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  1. Stalk Rots Showing Up in Some Corn Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-36/stalk-rots-showing-some-corn-fields

    dry down this year. The longer the crop stays in the field, there greater the risk of late-season ... inadequate fertilization, problems with nutrient uptake, insects, and diseases. For instance, when leaves ... Losses due to stalk rot vary from field to field and from one hybrid to another. Stalk rots may cause ...

  2. First Widespread Freeze Arrives; Wetter Pattern Sets In

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-36/first-widespread-freeze-arrives-wetter-pattern-sets

    fact, many locations dropped below 30°F (Table 1), with unofficial observations as cold as 26°F! How ... upper-50s to low-60s, lows in the upper-30s to low-40s, with about 0.85” of rainfall per week. Weather ...

  3. Extended Drydown in Corn

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-36/extended-drydown-corn

    producers are seeing slower than usual drydown in their corn fields this October. This may be in part due to ... have extended the R5 phase beyond what occurs in a normal year. Application of a strobilurin fungicide ... harvest.   References: R. Martinez-Feria, M. Licht, and S. Archontoulis. 2017. Corn grain dry down in field ...

  4. Be Prepared for Combine Fires during Harvest Season

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-35/be-prepared-combine-fires-during-harvest-season

    The combination of high temperatures and dry conditions are the perfect conditions for field fires ... farm fields provide fuel for field fires. Likewise, leaked fuel, cracked hydraulic hoses, heated ... electricity while operating in a dry field.  Use a ground chain attached to the combine frame to prevent ...

  5. Fall Forage Management Tips

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-32/fall-forage-management-tips

    https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages. Scout hay fields and pastures for current and emerging weed problems. Most perennial, biennial, ... Fall is a great time to take care of some very important aspects for managing forage hay fields ... samples and get a soil test. Ask for the 2020 Tri-State Fertility Recommendations to be applied to the ...

  6. Tar Spot Showing up Again in 2020

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-34/tar-spot-showing-again-2020

    reported in some fields. However, as was the case in the last two years, the disease is only now showing ... when leaves are severely affected before grain fill is complete. There is nothing we can do about tar ... as to avoid planting that hybrid in an affected field next year. A more detailed article on tar spot ...

  7. Using Soil Tests Phosphorus Results to Identify Agronomic and Conservation Needs

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-30/using-soil-tests-phosphorus-results-identify-agronomic-and

    loss. Make banded (or bulk incorporated) fertilizer application prior to or at crop planting reduces ... Recommendations. Subsurface placement reduces losses over surface application.  Time fertilizer applications so ... rotation.           CROP YIELD — Risk of yield loss is low with flexibility to delay fertilizer application ...

  8. H2Ohio Reminder

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-32/h2ohio-reminder

    fertilizer applications, including manure, need to be approved by their local Soil & Water Conservation ... Districts. This will assure the application is in compliance with their Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan ... fertilizer dealerships for fertilizer recommendations, but it is still a requirement to get approval from ...

  9. Are those Mosquitoes on Steroids…No, They are just Crane Flies.

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-35/are-those-mosquitoes-steroids%E2%80%A6no-they-are-just-crane-flies

    and field crops are mostly a nuisance, and some of them can find their way into homes. Like the ...

  10. Gibberella Ear Rots Showing up in Corn: How to Tell It Apart from Other Ear Rots

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-34/gibberella-ear-rots-showing-corn-how-tell-it-apart-other-ear-rots

    ears. A good first step for determining whether you have an ear rot problem is to walk fields between ... of ever 50 ears examined, at multiple locations across the field to determine the severity of the ... ear rots is sprouting (premature germination of the grain on the ear in the field). Although some ...

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