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  1. The PLFA Soil Health Test

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/plfa-soil-health-test

    macro organisms is essential for a healthy soil. While the soil biology plays a key role in building ... healthy soils, it can also provide nutrients to crops and naturally control some soil-borne pests and ... diseases. However, it is difficult to assess the soil biological properties in a lab compared to traditional ...

  2. What are your Bedding Options; Is Keeping a Thin Wheat Stand Worth It?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/what-are-your-bedding-options-keeping-thin-wheat-stand-worth-it

    harvesting corn and soybeans. This can be a great bedding source but also removes winter soil erosion ... coverage. One option for this maybe to bale the residue then plant a cover crop to protect the soil from ... one ton of residue is produced per 40 bushels of corn or 30 bushels of soybeans. This leads to about ...

  3. 2018 County Yield Estimates Available

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-08/2018-county-yield-estimates-available

    Agricultural Statistics Service.  This annual report provides a look back to the previous production year and ... 2018 wheat crop were released back in December of 2018. Western Ohio continues to lead the state in ... both corn and soybean yields and production.  The counties leading the corn yield estimates were ...

  4. Adapting Burndown Herbicide Programs to Wet Weather Delays

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-11/adapting-burndown-herbicide-programs-wet-weather-delays

    While it’s not terribly late yet, the wet soils and wet forecast could keep most of us out of the ...

  5. It’s All About the Weed Seedbank – Part 1: Where Has All the Marestail Gone?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-10/it%E2%80%99s-all-about-weed-seedbank-%E2%80%93-part-1-where-has-all-marestail

    soil seedbank.  One of the characteristics shared by marestail, giant ragweed, and the nasty pigweeds, ... waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, is a rapid decline in seed viability in the soil within the first year, and ...

  6. The Haney Test for Soil Health

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-07/haney-test-soil-health

    The Haney test was developed by Rick Haney of United States Department of Agriculture-Ag Research ... Service in Temple, Texas.  The Haney test uses unique soil extracts in the lab to determine what quantity ... of soil nutrients are available to soil microbes.  This test also evaluates soil health indicators ...

  7. Solvita ® CO2 Respiration Soil Health Test

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-08/solvita-%C2%AE-co2-respiration-soil-health-test

    Co-Author:  Vinayak Shedekar, Postdoctoral Researcher OSU A measurement for determining soil ... health is the release of carbon dioxide (CO 2) from the soil.  Carbon dioxide emissions from soil are ... indicates doubling of soil respiration.                  Figure 2:  Solvita paddle color chart.  After 24 ...

  8. Modified Relay Intercropping: Now is the Time to Make Sure your Plan will Work

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-08/modified-relay-intercropping-now-time-make-sure-your-plan-will

    wide row wheat, this early planting date in 10-inch wheat leads to tall spindly soybeans that fall over ... planting much earlier than that often leads to tall soybeans that are clipped during wheat harvest. Some ... is to make sure you have good planting equipment that creates good seed to soil contact protecting ...

  9. Dealing with Winter Injured Forage Stands

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-10/dealing-winter-injured-forage-stands

    in alfalfa. The saturated soil during much of the winter took its toll, with winter heaving being ...

  10. Estimating Wheat Yield With Stem Counts

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-07/estimating-wheat-yield-stem-counts

    saturated soils, and freeze-thaw cycles that cause soil heaving. All of which may lead to substantial stand ...

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