Ohio State creates Drought Rapid Response team to provide resources for farmers, growers
Tracy Turner COLUMBUS, Ohio—From brittle, brown lawns and cracked soils to dry garden beds and ... the U.S. Drought Monitor. “Moderate drought” is the initial level of drought, while “abnormally dry” ... also been agriculture impacts, including diminished soil moisture, deteriorating grazing conditions, ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 5
not making it out of the 40s for highs on Monday and Tuesday (May 1-2). Soil temperatures tanked by ... the weekend has daily average soil temperatures back in the upper 50s, with a few locations recording ... Much of the state is reporting soil moisture between the 30 th and 70 th percentiles, with slightly ...
OSU Extension Water Quality Team to Host Regional Field Day Focusing on In-Field and Edge-of-Field Conservation Practices
cover crops, soil conditions and management, ditch design and funding opportunities for two-stage ... conservation practices. Session speakers include Chad Penn, Soil Scientist with USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion ... Agricultural Engineering, The Ohio State University, and Christina Curell, Statewide Cover Crops and Soil ...
Battle for the Belt: Episode 12
today (May 30). At all three locations, the soil is crusted and dry. According to Table 1, the soil ... temperatures have been consistently optimal for planting, though a cold evening did drop the soil temperature ... Planting date 2-inch soil temperature (at planting) Air Temperature (at planting) Western, Clark County ...
If You Planted and Heavy Rainfall Affected Your Fields…
of 150 soil GDDs from planting, 5-7 days under normal conditions (longer under cold/wet). For ... temperatures reach the 50°F mark is recommended. Measure soil temperatures ½- 2 inches below the soil surface ... topics, access any of the linked articles. Topics KEY CONSIDERATIONS KEY TAKEAWAYS Soil crusting Heavy ...
Forage Maturity Across Ohio
Festolium are both in the boot stage, which is at the balancing point between maximum tonnage and quality. ... The alfalfa in Ottawa County is at 30-50% bud and will probably begin to flower late this week or ... next. Mowing more forage than you can harvest each day carries more risk of quality decline most years ...
Lep Monitoring Network Update #2 – Black Cutworm & True Armyworm
trap catches should be prepared to scout high risk fields. In addition to BCW and AMW, European corn ... fields. Once the eggs hatch, the caterpillars cause damage to the emerging corn plants. Counties with high ... identified by a dagger-like marking on their wings (Figure 1). Traps were checked between May 8 – 14 for the ...
We are still very early, but if crop stands are a concern…
expected following accumulation of 150 soil GDDs (base of 50°F) from planting, about 5-7 days under normal ... temperatures, adequate soil moisture conditions): For corn, past work has shown that 50% emergence can be ... We are still early, but if you planted in April or the first few days of May, soil conditions have ...
Research Focus: I study plant-interactions between the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the pathogen ... causes disease in the host plant by determining what plant proteins it targets. This involves testing ... interactions between AvrE1 and putative plant target proteins as well as generating Arabidopsis plants mutant ...
Planning Your Winter Annual Cereal Grain Forage Harvest
found differences in speed of maturity and in tonnage between species at the same maturity. On average ... Feekes 10.5 triticale takes the lead in tonnage with an average of 2.75 tons and a high of 5 tons. While ... tonnage is critical another important part of the risk management decision is how quality declines as the ...