Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference
CTC will be March 14-15, 2023, at Ohio Northern University. Connect with other great farmers and CCAs, experience new ideas, and increase your net income. David Hula, the Corn Yield Champion (4 years!) will be our keynote speaker. PLUS, he will be on the ...
Drones for Spraying Pesticides
Traditionally, aerial spraying of pesticides has been done using conventional fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters with a pilot onboard. However, this is changing. Small, remotely piloted aircraft are being used to apply pesticides around the world, especia ...
Kendall Lovejoy Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources ...
Harvest date should be determined by crop maturity, not by the calendar. Plan to harvest fields with potential lodging or harvest loss problems (such as stalk rot or deer damage) first. All field shelled corn with more than 15 percent moisture must be dri ...
A good nutrient management program is one of the keys to high yield corn production. Instituting best management techniques to ensure adequate nutrient availability throughout the growing season can pay real dividends at the end of the year and minimize t ...
Making Replant Decisions
Although it is not unusual that 5 to 10 percent of planted seeds fail to establish healthy plants, additional stand losses resulting from insects, frost, hail, flooding or poor seedbed conditions may call for a decision on whether or not to replant a fiel ...
Plant Populations and Seeding Rates
When corn is produced for grain in Ohio, recommended plant populations at harvest (or final stand) can range from 24,000 to 34,000+ plants per acre, depending on the hybrid and production environment. Yield response to plant population is influenced by se ...
Corn Growth and Development
Additional topics on corn growth and development: Hybrid Selection Grain Quality Maturity Date of Planting Days to Maturity Rating System Seeding Depth Growing Degree Day (GDD) Maturity Rating System Row Width Yield Potential and Stability Plant Pop ...
Date of Planting
The recommended time for planting corn in northern Ohio is April 15 to May 10 and in southern Ohio, April 10 to May 10. Approximately 100 to 150 GDDs (heat units) are required for corn to emerge. In central Ohio, this number of GDDs usually accumulates by ...