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  1. 2020 Ohio Wheat Performance Test

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-24/2020-ohio-wheat-performance-test

    production system and market. Varieties differ in yield potential, winter hardiness, maturity, standability, ... performance from multiple test sites and years. In fall 2019, wheat was planted at four out of the five ... locations within 10 days of the fly-free date. Due to poor soil conditions, wheat was planted in Wood County ...

  2. ODA Asks Public to Not Plant any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-24/oda-asks-public-not-plant-any-unsolicited-packages-seeds

    received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The ... types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species. Similar ... seed packets have been received recently in several other locations across the United States. If you ...

  3. 2020 Clean Sweep: Agricultural Pesticide Disposal

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-22/2020-clean-sweep-agricultural-pesticide-disposal

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring three collection events for farmers wishing ... to dispose of unwanted pesticides. This year, the collections are happening in Fayette, Hancock and ... accepted.  In keeping with Governor Mike DeWine’s State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all ODA ...

  4. Western Bean Cutworm Numbers Starting to Increase

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-22/western-bean-cutworm-numbers-starting-increase

    We are in the third week of monitoring for Western bean cutworm (WBC) in Ohio. Numbers of WBC ... for the week of July 6 – 12 resulted in a total of 117 WBC adults (1.3 average moths per trap) (Figure ... than 1 moth / day over the 7-day monitoring period; therefore, scouting for egg masses should begin in ...

  5. Leafhoppers, Grasshoppers, and Beetles, Oh My!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-23/leafhoppers-grasshoppers-and-beetles-oh-my

    weather.  Last week we reported on spider mites and especially if you are in an area of continued dry ... https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-22/watch-spider-mites-dry-areas.  Some areas are also reporting increases in young grasshoppers in soybeans, another insect favored ... approaching 20% on the majority of plants in post-flowering beans.  Download our guide to estimating ...

  6. Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-23/short-season-forages-late-summer-planting

    Short-season forages planted in late summer can be sources of highly digestible fiber in ruminant ... conventional tillage plantings in the late summer or early fall planting window. These forages can be a planned ... silage are possible if planted in late July to early August. Harvesting between late boot, or early ...

  7. Drought Returns to Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-23/drought-returns-ohio

    least 90°F on 16 out of 20 days in the month, with many locations around the state recording at least ... percentile for soil moisture in the top 1 meter (3.3 feet) of the surface. These dry conditions have led to ... the introduction of D1 – Moderate Drought conditions for two small areas in Ohio (Figure 1), including ...

  8. Late Summer Establishment of Perennial Forages

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-23/late-summer-establishment-perennial-forages

    field, considering soil moisture and the rain forecast. Rainfall/soil moisture in the few weeks ... immediately after seeding is the primary factor affecting successful establishment. No-till seeding in August ... with no-till seedings of alfalfa in late summer and especially where clover has been present in the ...

  9. Online Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Available for 2020 Expirations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-22/online-pesticide-and-fertilizer-recertification-available-2020

    category specific, up-to-date information provided by Ohio State University Educators and the ODA. Time ... spent in the program is tracked and participants must attest that they completed the recertification ...

  10. Watch for Spider Mites in Dry Areas

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-22/watch-spider-mites-dry-areas

    Hot, dry weather encourages certain pests in field crops, in particular spider mites in soybean ... and occasionally corn.  Spider mites are a sporadic problem that most often occurs in August, but ... infestations in July are possible with sustained periods of hot, dry weather like some parts of Ohio are ...

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