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  1. Respiratory Alert- Wheat harvest may expose farmers to vomitoxin and other moldy conditions in the grain dust

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-22/respiratory-alert-wheat-harvest-may-expose-farmers-vomitoxin-and

    fields is often contaminated with vomitoxin and other mycotoxins, because the disease and toxins go hand ... pinkish-white fungal mycelium, and most importantly, heavily contaminated with mycotoxins. Compared to healthy ... contaminated with vomitoxin, as well as pieces of fungal mycelium (mold).   Breathing grain dust can have ...

  2. “Working Lands” Forage Field Days Planned

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-22/%E2%80%9Cworking-lands%E2%80%9D-forage-field-days-planned

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture Working Lands Buffer Program allows for forage to be grown and ... Grassland Council, and your local Soil and Water Conservations Districts to learn about the Working Lands ... Program. Topics to be covered at these field days include: Soil Fertility ~ Seed Bed Preparation ~ Forage ...

  3. Ohio Manure Science Review 2019

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-22/ohio-manure-science-review-2019

    are the Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Cooper Farms, ... production and soil health. Field demonstrations will look at calibrating manure spreaders, stockpiling solid ... In addition to College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science, the event’s collaborators ...

  4. Wet Forages pose risk of barn fires

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/wet-forages-pose-risk-barn-fires

    that your hay or straw may be a fire risk because it was baled at a high moisture, monitor it twice ... a day.  If the pipe is too hot to hold in your hand, you are at risk for a fire. For more information on ... the risk zone and there is machinery or livestock in the barn remove them before removing the hay.  ...

  5. Considerations for Using Soybeans as a Cover Crop

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-21/considerations-using-soybeans-cover-crop

    generally recognized by agricultural experts as agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or ... other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement is planted at the recommended seeding rate, ... purposes related to conservation or soil improvement. To optimize the use of soybean as a cover crop, ...

  6. For Head Scab & Yield-Don’t Delay Wheat Harvest (Well…If the weather cooperates)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/201918/head-scab-yield-don%E2%80%99t-delay-wheat-harvest-well%E2%80%A6if-weather

    risk for increased disease, vomitoxin contamination, lodging, sprouting, and harvest loss. With funding ... at risk for increased disease, vomitoxin contamination, lodging, sprouting, and harvest loss. Wheat ... above, leaving it in the field to dry-down increases the risk of re-wetting, which could increase ...

  7. Use More Caution this Year to Reduce Spray Drift

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-22/use-more-caution-year-reduce-spray-drift

    may damage non-target crops nearby, and poses a serious health risk to people living in areas where ... by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. As you know, we are experiencing an unusual weather situation ... things you can do to minimize spray drift. Pay attention to wind speed more than anything else. The risk ...

  8. Canning Summer Tomatoes

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/canning-summer-tomatoes

    Are you ready for tomatoes and peppers fresh from the garden? I love it when the summer bounty ... at farmers markets and in your own garden. I am frequently asked about canning “special recipe” or ...

  9. Thinking about Cover Crops…… thoughts to consider

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-22/thinking-about-cover-crops%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6-thoughts-consider

    prevent planting acres protects the soil from further water and wind erosion. This is here to help you ... management for lasting improvements to your soil health. Remember fitting the cover crop to the scenario or ... Reducing erosion Nitrogen source Nitrogen scavenger Soil builder Erosion fighter Weed fighter Good grazing ...

  10. Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates for Corn

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/nitrogen-fertilizer-rates-corn

    Our frequent rainfalls and wet soils are creating difficult circumstances to provide sidedress ... is limited capability for the soil to store nitrogen, dependent mainly upon soil organic matter ... to loss.  The main avenues of loss involve water; either nitrogen leaching through the soil profile ...

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