Drought Stress On Turfgrass Is Underway
It has been unseasonably dry in Ohio over the last month, as we have received ~2 inches less rainfall across the state compared to the 30-year normal. As a result, the U.S. Drought Monitor (droughtmonitor.unl.edu) has much of Ohio under “Abnormally Dry” c ...
Weed Management in Dry Conditions
This article is written with the hopes that relaying some information about management in a dry pattern will bring on some rain. If that doesn’t work, below are some reminders and considerations for weed control in dry conditions. To wait or not to wait – ...
Battle for the Belt: Episode 13
Episode 13 of Battle for the Belt is now available: In Episode 13, we have a conversation with Dr. Kelley Tilmon, Field Crop Entomology State Specialist, about pests in soybean and corn. A field update is also given by CFAES farm managers as well as a ...
LEP Monitoring Network Update #5 – Trap Counts for BCW, AMW, and ECB (IA & NY)
Introduction The Ohio LEP Network is continuing to monitor moth pests across Ohio counties. For our fifth week of monitoring, we are reporting the numbers for black cutworm (BCW), true armyworm (AMW), and European corn borer (ECB) IA & NY moths across ...
OSU Extension Water Quality Team to Host Regional Field Day Focusing on In-Field and Edge-of-Field Conservation Practices
Join the Ohio State University Extension Water Quality Team for a field day sponsored by The Nature Conservancy on Thursday, July 20 th, 2023. The event is being held in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension, USDA-ARS, and Cargill. This f ...
Dry Weather Impacts on Corn and Soybean Establishment and Wheat Grain Fill
In past years we dreamt of a dry spring. Guess we should be careful what we wish for as we face an early dry spell this season. The CFAES weather stations on Wooster Campus and Northwest and Western Agricultural Research Stations reported 58-70% less prec ...
Weather Update: Heat Exacerbates Drying Trend
Summary For most of the spring, Ohio has avoided hot temperatures. This changed last Friday and Saturday when highs reached the low to mid-90s across the state. Along with the heat came very dry air; for example, Columbus had a dewpoint temperature on Fri ...
Consideration for Corn N Management under Dry Soil Conditions
When considering adjusting your corn nitrogen program for dry weather conditions, consider how N gets to the root system for uptake. Mass flow is the primary mechanism for nitrogen (also sulfur, magnesium, and calcium). Mass flow is where nutrients in soi ...
Done with Planting? Collect Soil Sample for SCN Test and Learn How Your Samples Are Processed in the Lab!
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) remains the most devastating and yield-limiting soybean pathogen in Ohio and North America. SCN can cause over 30% yield reduction with no visible symptoms, therefore, early detection of this pathogen relies on testing your ...