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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions— Focus on Variety Selection
Each year things seem to be coming earlier, choices need to be made even before we have this current crop in the grain bin, much less have it sold. Here are a couple of suggestions as you prepare for the 2016 crop. 1. Focus variety selection on the ...
Burndown Herbicides for No-tillage Wheat
This summer’s weather caused problems with weed control in some areas of the state, and this certainly includes our two major weeds, giant ragweed and marestail. As we move through harvest and into the season of wheat planting and fall herbicide applicat ...
Symptoms of Early Maturity in Some Fields in Ohio
Across the state some soybeans have hit the later growth stages and we have a range of tall, beautiful soybeans loaded with pods to short, scraggly, can still see the rows with few pods soybeans and everything in between. Variability rules for the summer ...
This Might end up being a Low Foliar Disease Year in Corn
Early development of gray leaf spot (GLS) and northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) had us all concerned about the potential for major epidemics of these diseases in 2015. However, conditions have since been warm and dry across most of the state, drastically r ...
Does your field have Western Bean Cutworm larva?
Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving calls, emails and texts about finding large caterpillars feeding on corn ears (see photo). In most cases, these are turning out to be Western bean cutworms. Although our numbers have been about the same as ...
Estimating Soybean Yield
To estimate yield, four soybean yield components need to be considered: plants per acre, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seeds per pound (seed size). A printable worksheet to estimate soybean yield can be found by clicking here. It is difficult to a ...
Late season diseases showing up in unexpected places in 2015
All of the rain during May, June, & July continues to impact the soybean crop in some areas of the state during 2015 in Ohio. Surveys of our plots and some scouting in the lower canopy have turned up some surprises and some we expected. 1. Sclero ...
Stink bugs in Soybeans
As our soybean begins to develop flowers and pods, we need to be aware of stink bugs that will begin feeding. Although more common in the southern US, we have been noticing more stink bugs in soybean the past few years, even some fields where economic da ...