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  1. Why should you calibrate your sprayer, and how?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-11/why-should-you-calibrate-your-sprayer-and-how

    This is the time to check the accuracy of your sprayer. While applying too little pesticide may result in ineffective pest control, too much pesticide wastes money, may damage the crop and increases the potential risk of contaminating ground water and env ...

  2. CFAES Ag Weather System Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/cfaes-ag-weather-system-near-surface-air-and-soil

    We are once again providing a soil temperature overview in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter through April-May 2020. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the state have two- and four ...

  3. How cold is too cold (for winter wheat)?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/how-cold-too-cold-winter-wheat

    Overnight temperatures on April 15 and April 16, 2020 dropped into the low to mid 20s across a large portion of Ohio (Figure 1), and unofficial reports show a few locations briefly dropped into the upper teens! These temperatures were generally 12-20°F be ...

  4. James Jasinski

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/people/james-jasinski

    James Jasinski Professor Integrated Pest Management Champaign County jasinski.4@osu.edu ...

  5. Freeze Potential in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/freeze-potential-ohio

    Note: This article has been modified from an article originally published in VegNet Newsletter (https://u.osu.edu/vegnetnews/) on April 6, 2020. Now that we are well into spring and turning a corner toward May, warmer temperatures are hopefully on the hor ...

  6. Alfalfa Weevil Update

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/alfalfa-weevil-update

    Last week we reported that peak alfalfa weevil feeding damage occurs between 325 and 575 heat units (based on accumulation of heat units from January 1 with a base of 48°F).  The cool temperatures over the past seven days have slowed the accumulation of h ...

  7. Slight Frost Injury on Forages

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/slight-frost-injury-forages

    I have observed and received reports of only very slight frost burn on the tips of leaves of alfalfa and winter annual forage crops after the two cold nights last week in Ohio. On Monday, the alfalfa at the Western Agricultural Research Station looked exc ...

  8. Worried about Fallow Syndrome? Assess the Risk with On-Farm Research

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/worried-about-fallow-syndrome-assess-risk-farm-research

    Wet weather conditions last spring prevented Ohio farmers from planting over 1.5 million acres. When fields are left unplanted or fallow, there may be a decline in beneficial mycorrhizal fungi, which is commonly referred to as fallow syndrome. Mycorrhizae ...

  9. Managing stored grain into summer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/managing-stored-grain-summer

    If you are storing more grain on farm this spring than usual, you are not alone. Over the last few weeks, we have heard from more producers who are considering holding grain longer into summer months than they normal would. We have also heard a few report ...

  10. Cool weather to hang on for the rest of April

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/cool-weather-hang-rest-april

      The cold pattern that was expected last week dropped soil temperatures and put a hold on most activities. Improvement will occur but it will be slow for the rest of April. A progressive west to northwest airflow will keep weak or weak/moderate systems p ...

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