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 ...
Interested in Soil Health? Learn together with OSU Extension
Improving soil health (SH) can provide a variety of benefits including improved water infiltration, increased water holding capacity, and increased nutrient availability. However, it can be challenging to quantify these benefits in the field. With funding ...
Forage Maturity Across Ohio
Warm weather this spring especially over the last couple of weeks has rapidly progressed forage maturity. Harvesting forages at the proper time for the livestock you are feeding is critical to farm profitability. Poor quality forages must be supplemented ...
Junior Fair Royalty Applications
The Darke County Junior Fair King and Queen Pageant will be held Tuesday, July 11, 7:00pm, Radiant Lighthouse, 5256 Sebring Warner Road, Greenville. Interviews will be held Monday, July 10 at Radiant Lighthouse. Pageant applications are due June 15, 4: ...
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We are still very early, but if crop stands are a concern…
We are still early, but if you planted in April or the first few days of May, soil conditions have been wet and cold in many parts of the state. Early plantings, cold air/soil temperatures, and precipitation cause slow progress in corn and soybean. In Fig ...
Lep Monitoring Network – Ohio Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Monitoring
The Ohio Lep Network is back for a second year of monitoring Lepidopteran (moth/caterpillar) ag pests in 15 Ohio counties. The counties that will be monitoring in 2023 include Auglaize, Brown, Gallia, Hardin, Highland, Lucas, Muskingum, Pike, Putnam, Trum ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 5
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 ...
Cressleaf Groundsel Identification
Fields of yellow flowers can be found all over the state. Issues with cressleaf groundsel can bring about questions concerning toxicity to livestock. Previous C.O.R.N. articles have covered management and can be found here. Cressleaf groundsel may be conf ...