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Northern Corn Leaf Blight: Earlier than Usual this Year
We are already seeing Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) in some Ohio corn fields. Why are we seeing NCLB this early and how will this affect our yields? For this disease to develop this early, three basic conditions must be satisfied: 1) the fungus (Exsero ...
Fall Herbicide Applications and New Technology
The C.O.R.N. archive has a plethora of previous articles about fall herbicide treatments, including the importance of these for management of marestail. Nothing has really changed that would merit rehashing all of this again – don’t spend a lot of money, ...
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions— Focus on Variety Selection
Each year things seem to be coming earlier, choices need to be made even before we have this current crop in the grain bin, much less have it sold. Here are a couple of suggestions as you prepare for the 2016 crop. 1. Focus variety selection on the ...
Yield Monitor Tips for 2015 Harvest
Andrew Klopfenstein, Kaylee Port and Scott Shearer also contributed to this article Wet spring and persistent rain in many areas of Ohio have generated highly variable harvesting conditions for 2015 in both soybeans and corn. There are maturity, height, ...
Burndown Herbicides for No-tillage Wheat
This summer’s weather caused problems with weed control in some areas of the state, and this certainly includes our two major weeds, giant ragweed and marestail. As we move through harvest and into the season of wheat planting and fall herbicide applicat ...
Symptoms of Early Maturity in Some Fields in Ohio
Across the state some soybeans have hit the later growth stages and we have a range of tall, beautiful soybeans loaded with pods to short, scraggly, can still see the rows with few pods soybeans and everything in between. Variability rules for the summer ...
This Might end up being a Low Foliar Disease Year in Corn
Early development of gray leaf spot (GLS) and northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) had us all concerned about the potential for major epidemics of these diseases in 2015. However, conditions have since been warm and dry across most of the state, drastically r ...
Does your field have Western Bean Cutworm larva?
Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving calls, emails and texts about finding large caterpillars feeding on corn ears (see photo). In most cases, these are turning out to be Western bean cutworms. Although our numbers have been about the same as ...