Saving Soybean Seed for Next Year
Due to wet weather, a few farmers in northwest Ohio have not yet planted soybean. Can this soybean seed be saved and planted next year? 1.) Check with your seed dealer. Your seed dealer may have options available to return seed. Check with your see ...
Wet Weather: Flooding, Poor Nodulation, and Disease Concerns
The forecast for the coming week is for continued rain and in many cases this will fall on already saturated soils across the northern and west central part of the state. This is going to be tough on soybeans. Here is a guide to help differentiate among ...
Rootworm Hatch is Underway
Last week, Larry Bledsoe from Purdue University reported that corn rootworm hatch occurred on June 3 (see http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/pestcrop/2015/Issue11/). With the exception of 2012, this seems to be in line with past few years. The bad news is ...
C.O.R.N. Newsletter 2007-34
email@example.com. State Specialists: Ann Dorrance, Pierce Paul and Dennis Mills (Plant Pathology), Ron Hammond, Andy ...
Corn Leaf Striping
I’ve received reports of corn plants exhibiting varying degrees of leaf striping (interveinal chlorosis) across the state. There are several nutrient deficiencies (including sulfur, zinc, magnesium, and manganese) that result in leaf striping and some of ...
Still Working on Planting Soybean?
The majority of the soybean acres in Ohio have been planted. (According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 85% of the soybean acres were planted by May 31.) However, even if 5% of the soybean acres are not yet planted, with 5.1 millio ...
Black Cutworms and Armyworms Still a Concern
Reports of black cutworm and armyworms catches are still coming in from surrounding states. The big concern over the next few weeks will be egg hatch and larval growth. Both hatch and growth is difficult to predict and is largely based on temperature and ...
Corn Planting Nearing Completion – Time to Troubleshoot Emergence Problems
According to the USDA/NASS (http://www.nass.usda.gov/) for the week ending May 24, corn was 87 percent planted, which was 21 percent ahead of last year and 17 percent ahead of the five-year average. Across the state, corn is at a range of growth stages. S ...
Purple and Yellow Corn, What is Going On?
Corn seedlings often turn yellow (due to low nitrogen uptake and/or limited chlorophyll synthesis) or purple (reduced root development) under cool, wet conditions. Some hybrids are more likely to increase anthocyanin (purple pigment) content when plants a ...