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  1. The Soil Food Web

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-11/soil-food-web

    results in plants using the sun’s energy to fix carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  This process creates ... a source of food for humans. Agriculture can enhance the soil food web to create more soil life by better ... phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) test can be used to measure the activity of the soil food web. (Refer to the ...

  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. It’s All About the Weed Seedbank – Part 2: Where Has All the Waterhemp Come From?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-12/it%E2%80%99s-all-about-weed-seedbank-%E2%80%93-part-2-where-has-all-waterhemp

    result was that it just took longer for waterhemp in Ohio to develop the multiple herbicide resistance ... are fields where lack of control is resulting in waterhemp survival and seed production.  And we had ... going to lead to a second with similar problems, based on the time it takes a grower to understand the ...

  4. Windows for Planting Expected Next 2-3 Weeks

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-13/windows-planting-expected-next-2-3-weeks

    forward for the rest of May, we will be seeing increasing temperatures which will lead to increasing ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Getting Corn Off to a Good Start- Planting Depth Can Make a Difference

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-12/getting-corn-good-start-planting-depth-can-make-difference

    and result in less developed roots, smaller stalk diameters, smaller ears and reduced yields. In ... results are highly influenced by temperature and rainfall in the given season. Improving our understanding ... temperature fluctuation in shallow planting depths resulting in faster accumulation of soil GDDs driving ...

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

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-13/oardc-branch-station-temperature-air-and-soil-and-precipitation

    The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Agricultural Research Stations ... Agricultural Research Stations from around the state. The accumulated precipitation (in inches) is provided in ...

  8. Will Planting Delays Require Switching Corn Hybrid Maturities?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-12/will-planting-delays-require-switching-corn-hybrid-maturities

    regions of the state. Results of studies evaluating hybrid response to delayed planting dates indicate ... than 2600 GDDs when planted in late May or early June, i.e. a 30-day delay in planting may result in ...

  9. Fertilizer and Manure Application Weather Forecast Tools

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-13/fertilizer-and-manure-application-weather-forecast-tools

    Agriculture is designed to help nutrient applicators identify times when weather-risk for applying is low. ...

  10. Delayed Planting Effects on Corn Yield: A “Historical” Perspective

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-12/delayed-planting-effects-corn-yield-%E2%80%9Chistorical%E2%80%9D-perspective

      50   84   May 20   159   155   0 Data Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service USDA/NASS ... factors. Favorable weather conditions subsequent to planting may result in late planted crops producing ... Ohio, 1980-2018. Data Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service USDA/NASS ...

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