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  1. The Haney Test for Soil Health

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-07/haney-test-soil-health

    The Haney test was developed by Rick Haney of United States Department of Agriculture-Ag Research ... used as a comparison over time to determine progress in improving soil health.  Other test results ... soil building practices such as no-till and cover crops. Calibration of test results is needed since ...

  2. The PLFA Soil Health Test

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/plfa-soil-health-test

    chemical soil testing. Identifying and quantifying different soil organisms requires a range of ... sophisticated methods and instruments that most soil labs do not have. However, some labs offer a PLFA test that ... (University of Missouri) The PLFA test can provide a real-time snapshot of the soil microbial community.   ...

  3. OARDC Branch Station Temperature (Air and Soil) and Precipitation Analysis

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-12/oardc-branch-station-temperature-air-and-soil-and-precipitation

    Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the ... 5, 2019. Stars designate a selection of OARDC Agricultural Research Stations from around the state. ...

  4. Effect of Soybean Relative Maturity on Grain Yield

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/effect-soybean-relative-maturity-grain-yield

    Fall 2018 was extremely wet, and as a result, small grain and cover crops throughout the state ... of soybean relative maturity on grain yield. In Wood County, we tested sixteen soybean cultivars ... tested sixteen soybean cultivars ranging in maturity from 1.1 to 4.6 (Figure 2). Soybean yield increased ...

  5. Adapting Burndown Herbicide Programs to Wet Weather Delays

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-11/adapting-burndown-herbicide-programs-wet-weather-delays

    can result in a need to alter the residual herbicide program.   Labels allow mixtures of ... substitute Sharpen for 2,4-D when it’s not possible to wait 7 days to plant, but this may result in reduced ... volume of 15 to 20 gpa for best results.  A consideration here is that in large no-till weed situations, ...

  6. OARDC Branch Station Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-11/oardc-branch-station-near-surface-air-and-soil-temperatures

    Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the ...

  7. Corn Management Practices for Later Planting Dates – Changes to Consider

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-10/corn-management-practices-later-planting-dates-%E2%80%93-changes-consider

    operations when soil is wet. Yield reductions resulting from "mudding the seed in" are usually much ... greater than those resulting from a slight planting delay. Yields may be reduced somewhat this year due to ... work will provide minimal benefits if it results in further planting delays. No-till offers the best ...

  8. 2018 County Yield Estimates Available

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-08/2018-county-yield-estimates-available

    Agricultural Statistics Service.  This annual report provides a look back to the previous production year and ... 2018 wheat crop were released back in December of 2018. Western Ohio continues to lead the state in ... both corn and soybean yields and production.  The counties leading the corn yield estimates were ...

  9. It’s All About the Weed Seedbank – Part 1: Where Has All the Marestail Gone?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-10/it%E2%80%99s-all-about-weed-seedbank-%E2%80%93-part-1-where-has-all-marestail

    marestail and pigweed seed is a relative lack of dormancy, which results in the potential for an almost ... or Palmer amaranth plant.  The net result of these two characteristics, though, is that these weeds ...

  10. Assessing the Value of Variable Seeding Rates in Corn Production

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/assessing-value-variable-seeding-rates-corn-production

    hybrids. In order to help estimate the profitability of variable rate corn seeding, we used results of ... economic optimum seeding rate (EOSR, or seeding rate resulting in the greatest profit) was calculated for ... ranged from 117 to 271 bu/acre (205.5 bu/acre average), which resulted in a return-to-seed (RTS) range of ...

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