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  1. Rain, Rain, Go Away, Right On Down the Ditch and Drain

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/rain-rain-go-away-righto-down-ditch-and-drain

    table in the soil, or right above saturated soil. This of course depends on soil type, with some soils ... dependent upon soil type. Using our same clay example from earlier: for an “excellent” rating, tile is ... Agricultural ditches are a necessary part of most drainage systems. These provide channels for the water to ...

  2. Does Pipeline Installation have a Lasting Effect on Crop Yields?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/does-pipeline-installation-have-lasting-effect-crop-yields

    their soils and crops. Last fall, we collected soil and yield samples from 24 different farms impacted ... relative to the non-impacted area. Soils within the ROW had more rock fragments, lower soil moisture, and ... had a higher resistance to penetration which indicates lasting forms of soil compaction. We will be ...

  3. How to Distinguish Flooding Injury from Phytophthora or Pythium Root Rot in Soybeans

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/23-2021/how-distinguish-flooding-injury-phytophthora-or-pythium-root-rot

    Flooding injury occurs when soils are saturated for several days and anoxia develops.  The roots ... much as 50% of the stand.  Where soils have been saturated but not submerged – this is a great year to ... check on those ratings. Saturated soils promote infection from many of the watermolds – from our data ...

  4. Japanese Beetles- Little Beetles with Big Appetites

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/japanese-beetles-little-beetles-big-appetites

    but they also feed on the roots of ornamental trees and shrubs as well as garden crops.  The damage ... on flower buds and fruit.  Often it may seem to the gardener that the home landscape is overrun with ... pesticide. There is, however, a non-chemical control option available to the diligent gardener.  The first ...

  5. To Spray or Not to Spray…Foliar Products at R3

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/23-2021/spray-or-not-spray%E2%80%A6foliar-products-r3

    fields with high pH or high organic matter (muck), especially if soils are droughty. In dry soil ... unnecessary. Summary When soybean plants are yellow due to saturated soil conditions as seen in northern Ohio ...

  6. Hello from Horticulture

    https://ati.osu.edu/newsletter/wednesday-wire/july-14-2021/hello-from-horticulture

    annual garden open house on Friday, August 6, 3:00-7:00 pm in the campus learning gardens.  This event ... garden site. I will be exiting my role as Division Chair on August 15, 2021.  It has been an honor to ... been working tirelessly this summer to bring landscapes, ball fields, and campus learning gardens back ...

  7. Weather Update: A Wet Start to Summer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/23-2021/weather-update-wet-start-summer

    greatly improved soil moisture and stream flow conditions across the Buckeye State. For some, it has been ...

  8. Farm Office Live

    https://farmoffice.osu.edu/events/farm-office-live-8

    with the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. ...

  9. Nutrient Value of Wheat Straw

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/nutrient-value-wheat-straw

    to have a C:N ratio of 57:1.) Rate of mineralization is also influenced by soil moisture and ... straw does lower soil potassium levels. If straw is removed after heavy rainfall, some of the potassium ... may have leached out of the straw, lowering the nutrient value. However, a soil test should be done to ...

  10. Late Wheat Harvest and Grain Quality Concerns

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/late-wheat-harvest-and-grain-quality-concerns

    lead to pre-harvest sprouting in some varieties. Sprouting is characterized by the swelling of kernels, ... converted and used up for germination, which leads to reduced test weights. Even before visual signs of ... with head scab, vomitoxin may build-up to higher levels in the grain, leading to further grain quality ...

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