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  1. Alfalfa Weevil Activity is Beginning to Peak

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-10/alfalfa-weevil-activity-beginning-peak

    days (GDD) and reaches their peak feeding and damage when heat units for the area are between 325 and ... 1 Recheck in a week 9 50 >1 Spray 12 75 >2 Spray 16 100 >4 Harvest early   If alfalfa weevil ... pressure is high in a stand that is still short a pesticide treatment may be warranted. Consult the OSU and ...

  2. Key To Alfalfa Growth Is Weed Control; Start Sooner Rather Than Later

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/key-alfalfa-growth-weed-control-start-sooner-rather-later

    Generations ago, Alfalfa was given the nickname “Queen of Forages”, because of its high quality ... soil nutrient resources, especially in the summer months.  Not only will they thin the stand, but they ... can reduce the quality of the harvested forage.  While some weeds can actually contribute high protein ...

  3. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 2

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-09/spring-2024-weather-soil-conditions-update-2

    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 ... located throughout the state. Daily average soil temperatures remained steady or fell slightly for most ...

  4. Same ol’ Farm Drainage Research? No, Think Future.

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-12/same-ol%E2%80%99-farm-drainage-research-no-think-future

    initiate monitoring of water table, soil moisture, temperature, and electrical conductivity. Additional ... spacing influence trafficability in the early growing season as well as soil moisture throughout the ... rotation, cover crop) on soil moisture availability, crop stress, crop yield, and economics?        How do ...

  5. Lep Monitoring Network – Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Update # 3

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-13/lep-monitoring-network-%E2%80%93-black-cutworm-and-true-armyworm-update-3

    in 5 – 10 days, and larvae go through 6 instar stages over the next 28 – 35 days. Counties with high ...

  6. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 1

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-08/spring-2024-weather-soil-conditions-update-1

    to mid 50s for daily averages (Figure 1). Soil temperatures should remain steady early this week, ... 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 ...

  7. John Yost Joins Our Team and Toxic Levels of Hay Nitrates

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/john-yost-joins-our-team-and-toxic-levels-hay-nitrates

    feed, and levels between 1000 and 2100 ppm should be safe for non-pregnant livestock.  Nitrate levels of ... indicate that nitrate levels in some stands, are approaching a range of 1700 ppm which is acutely toxic to ... flash graze pastures to keep the animals from grazing too close to the soil level and delaying harvest ...

  8. Soil Sampling

    https://fulton.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/soil-sampling

    Need to have the soil tested for your lawn or garden? We've got you covered!  The Fulton ... County OSU Extension Office is able to send soil samples into the lab for a cost of $20 per sample. After ... year.  Collect roughly 2 cups of soil per sample.  Place samples in a ziplock bag or container.  Drop off ...

  9. Zinc Application to Wheat – Is it Needed?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2023-37/zinc-application-wheat-%E2%80%93-it-needed

    and soils with low soil test Zn level, not wheat.  Keep in mind, field crops in Ohio have a very ... soils with low organic matter could be deficient in Zn. Some studies also show that the high level of ... phosphorus may cause Zn deficiency, especially when Zn soil test levels are in low range. Crop type: Wheat is ...

  10. Fertility Recommendations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/4423

    surface residues are high. Soils that have moderate to high levels of soil test phosphorus and potassium ... current soil test levels. Considering it takes between 8 to 20 pounds of P2O5 and 5 to 10 pounds of K2O ... benefit of starter fertilizers increases when soil test levels and soil temperatures are low and when soil ...

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