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08/30/2002 Continued Dry Weather May Spell Lodging Trouble for Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio - Though welcomed by corn growers across the state, the recent rainfall throughout Ohio will probably provide little relief for many cornfields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
12/10/2007 Transgenic Hybrids More Prominent in Corn Performance Trials COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Transgenic corn hybrids are becoming more prominent in Ohio State University Corn Performance Trials. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/22/2003 Corn Yield Projections Rosy Despite Growing Pains COLUMBUS, Ohio — Flooded fields, reduced stands, seedling blights, poor root development, leaf defoliation, hail and wind damage — you name it, the corn crop has suffered through it. But despite the shaky growing season, early yield projections are rosy. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/09/2010 Make Careful Decisions When Selecting 2011 Corn Hybrids COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio corn harvest may not be quite wrapped up yet this season, yet growers are already making decisions about hybrids to plant in 2011. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/23/2009 Agronomist: The Longer Corn Sits in Fields, the Greater the Yield Losses COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio growers waiting to harvest their corn most likely won't see a significant decrease in grain moisture, but run the risk of increased stalk lodging, moldy ears and yield losses the longer corn sits in the fields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/26/2002 Drought-Stressed Corn Struggling to Produce a Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hit-and-miss rain showers that have been recently soaking parts of Ohio may not be enough to relieve the corn crop's drought stress, ultimately resulting in significant yield losses. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/17/2006 Transgenic Corn Production Slowly Increasing in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Of all the major corn-producing states in the country, Ohio ranks last in adopting biotechnology varieties, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. But with high-yielding hybrids and seed package incentives, the shift to transgenic corn production may be accelerating. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/09/2008 Wet Soils Delaying Ohio Corn Planting COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio is already facing corn-planting delays, but growers have time to get their crop in the ground and walk away with potentially decent yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/25/2002 Corn Planting Behind Schedule COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recent wet weather conditions are working against Ohio growers in getting their corn crop in the ground. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/06/2001 Corn Yields Good Despite Variable Weather, Diseases COLUMBUS, Ohio - Despite early season wet weather, late season drought and stalk lodging issues caused by diseases, Ohio's corn crop is producing better-than-expected yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/19/2011 Hot, dry season putting damper on corn yield potential Late-planted Ohio corn may show signs of heat stress and reduced yield potential as extremely hot, dry days plague the state this week, said Ohio State Extension corn scientist Peter Thomison. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
07/18/2006 Corn Standing Tall Despite Severe Weather COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite severe weather that has been sweeping across Ohio bringing tornadoes and flooding, much of the state's corn crop has withstood the wrath of Mother Nature. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/21/2005 Health of Ohio's Corn Crop in Question COLUMBUS, Ohio — One thing that can protect Ohio's corn crop from drought damage is an element that the crop is lacking — ironically, driven by inadequate moisture. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
09/09/2010 Some Ohio Corn Ready for Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's corn crop may be ready for harvest sooner than anticipated. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
01/25/2011 'Corn University' to Examine Possibility of 300 Bushel Corn ADA, Ohio -- In 1992, Ohio's corn crop achieved a record yield of 143 bushels per acre. Since then, genetic improvements have led to even higher yields, with the state's 2010 crop averaging a very respectable 163 bushels per acre. Now, the buzz across the nation's Corn Belt is that a remarkable 300 bushels per acre is possible by the year 2030.  Martha Filipic Peter Thomison
04/07/2011 Ohio Farmers Planting More Corn Per Acre COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Today's generation of corn hybrids can withstand more stress -- and therefore more crowding -- than farmers have ever seen. And that means farmers often can plant more seeds per acre and have a good expectation of high yields, at least up to a point, says an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. Martha Filipic Peter Thomison
07/24/2007 Ohio Drought Impacting Potential Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's moderate drought is taking a toll on the state's corn crop, and some fields are already taking a major yield hit. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
02/19/2007 Know the Production Risks with Continuous Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Crop rotation is the key to maximizing yields while reducing potential problems with insect and diseases. However, some Ohio growers are willing to accept the risks of continuous corn production in the hopes of capturing more profit from higher corn prices. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/17/2010 Inspect Crops for Ponding or Freezing Damage COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio growers have enjoyed early corn and soybean planting this growing season, but now they may be facing some crop damage due to recent heavy rains and some freezing nighttime temperatures. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
02/05/2009 Ohio Corn Yields Take a Tumble in 2008 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A wet spring, dry summer and a hurricane in the fall dragged down Ohio corn yields, but it could have been worse, according to an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/13/2012 Effects from Sandy Could Delay Harvest and Impact Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – The high winds and heavy rains some parts of Ohio experienced last week with the remnants of Superstorm Sandy could cause stalk lodging and ear drop, leading to yield declines for corn and making a bad year even worse for many growers who’ve had losses because of the drought, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
05/07/2003 More GMO Corn Increasing Risk of Crop Contamination COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the production of genetically modified corn gradually increasing in Ohio, the risk of contaminating non-GMO corn through pollination is becoming more of a concern. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/18/2009 Extension Resources Available to Better Diagnose Corn Ear Abnormalities COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn ear abnormalities, caused by a variety of conditions from weather stress to diseases to insects, can be major limiting factors of yield and grain quality. Knowing what disorders affect the ear can lead to better management and greatly improve crop production. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/13/2006 Continued Harvest Delays May Mean More Lodging Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With over 30 percent of Ohio's corn crop still not yet harvested, some growers across the state may be facing significant lodging problems. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
10/01/2002 Rains Arrive Too Late To Help Corn Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recent scattered rainfall and saturated conditions generated from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isidore have arrived too late to pull Ohio's corn out its drought-stressed state, and may even prove detrimental for farmers trying to harvest their crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/31/2007 Dry Weather Curse and Blessing for Ohio's Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Prolonged dry weather may turn out to be both a curse and a blessing for Ohio's developing corn crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
12/01/2011 Corn Harvest Winding Down, Yields Better Than Expected COLUMBUS, Ohio – As farmers near completion of the 2011 harvest, Ohio State University corn extension specialist Peter Thomison said that despite major weather challenges at planting and harvest, yields were largely better than expected across much of Ohio. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
06/10/2008 Flooding Could Injure Corn Crop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Flooding from torrential downpours in some parts of Ohio coupled with current forecasts of hot weather may be bad news for the state's corn crop. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
07/15/2002 New Ohio State Extension Crop Field Guide Available COLUMBUS, Ohio - Growers seeking information about crop management, insect and disease problems and weed identification while in the field may find a new Ohio State University Extension pocket field guide helpful. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
11/20/2006 Wise Management Eases Problems When Weather Holds Up Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There may be little corn growers can do now to speed up harvest or alleviate lodging problems, but they can take steps next growing season to potentially avoid problems associated with cool, wet fall weather. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison