking steps to winterize components.  Yield monitors continue to increase and in most cases are standard options on today’s combines with the yield m ...

  3. Does Black Layer Form When Corn Is Frosted?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/does-black-layer-form-when-corn-frosted

    Black layer is the stage in corn development at which kernel growth ceases and maximum kernel dry weight is achieved (also referred to as “physiological maturity”).  A killing fall frost prior to physiological maturity can cause premature leaf death or wh ...

  4. Frosted Forage Precautions

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/frosted-forage-precautions

    Jack Frost will be visiting us soon.  Several forage species can be extremely toxic soon after a frost because they contain compounds called cyanogenic glucosides that are converted quickly to prussic acid (i.e. hydrogen cyanide) in freeze-damaged plant t ...

  5. Soybean Pod Shattering

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/soybean-pod-shattering

    Soybean pod shattering is not completely understood.  Through breeding efforts (beginning approximately 5,000 years ago when soybean was first thought to be domesticated), soybean plants have gained pod shattering resistance (Dong et al., 2014).  However, ...

  6. Five Things to Know about Fall Herbicide Treatments

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/five-things-know-about-fall-herbicide-treatments

    There is plenty of information on fall herbicide treatments in the C.O.R.N. newsletter archive and on other university websites.  Our philosophy on this has not changed much over the past decade.  A few brief reminders follow: 1.  When to spray?  Anytime ...

  7. Prussic Acid Testing in Forages

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/prussic-acid-testing-forages

    Some forage species can develop prussic acid poisoning potential when harmed by frost and management practices should be followed to prevent poisoning of livestock (see accompanying article).  If doubt remains regarding the safety of the forage, it can be ...

  8. Ohio Weather Outlook

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/ohio-weather-outlook

    The pattern discussed last week will continue this week.  Expect an active weather pattern as a storm system crosses Ohio Tuesday with lingering light showers Wednesday and Thursday keeping field work at a minimum this week. Drier weather will return by t ...

  9. Soybean Cyst Nematode expands range in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-04/soybean-cyst-nematode-expands-range-ohio

    Approximately every three years the map is updated where SCN is found in the US.  To do this task records from the diagnostic clinic and data from field studies are collected and the findings are plotted on the map.  Greg Tylka from Iowa State University ...

  10. Soybean Aphid Prediction for 2015

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-34/soybean-aphid-prediction-2015

    Two observations on soybean aphids surprised us in 2014.  First is that we saw soybean aphids at all.  Since 2001-when soybean aphids were first detected in Ohio-we have had aphid outbreaks every other year (i.e. in odd numbered years).  But in 2014, soyb ...

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