Yes, this is a repeat: Temperatures are still cool
Soil temperatures from around the state are finally approaching optimum planning but still on the cool side for soybean. From the weather stations at the branches, these are the soil temperatures at 2.5 inches, from April 20 and on May 4: County ...
May began cooler and wetter than normal as expected. The week of May 5 will start cool but then starting May 7 we will turn warmer than normal. Temperatures will reach into the 70s north and 80s south by Wednesday and Thursday. Outside of scattered light ...
Be Mindful of Bees during Delayed Planting this Season
(Editor's note: Reed Johnson is the lead author on this article) Beekeepers in Ohio suffered substantial losses of colonies over the exceptionally long and cold winter of 2013-2014. Here in Wooster we lost more than half of our colonies and beekeepe ...
This Week's Weather
The week of April 21-26 will feature temperatures a few degrees above normal with below normal rainfall. Normal highs are in the 60s and normal lows in the 40s for the most part. Normal rainfall is about 0.75 inches. We are also entering the period where ...
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 ...
Have You Evaluated Your Forage Stands?
Two weeks ago Rory Lewandowski wrote an article describing how to evaluate forage stands for winter injury. So our question is, “Have you walked out into your forage stands yet this spring?” If not, you may be in for a rude surprise. The hard freeze this ...
Adjusting Corn Management Practices for a 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 ...
Winterkill of 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 ...
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. ...
Evaluate Alfalfa Stands For 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 ...