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  1. 2014 Forage Performance Trial Results

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-41/2014-forage-performance-trial-results

    Results from the 2014 Ohio Forage Performance Trials are now available online at http://oardc.osu.edu/forage2014/. The report includes yield trials of commercial varieties of alfalfa, red and white clover, orchardgrass, tall fescue, and annual ryegrass in ...

  2. Large Variation in Forage Grass Performance in 2014

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-41/large-variation-forage-grass-performance-2014

    This past growing season demonstrated that forage grasses are not created equal. Following one of the coldest winters on record in Ohio, there were large differences among forage grass species and varieties for winter injury and yield. We all remember the ...

  3. Drought-Tolerant Corn Hybrids: What is the Fit for Ohio?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-40/drought-tolerant-corn-hybrids-what-fit-ohio

    Drought events are predicted to increase with rising global temperatures and altered rainfall patterns. It is important that agronomists investigate ways to maximize water use to help reduce grain yield losses from drought events. If Ohio corn yields had ...

  4. 2014 Ohio Corn Performance Test: Regional Overviews

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-40/2014-ohio-corn-performance-test-regional-overviews

    In 2014, 209 corn hybrids representing 28 commercial brands were evaluated in the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT). Four tests were established in the Southwestern/West Central/Central (SW/WC/C) region and three tests were established in the Northwestern ...

  5. Post-Harvest Guidelines for Yield Monitors

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-40/post-harvest-guidelines-yield-monitors

    The end of harvest marks a good time to implement good management practices for yield monitors including taking steps to winterize components.  Yield monitors continue to increase and in most cases are standard options on today’s combines with the yield m ...

  6. 2014 Soybean Seed Treatment and Foliar Trials Available Online

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-40/2014-soybean-seed-treatment-and-foliar-trials-available-online

    The purpose of the Ohio Soybean Seed Treatment and Foliar Trials are to evaluate soybean seed treatments and foliar products for stand and yield.  This evaluation gives soybean producers comparative information for selecting soybean seed treatments and fo ...

  7. Does Black Layer Form When Corn Is Frosted?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/does-black-layer-form-when-corn-frosted

    Black layer is the stage in corn development at which kernel growth ceases and maximum kernel dry weight is achieved (also referred to as “physiological maturity”).  A killing fall frost prior to physiological maturity can cause premature leaf death or wh ...

  8. Frosted Forage Precautions

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/frosted-forage-precautions

    Jack Frost will be visiting us soon.  Several forage species can be extremely toxic soon after a frost because they contain compounds called cyanogenic glucosides that are converted quickly to prussic acid (i.e. hydrogen cyanide) in freeze-damaged plant t ...

  9. Soybean Pod Shattering

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/soybean-pod-shattering

    Soybean pod shattering is not completely understood.  Through breeding efforts (beginning approximately 5,000 years ago when soybean was first thought to be domesticated), soybean plants have gained pod shattering resistance (Dong et al., 2014).  However, ...

  10. Five Things to Know about Fall Herbicide Treatments

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2014-35/five-things-know-about-fall-herbicide-treatments

    There is plenty of information on fall herbicide treatments in the C.O.R.N. newsletter archive and on other university websites.  Our philosophy on this has not changed much over the past decade.  A few brief reminders follow: 1.  When to spray?  Anytime ...

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