Lep Monitoring Network – Ohio Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Monitoring
The Ohio Lep Network is back for a second year of monitoring Lepidopteran (moth/caterpillar) ag pests in 15 Ohio counties. The counties that will be monitoring in 2023 include Auglaize, Brown, Gallia, Hardin, Highland, Lucas, Muskingum, Pike, Putnam, Trum ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 5
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed red), two-inch (green) and four-inch (blue) soil temperatures for spring 2023. Soil type and location of measurements (under sod or bare soil) are provided in the lower right c ...
Cressleaf Groundsel Identification
Fields of yellow flowers can be found all over the state. Issues with cressleaf groundsel can bring about questions concerning toxicity to livestock. Previous C.O.R.N. articles have covered management and can be found here. Cressleaf groundsel may be conf ...
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Battle for the Belt: Episode 9
Episode 9 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZUCw2pBRaM In Episode 9, we talk with Dr. Mitch Roth and Dr. Horacio Lopez- Nicora from the Department of Plant Pathology about early season pathogens that cause stand iss ...
Planning Your Winter Annual Cereal Grain Forage Harvest
The greatest challenge with winter annual cereal forages for many producers is managing harvest timing to maximize quality with spring rainfall events that not only delay custom harvesters but also cause your perfectly timed harvest to come to a halt. One ...
May is here, planting considerations for corn and soybean
May is here, and the planting season will speed up with better weather in the coming days/weeks. According to the USDA-NASS report for the week ending 04/23/23, 6% of Ohio’s soybean and 6% of Ohio’s corn acres were planted. Relative to the 5-year average ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 4
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Cooler weather remained in place this past week with temperatures running 2-6°F below average. Overall, daily average soil temperatures are slightly warmer than they were last week (Figure 1). Northern locations are hovering ...
On Our Watchlist: Seedcorn Maggot and Alfalfa Weevil
There are two insect pests in particular that we’re wary of at the moment: Seedcorn maggot (in corn and soybean) and alfalfa weevil. Seedcorn maggot is most likely to be a problem in fields where cover crops or other green vegetation has been disked in, ...