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  1. Harvest Timing Affects Winter Annual Forage Yield and Quality

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-11/harvest-timing-affects-winter-annual-forage-yield-and-quality

    forage. Diversifying to multiple species is one of the best risk management practices. Planted on the same ... small grains. We have found not only differences in rate of maturation but also in tonnage between ... 2.75 tons across all locations and a high of 5 tons at one location one year. While forage yield is ...

  2. Alfalfa is Ready to Harvest in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/alfalfa-ready-harvest-ohio

    Many of Ohio’s pure alfalfa stands are ready to be harvested for high-quality feed. As alfalfa field ... Harvesting when the soil is too wet and soft will do non-reversible compaction damage to the stand and will ...

  3. Early Season Wheat Diseases and Fungicides

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/early-season-wheat-diseases-and-fungicides

    The wheat crop in Ohio is now between early boot (Feekes 10, in the south) and approaching Feekes ... Cool temperatures and high relative humidity are also required for the development of powdery mildew. ... when making an application. For both diseases, a single application between Feekes 8 and Feekes 10 ...

  4. Soybean Planting Progress, Emergence, and Misconceptions

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/soybean-planting-progress-emergence-and-misconceptions

    soybeans. Recent research has shown planter downforce did not impact grain yield regardless of tillage, soil ... differences. Additional research has shown no difference between random drop and precision planting until ... seed size on emergence is dependent on soil texture, planting depth and environmental conditions from ...

  5. Spray Drift: A Serious Problem You Can Manage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/spray-drift-serious-problem-you-can-manage

    may damage non-target crops nearby, and poses a serious health risk to people living in areas where ... cost-effective things you can do to minimize spray drift. Pay attention to wind speed. The risk of spray drift ... mentioned below will influence the wind speed that may be considered dangerously high from the drift point ...

  6. CFAES Ag Weather System 2022 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Update 4)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-11/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2022-near-surface-air-and-soil

    a record high on 88°F on Saturday, topping its previous record for the date of 86°F. Soil temperatures ...   Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed red), two-inch (green) and four-inch (blue) soil ... temperatures for spring 2022. Current daily average soil temperatures are noted for each location. Soil type ...

  7. CFAES Ag Weather System 2022 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Update 5)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-12/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2022-near-surface-air-and-soil

    a return to normal conditions over the weekend. Soil temperatures responded similarly, with two- and ... four-inch temperatures dropping back into the upper 40s to mid-50s before rebounding back into the mid to ... upper 50s toward the end of the weekend (Figure 1). Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed ...

  8. Lep Monitoring Network Update – Black Cutworm

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/lep-monitoring-network-update-%E2%80%93-black-cutworm

    1). Traps were checked between May 2 – 8 for the presence of BCW adult moths. Over the past week, ... moths (Figure 2). Counties with high trap numbers should plan to monitor for BCW larvae after corn is ...

  9. Set-Up Soybeans for Success in 2022

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-09/set-soybeans-success-2022

    or just below 50 ° F. At soil temperatures between 50-60 ° F, soybean plants typically take about 15 ... deciding on when to plant should be based on field suitability and soil temperatures at the time of, and ... following, planting as well as frost forecast. Soybean can germinate and emerge when soil temperatures are at ...

  10. Lime Considerations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-40/lime-considerations

    for grazing animals. Soil test magnesium levels need to be greater than 50 ppm (100 lb) for optimal ... corn, soybean, wheat, and alfalfa production on fine to medium textured soils and greater than 35 ppm on ... magnesium ratio is larger than 1. High calcium lime should be used in situations where the soil test calcium ...

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