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  1. Using the Forecasting System to Assess the Risk of Head Scab

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-15/using-forecasting-system-assess-risk-head-scab

    The head scab risk tool can be used to assess the risk of head scab and to help guide fungicide ... the risk for head scab (* susceptible variety): Scab susceptible soft red winter wheat variety planted ... that scab risk is high.   6.) Find the approximate location of your field and assess the risk for head ...

  2. Summer Weather Outlook

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-15/summer-weather-outlook-0

    rains, soil moisture has increased again in Ohio and remains above normal in much of the corn and soybean ... belt. The soils are not as wet as 2019 but with above normal soil moisture will come plenty of ... evapotranspiration. In 2019 for Ohio, soil moisture generally ranked in the top 1-5% wettest while currently we are in ...

  3. Meet Forrest Lang: Pushing Personal Boundaries to a Distinguished Level of Service

    https://fabe.osu.edu/news/meet-forrest-lang-pushing-personal-boundaries-distinguished-level-service

    Forrest Lang, a recent graduate of the agricultural systems management (ASM) program, spent his ... financial support and time towards two agricultural charity organizations: Ohio AgrAbility and Farm ... Rescue."  Offered through OSU Extension, the Ohio AgrAbility program assists farmers and other agricultural ...

  4. Alfalfa Continues to Mature

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-15/alfalfa-continues-mature

    rainfall totals than Eastern Ohio over the last two weeks. Keep in mind that harvesting when the soil is ...

  5. Fitness for Farm Life

    https://agnr.osu.edu/events/fitness-farm-life

    work and life for agricultural workers of all ages and abilities. The goal is to show you that by ... our physical abilities to continue doing what we all love-farming and gardening.  May 5   Watch ...

  6. Scab Risk Low, but Keep Your Eyes on Leaf Diseases

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-14/scab-risk-low-keep-your-eyes-leaf-diseases

    According to the FHB forecasting system, the risk for head scab continues to be low across the ... flowering usually reduce the risk for scab, as the disease develops best under warm, wet, or humid ... heading and anthesis. If it continues to rain and stays wet and humid over the next few weeks, the risk ...

  7. Potential for Toxic Nitrate Levels in Forages

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/potential-toxic-nitrate-levels-forages

    condition that slows plant growth and metabolism can increase the risk of higher plant nitrate levels. This ... in Ohio and surrounding regions. Plants readily take up nitrates from the soil, even under colder ... conditions, and especially since we have plentiful soil moisture to facilitate uptake. Once in the plant, ...

  8. Cold Weather Impact on Corn and Soybean

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/cold-weather-impact-corn-and-soybean

    soil temperature at a 2-inch depth was 38°F at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Wood ... growth stage of the plant. The soil can provide some temperature buffering capacity, especially if soil ... is wet. Water is approximately 4x more resistant to temperature changes than air or dry soil, and ...

  9. Burndown and Residual Herbicide Issues

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/burndown-and-residual-herbicide-issues

    relative amounts of rain needed for “activation”, or adequate movement into the soil to reach germinating ... May.  Aside from this, residual herbicide activity is not really dependent upon soil reaching a certain ... small-seeded weeds that emerge at or just below the soil surface, but be less effective on larger-seeded weeds ...

  10. CFAES Ag Weather System Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/cfaes-ag-weather-system-near-surface-air-and-soil

    last edition of this year’s soil temperature series in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter. Thanks especially to ... Elizabeth Hawkins and Sam Custer for persistently supplying daily soil temperatures records from their ... locations this spring. Figure 1 shows that two- and four-inch soil temperatures cooled once again after ...

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