Cover Crops Roundtables Hosted in Paulding County
Paulding County Extension is re-starting its Cover Crops Roundtable Series after a three-year hiatus. This series was created as a platform for farmer-to-farmer interaction, with OSU Extension serving as the discussion moderator. The goal of the series is ...
Thomas Blaine, PhD
Thomas Blaine, PhD Associate Professor Economic Development Agricultural Administration Building, Suite 3, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210 330-466-7877 firstname.lastname@example.org Thomas W. Blaine hails from Russell, Kentucky – a portion of the “tri-state area” ...
Isolation Requirements for Identity Preserved (IP) Non-GMO Corn Production
Managing pollen drift is an important consideration in the production of specialty corns and non-GMO (non-transgenic) corn as IP grain crops. Corn is a cross-pollinating crop in which most pollination results from pollen dispersed by wind and gravity. Alt ...
The type of corn most widely planted in Ohio and across the U.S. is yellow dent. High grain and silage yield potential, high feed value, and availability of adapted superior hybrids account for the widespread use of yellow dents. Yellow dents have the hig ...
Corn Pest Management
Weed Control A number of factors need to be considered when developing weed control programs for corn, including soil type, weeds, weeds present, crop rotation and budget. No single control program effectively handles the various weed problems that arise ...
Since the early 1970s, average row spacing in Ohio decreased from about 35 inches to about 30 inches in 2015. This reduction in row spacing coincided with an increase in average plant population from approximately 18,000 plants per acre to nearly 30,000 p ...
The appropriate planting depth varies with soil and weather conditions. For normal conditions, plant corn 1.5- to 2-inches deep to ensure adequate moisture uptake and seed-soil contact, provide frost protection and allow for adequate root development. Sha ...
Disease Resistance and Tolerance
Hybrids should be selected for resistance or tolerance to stalk rots, foliar diseases and ear rots, particularly those that have occurred locally. Seed dealers should provide information on hybrid reactions to specific diseases in Ohio (Table 4-21). See t ...
Stalk Quality and Lodging
Hybrids with poor stalk quality should be avoided for grain production even if they show outstanding yield potential. Hybrid stalk quality as measured by stalk lodging (stalk breakage below the ear) at harvest has improved greatly over the last 20 years. ...