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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 ...
Estimating Soybean Yield
To estimate yield, four soybean yield components need to be considered: plants per acre, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seeds per pound (seed size). A printable worksheet to estimate soybean yield can be found by clicking here. It is difficult to a ...
Late season diseases showing up in unexpected places in 2015
All of the rain during May, June, & July continues to impact the soybean crop in some areas of the state during 2015 in Ohio. Surveys of our plots and some scouting in the lower canopy have turned up some surprises and some we expected. 1. Sclero ...
Stink bugs in Soybeans
As our soybean begins to develop flowers and pods, we need to be aware of stink bugs that will begin feeding. Although more common in the southern US, we have been noticing more stink bugs in soybean the past few years, even some fields where economic da ...
Late-Season Weed Issues – Are We Having Fun Yet?
According to our weather guru, there is no close precedent for a summer like this in the last 100 years, and I can’t recall a year with this much mid-season rain in my almost 30 years here. This has obviously caused immense problems with post-emergence h ...