And Now….There’s No Rain – Reminders About Residual Herbicides
It’s always fun when rainfall is feast or famine. Dry periods such as the coming week are great for about everything except weed management. From the perspective of making sure residual herbicides work, we like to see a decent rain about once a week. R ...
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Lep Monitoring Network Update #2 – Black Cutworm & True Armyworm
We are currently in our second week of monitoring for black cutworm (BCW) and true armyworm (AMW) moths in Ohio. Both moths are early season pests in Ohio that migrate to the state and lay eggs in fields. Once the eggs hatch, the caterpillars cause damage ...
Battle for the Belt: Episode 10
Episode 10 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbYtQZXc-lc In Episode 10, we talk with Dr. Aaron Wilson about our upcoming weather forecast and get field updates from each of the plot locations: Wooster, Northwest, and ...
If You Planted and Heavy Rainfall Affected Your Fields…
According to the USDA-NASS report for the week ending 05/14/23, 26% of Ohio’s corn and 28% of Ohio’s soybean acres were planted. About 8% of corn and soybean was reported emerged. Ohio’s planting (and emergence) progress is coming along for both corn (Fig ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 6
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed red), two-inch (green) and four-inch (blue) soil temperatures for spring 2023. Soil type and location of measurements (under sod or bare soil) are provided in the lower right c ...
Changes Ahead with Potential El Niño
After a dry late summer and autumn of 2022, winter turned wetter to offset that dry period. However, in April 2023, we turned a bit drier again. The main thing we need to monitor closely now is a rapidly developing event in the eastern equatorial Pacific ...