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  1. Identifying Feekes Growth Stage 6: Jointing

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-09/identifying-feekes-growth-stage-6-jointing

    1- Pull, or better yet, dig up, several clusters of tillers with roots and soil from multiple locations in the field; 2- Identify and select three to four primary tillers from each cluster – usually the largest tillers with the thickest stem, but size can ...

  2. Corn Planting Progress in Ohio: A “Historical” Perspective

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-09/corn-planting-progress-ohio-%E2%80%9Chistorical%E2%80%9D-perspective

    How much corn is typically planted in Ohio by the third week of April?  According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ohio/Publications/Crop_Prog...), for the week ending April 13 no appreciable ac ...

  3. Black Cutworm and Armyworm Counts on the Rise

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-09/black-cutworm-and-armyworm-counts-rise

    Last week, both Purdue University and the University of Kentucky reported high black cutworm catches. In addition, UKY caught a large number of armyworms in one of their traps.  Both of these moth species migrate into our area, lay eggs, and the developin ...

  4. Considerations Before Interseeding Soybeans into Wheat this Spring

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-09/considerations-interseeding-soybeans-wheat-spring

    Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI) is the planting of soybeans into standing wheat versus double cropping soybeans that are planted after wheat is harvested. Vyn et al found that relay intercropping of soybeans yielded better than double cropping of soybe ...

  5. Soybean Planting Date, Seeding Rate, and Row Width

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-09/soybean-planting-date-seeding-rate-and-row-width

    Planting date.   Planting date (both too early and too late) can reduce soybean yield potential.  In 2013 and 2014, we conducted a planting date trial at the Western Agricultural Research Station near South Charleston, Ohio.  In both years, soybean yield ...

  6. We have Nematodes in our Corn Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-09/we-have-nematodes-our-corn-fields

    Editor's note: Abasola Simon is also an author on this article. A total 425 corn fields were surveyed for plant-parasitic nematodes during the 2013 and 2014 growing seasons. In each year, soil samples were collected from 15-16 fields in each of 28 co ...

  7. Burndown of Cover Crops

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-08/burndown-cover-crops

    It can be difficult to find a comprehensive source of recommendations for the control of all of the possible cover crops prior to planting.  Some resources we have used recently: “Successful termination of cover crops”, Purdue Extension, Pub #WS-50-W, ava ...

  8. Wheat Management by Growth Stage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-08/wheat-management-growth-stage

    The winter wheat crop is greening up and as such growers will need to pay attention to crop growth stage in order to make adequate management decisions. Wheat growth stage identification is critical for effective timing of fungicide, insecticide, herbicid ...

  9. Getting Your Corn Crop Off to a Good Start in 2015

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-08/getting-your-corn-crop-good-start-2015

    Mistakes made during crop establishment are usually irreversible, and can put a "ceiling" on a crop's yield potential before the plants have even emerged. The following are some proven practices that will help get a corn crop off to a good ...

  10. Those Last-Minute Items on the ‘To-Do’ List Before the Planting Rush

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2015-08/those-last-minute-items-%E2%80%98-do%E2%80%99-list-planting-rush

    We all have those “I wish I had done list” – we won’t discuss how long ours are after one of these rush seasons.  Soil temperatures are: County Research Branch Temperature (F) on April 11 Jackson Jackson 60.0 Noble Eastern 58.4  Piketon Piketon 54.2 Clark ...

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