May is here, planting considerations for corn and soybean
May is here, and the planting season will speed up with better weather in the coming days/weeks. According to the USDA-NASS report for the week ending 04/23/23, 6% of Ohio’s soybean and 6% of Ohio’s corn acres were planted. Relative to the 5-year average ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 4
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Cooler weather remained in place this past week with temperatures running 2-6°F below average. Overall, daily average soil temperatures are slightly warmer than they were last week (Figure 1). Northern locations are hovering ...
On Our Watchlist: Seedcorn Maggot and Alfalfa Weevil
There are two insect pests in particular that we’re wary of at the moment: Seedcorn maggot (in corn and soybean) and alfalfa weevil. Seedcorn maggot is most likely to be a problem in fields where cover crops or other green vegetation has been disked in, ...
Cover Crops Roundtable
Battle for the Belt: Episode 8
Episode 8 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://youtu.be/7e12wChuUrg In Episode 8, we talk with Dr. Shawn Conley, the soybean specialist at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and receive a planting date update from all three of our Battle for ...
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