Meet Your New Weed Science Extension State Specialist- Dr. Alyssa Essman
If you are a faithful r eader of the CORN newsletter, you’re likely familiar with the name Dr. Alyssa Essman. Currently, Alyssa is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Weed Science with responsibilities in research, teaching, and Extension on a two-year app ...
Sidedressing Manure into Corn
Most of the corn planted this spring has emerged with good stands. With the dry weather, corn is growing slowly and the opportunity to use manure as a side-dress nitrogen source for corn has arrived. The application of manure to corn can make excellent us ...
Late Spring Dry Spell Underway
Memorial Day felt like the typical unofficial start to summer, with highs well into the 80s across the state. This has not been the case much this spring, as average temperatures since April 1 st have been up to 2°F below average. Along with this cooler s ...
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2023 Western Ohio Wheat Field Day
Join us for the 2023 Western Ohio Wheat Field Day on June 13 at the Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston. Topics will include wheat planting date and seeding rate interactions, breeding and genetics, identification of cereal leaf beet ...
Battle for the Belt: Episode 11
Episode 11 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7LR9tNM7lI In Episode 11, we are in the field with Dr. Alyssa Essman, Ohio State Extension Weeds Specialist, to learn about early season weed management and the effect of ...
Lep Monitoring Network Update #3 – Trap Counts for BCW, AMW and ECB-IA
The Ohio LEP Network is continuing to monitor moth pests across Ohio. For our third week of monitoring, we are reporting the numbers for black cutworm (BCW), true armyworm (AMW), and European corn borer (ECB) IA & NY moths across Ohio. These insects’ ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 7 (Final)
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Air temperatures in Ohio ran 2-5°F below average over the last 7 days. In fact, locations across northwest and northeast Ohio fell below freezing on the morning of May 18 th, with unofficial reports as low as 26°F in Sandusk ...
Forage Maturity Across Ohio
Many forage fields were harvested this past week with many more to be harvested this week with the excellent weather ahead. This past week alfalfa fields grew 6-10 inches but didn’t rapidly progress through the maturity growth stages. In general alfalfa ...
Fungicide and Insecticide at Flowering: Is This Really Warranted?
The wheat crop is flowering or will soon begin to flower in southern and central Ohio. Flowering will continue in the northern half of the state over the next two weeks. This is the growth stage as which the crop is most susceptible to infection by Fusari ...