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  1. Spring planting delays may cause some farmers to make adjustments to improve yields

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/spring-planting-delays-may-cause-some-farmers-make-adjustments-improve-yields

    is important, planting into good soil conditions is also very important, especially for corn due to ... have resulted in saturated soils conditions, which have delayed corn and soybean planting for some ... planting is delayed to June, the recommended target population increases to 130,000 to 150,000 plants per ...

  2. The Organic Certification Process for Farms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/sag-0003

    sustainable production methods. However, organic certification is the most highly regulated food production ... biodiversity, and soil health. Organic farms do not use synthetic chemical inputs such as mineral fertilizers, ... horticultural crops. Soil health and fertility are addressed with natural sources of organic matter and soil ...

  3. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 6

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-13/spring-2024-weather-soil-conditions-update-6

    Soil Temperatures and Moisture A warm stretch of weather, with temperatures over the last 30 days ... averaging 3-6°F above normal, have resulted in daily average near surface soil temperatures in the mid to ... upper 60s for the bulk of Ohio (Figure 1). Forecast trends should help maintain mild soil temperatures ...

  4. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 5

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-12/spring-2024-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 2024. Soil type and location of measurements ... (under sod or bare soil) are provided in the lower right corner of each panel. A map of all locations is ...

  5. Gibberella Ear Rot and Mycotoxins in Corn: Sampling, Testing, and Storage

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AC-52

    screening steps. Semi-quantitative tests estimate vomitoxin at or above certain levels (>5 ppm) or within ... (DON), also called vomitoxin. As a result, high levels of Gibberella ear rot severity and moldy grain are ... usually accompanied by high levels of vomitoxin. Mycotoxins are harmful to both humans and animals. ...

  6. Pasteurization of Raw Milk for Home Consumption

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5817

    if it comes into contact with tainted water, soil, animals, or other contaminated sources. Outbreaks ... canner. Fill the canner with warm water until the water level is slightly above the milk level in the ... pasteurization of raw milk (SP 50-932). nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource/Milk-Pasteurization.pdf ...

  7. Warning: Cicadas can be a tasty treat, but they can be hazardous to those allergic to seafood

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/warning-cicadas-can-be-tasty-treat-they-can-be-hazardous-those-allergic-seafood

    soil and burrow underground, feeding on tree roots. Some 13 or 17 years later when they’re ready, the ... nymphs emerge from the soil, shed their skin, expand their wings, and harden and pigment their new ... important to cook any insect collected in the wild and avoid eating it raw. “While there is little risk of ...

  8. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 4

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-11/spring-2024-weather-soil-conditions-update-4

    with high flows on all the major rivers. Soils remain saturated compared to late winter conditions ... bump soil temperatures up into the 50s to low 60s by early next week. For more complete weather records ... average highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Showers should exit the state on Wednesday, with high pressure ...

  9. Lep Monitoring Network – Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Update # 5

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-15/lep-monitoring-network-%E2%80%93-black-cutworm-and-true-armyworm-update-5

    Counties with high trap numbers should plan to scout for BCW larvae after corn is planted until V6 stage, ... in counties that have had high averages, especially in fields that were previously planted to cover ...

  10. 4-H starts up a new career

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/features/4-h-starts-new-career

    create one. Opendemia was founded with the goal of simplifying the research and writing process for high ...

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