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Planting Scabby Wheat
Although scab was not widespread in Ohio this year, there were a few pockets with high levels of the disease in some parts of the state. In addition, persistent rainfall over the last several weeks has caused producers to be concerned about grain quality ...
Foliar Diseases Already Showing up in Corn
Foliar diseases, especially Gray Leaf Spot (GLS) and Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB), are already showing up in some corn fields. Although this a little bit on the early side for Ohio, it is not at all surprising, since we have had several wet, humid day ...
Prospects for “Muddied Corn”
During the past two weeks, flooding and ponding have occurred across Ohio, especially in river bottoms and along streams. In some localized areas, this may have resulted in partial and complete immersion of corn in nearby fields, especially in low spots. ...
Late Harvest and Grain Quality Concerns
Wheat harvest will likely be late again this year. Physiologically, the crop is now ready for harvest in some fields, but will likely not be harvested until the first or second week of July or even later. Late harvest coupled with excessive rainfall mean ...
Wet Weather and Weed Management
1. Wet weather has delayed POST herbicide applications in both corn and soybeans. This can result in weeds and crops that are larger and more advanced in growth stage than anticipated. The larger crop is primarily a problem in corn, where a more advanc ...
Wet Weather: Flooding, Poor Nodulation, and Disease Concerns
The forecast for the coming week is for continued rain and in many cases this will fall on already saturated soils across the northern and west central part of the state. This is going to be tough on soybeans. Here is a guide to help differentiate among ...
Still Working on Planting Soybean?
The majority of the soybean acres in Ohio have been planted. (According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 85% of the soybean acres were planted by May 31.) However, even if 5% of the soybean acres are not yet planted, with 5.1 millio ...
Purple and Yellow Corn, What is Going On?
Corn seedlings often turn yellow (due to low nitrogen uptake and/or limited chlorophyll synthesis) or purple (reduced root development) under cool, wet conditions. Some hybrids are more likely to increase anthocyanin (purple pigment) content when plants a ...
How is that stand?
Some soybeans have been planted and issues have already been reported. The most common symptom is spotty areas around the field with large skips or limited emergence. Take a garden trowel and dig up a few places and try to find the seed that was placed ...