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  1. Check Alfalfa Stands for Heaving Damage

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/check-alfalfa-stands-heaving-damage

    For anyone with an alfalfa field out there, if you have not already walked over the field, then ... I encourage you to get out and walk your fields.  I have seen some alfalfa fields pretty well decimated by ... heaving injury.  I’m talking about 50 to 75% of the field or maybe more, with alfalfa plant crowns heaved ...

  2. Wet Forages pose risk of barn fires

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/wet-forages-pose-risk-barn-fires

    fields, adjust the volume of the bale to be at a lower density to improve air circulation within the ... moisture.  For more details on how to maximize field curing for forage harvest, see  ... https://forages.osu.edu/news/how-speed-hay-drying. Proper storage involves the following: When stacking and storing high moisture hay, allow for more ...

  3. Scout Alfalfa for Potato Leafhoppers

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/scout-alfalfa-potato-leafhoppers

    hay fields.  The potato leafhopper (PLH) is a major economic pest of alfalfa.  Both the PLH adults and ... or pendulum sweeps of the net while walking forward through the field.  After each 10-sweep sample, ... times higher. Often the rescue action involves spraying an insecticide on the field, especially when ...

  4. Black Cutworm, Slugs and Armyworm Crop Pests

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/black-cutworm-slugs-and-armyworm-crop-pests

    yield loss can result, and rescue treatments may be warranted.  Scout fields on a regular basis to ... Slugs on Field Crops, Ohio State University Extension Slugs as Pests of Field Crops, Penn State ... Armyworms as a Pest of Field Corn, Penn State ...

  5. Early Season Pest Scouting in Corn and Soybeans

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/early-season-pest-scouting-corn-and-soybeans

    soybean plants that we see in fields provide some good feeding opportunities for several pests, so growers ... are advised to scout their fields.  In particular, watch out for black cutworm damage, slug feeding ... (IPM) scouting program have noted feeding from all three of these pests in Wayne County fields in recent ...

  6. Stress Management Check-in

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/stress-management-check

    fields for pest problems or walking to the shop to get a tool to repair equipment doesn’t count.  This is ...

  7. Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates for Corn

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/nitrogen-fertilizer-rates-corn

    excessive water this spring has clearly driven nitrogen losses in many fields, but how much? Recent research ... after just 2 days of standing water in the field. So N losses can occur quickly with excessive water. ... these responses are much more likely to occur in fields that had high N loss conditions (excessive ...

  8. Ponding and Flooding in Corn Fields

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/ponding-and-flooding-corn-fields

    events have left those fields that did get planted with water logged, saturated soils.  In some fields ...

  9. Prevent Plant Acres and Cover Crop Options

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/prevent-plant-acres-and-cover-crop-options

    well in fields with an intended rotation into corn for silage or soybeans in 2020. Corn is an approved ...

  10. Sprayer Preparation and Calibration

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/sprayer-preparation-and-calibration

    sure the field sprayer is ready to go when the weather breaks.  Weed pressure is a significant ... tape, and a jar that measures ounces. The goal is to calculate the actual field application rate, or ... appropriate distance in the field based on this nozzle spacing, according to the table in the boom sprayer ...

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