Killing Frost, Cooler Fall Temperatures Impacting Corn Harvest
October 9, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – A recent killing frost in some parts of Ohio may have impacted the corn crop, causing development to shut down prematurely, potentially reducing yields. Fortunately, says Ohio State University Extension state corn agronomi ...
Phomopsis Seed Rot Showing Up in Ohio Soybeans
October 9, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – Phomopsis seed decay is now showing up in some soybean fields in Ohio. The disease, which causes cracked, shriveled, moldy seed, impacts yield and reduces seed quality and grade. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University Exte ...
OSU Extension Offering Cow/Calf School in November
October 13, 2009 BELLE VALLEY, Ohio – Get the latest on pasture management, herd health, grain outlook and other livestock related topics at an Ohio State University Cow/Calf School being held in November. The school will take place on Mondays throughout ...
Soybean Harvest Complete? Don't Forget to Test Soil for SCN
October 15, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – Harvesting corn and soybeans may be the only thing on the minds of Ohio growers at the moment, but they shouldn't overlook the importance of soil testing for soybean cyst nematode. Soil sampling in the fall is the fir ...
Know Your Ear Rots Before Feeding Grain to Livestock
October 16, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – With several types of ear rot diseases appearing on Ohio's corn crop, properly identifying them is important for producers to make decisions about feeding grain to livestock. "It is important to identify ear rot ...
OSU Extension to Hold a Baitfish Culture Workshop, Nov. 12
October 28, 2009 BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Two renowned baitfish research and Extension specialists from the University of Arkansas will be the featured speakers during an Ohio State University Extension baitfish culture workshop on November 12. The event, ho ...
Long, Painful Recovery for U.S. Dairy Farmers
October 30, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a "state of normalcy" where production is more in bala ...
Look to Soil Tests, Not Yields When Making Fertilizer Applications
November 3, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop producers may have shied away from making phosphorus or potassium applications last year due to high fertilizer prices, but don't let bumper corn and soybean yields fool one into thinking an application this fall ...
OSU Soil Scientist Lends His Expertise for Al Gore's New Book
November 18, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio – An internationally renown Ohio State University soil scientist has offered his expertise in carbon sequestration and soil management for a new book authored by Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore. ...
Worried About Moldy Corn? Test Grain to be Certain of Mycotoxins
November 19, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – The longer corn stands in the field, the greater the chances for ear molds and subsequent mycotoxin issues, but the only way to determine if grain is contaminated is to have it tested. "The presence of fungi is an in ...