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  1. National 4-H Week

    https://miami.osu.edu/events/national-4-h-week-0

    4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic ... in the country  ̶  from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities ...  ̶  are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and ...

  2. Nutrient Management Meetings Starting This Week

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/nutrient-management-meetings-starting-week

    The Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Auglaize, Hancock, and Lucas Counties are offering ... nutrient management workshops starting this week. The Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District will be ... include Soil Test Recommendations, Value of Manure, Cost of Hauling Manure, and Research on Side-Dressing ...

  3. 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Program

    https://lucas.osu.edu/events/2020-master-gardener-volunteer-program

    The initial training of classes for the 2020 Master Gardener Program will be held on Tuesdays in ...

  4. Stalk Quality Concerns

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/stalk-quality-concerns

    increase the potential for stalk rot that often leads to stalk lodging (Fig. 1).  This year persistent ... rains through June caused unprecedented planting delays. Saturated soils resulted in shallow root ... systems. Corn plantings in wet soils often resulted in surface and in-furrow compaction further restricting ...

  5. Plans Underway for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Pogram

    https://lucas.osu.edu/news/plans-underway-2020-master-gardener-volunteer-pogram

    Plans are underway for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Program. An application is available ...

  6. Potential for Nitrate Problems in Drought Stressed Corn

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/potential-nitrate-problems-drought-stressed-corn

    Have very dry soil conditions increased the potential for toxic levels of nitrates in corn ... harvested for silage? Nitrates absorbed from the soil by plant roots are normally incorporated into plant ... all drought conditions cause high nitrate levels in plant. If the soil nitrate supply is low in the ...

  7. Fall Herbicide Treatments – Even More Important This Year?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-33/fall-herbicide-treatments-%E2%80%93-even-more-important-year

    far this fall.  We anticipate that rain occurring now that leads to some sustained soil moisture near ... the spring, which can prevent soil from drying out and warming up, interfere with tillage and ... leading to higher end of season weed populations in some fields.  A number of acres were never planted, ...

  8. Don’t Leave Mycorrhizae Stranded in Your Prevented Planting Acres

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-33/don%E2%80%99t-leave-mycorrhizae-stranded-your-prevented-planting-acres

    roots. They aid plants in scavenging for soil nutrients, by extending the root system via structures ... Mycorrhizae also produce a protein called glomalin, which glues soil aggregates together to increase soil ... stability. Overall, this may increase soil tilth, drainage, and the soil’s ability to hold onto essential ...

  9. Is a late soybean harvest in your future?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/late-soybean-harvest-your-future

    the excess pods and weed seed can result in decreased air flow and circulation and lead to increased ... Ken Hellevang, an Agricultural Engineer for North Dakota State University Extension states that this ... cause damage to seed coats and lead to increased risk of the soybeans splitting. Hellevang also mentions ...

  10. Managing Corn Harvest this Fall with Variable Corn Conditions

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-34/managing-corn-harvest-fall-variable-corn-conditions

    if the gathering chains/stalk rolls don’t change speed our header loss will increase. This leads to ... increased fodder leads to higher threshing losses. The first consideration in threshing settings is cob ...

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