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Residual Herbicide Issues – were they applied, are they working, what to do
While a variety of rainfall and soil moisture conditions can be found around Ohio, a shortage of rain following application of residual herbicides seems to be common. We are hearing about weeds emerging early in the season even where residual herbicides ...
Late-Season Weed Issues – Are We Having Fun Yet?
According to our weather guru, there is no close precedent for a summer like this in the last 100 years, and I can’t recall a year with this much mid-season rain in my almost 30 years here. This has obviously caused immense problems with post-emergence h ...
Wet Weather and Late-Season Fungicides
Wet weather is continuing to be a problem throughout the state, and many questions are popping up regarding late-season fungicides. With funding from Ohio Soybean Council, we conducted a “high-input” trial in 2013 (9 locations) and 2014 (7 locations) to ...
Fungicide Applications Depend on Soybean Growth Stages and Presence of Disease
We have had lots of inquiries this past week on the benefit or lack-there-of from fungicide applications on soybean in Ohio. There are several factors that I have found in the past that can influence this return on investment: growth stage of the plant ...
More on Fungicides and Tank-Mixing with Insecticides
Foliar diseases continue to spread up the corn plant in some fields, so, this may be the year to apply a foliar fungicide to minimize losses due to diseases such as Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) and Gray Leaf Spot (GLS). Both GLS and NCLB may cause yie ...
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 ...