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  1. Soybean Defoliation: It Takes a lot to Really Matter!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/soybean-defoliation-it-takes-lot-really-matter

    The mid-season defoliators are beginning to show up in soybean fields across Ohio. These ... used in the threshold to determine the need for an insecticide treatment, but it takes a lot of feeding ... moving farther into the centers of the fields. And Japanese beetles tend to feed in aggregations and at ...

  2. Pre-harvest Sprouting and Falling Number

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/pre-harvest-sprouting-and-falling-number

    sprouting than the red wheats commonly grown here in Ohio. As a result, the level of sprouting will vary ... premature germination of the grain while it is still in the heads in the field. This process is driven by ... -wheat-harvest-and-grain-quality-concerns for more on delayed grain harvest and grain quality.  Falling number (FN in seconds) is a widely ...

  3. Western Bean Cutworm Numbers Begin to Increase Across Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/western-bean-cutworm-numbers-begin-increase-across-ohio

    scouting for egg masses is recommended in Fulton, Henry, Lorain and Lucas counties. Traps were monitored ... from July 5 – 11 and resulted in a statewide average of 3.9 average moths per trap, though higher in ... percentage of adult WBC flight as of Sunday July 11 th (Figure 2). At this time, the majority of counties in ...

  4. Late Wheat Harvest and Grain Quality Concerns

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/late-wheat-harvest-and-grain-quality-concerns

    Most of the winter wheat in Ohio has been harvested. However, persistent wet weather has delayed ... harvest in some areas of the state. Late harvest coupled with excessive rainfall means more time for ... result in poor overall grain quality. In a previous CORN newsletter article, we summarized some of our ...

  5. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    The rainy weather in many regions of Ohio and surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest ... does not dry in the rain! Cutting hay is certainly a gamble but waiting for the perfect stretch of ... weather can end up costing us through large reductions in forage quality as the crop matures. As we keep ...

  6. Nutrient Value of Wheat Straw

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/nutrient-value-wheat-straw

    laboratory. However, “book values” can be used to estimate the nutrient values of wheat straw. In previous newsletters, ... of P 2 O 5, and 20 pounds of K 2 O. The nitrogen in wheat straw will not immediately be available for ... process called “mineralization”). Once the nitrogen is in the ammonium or nitrate form, it is available ...

  7. Application of Manure to Double Crop Soybeans to Encourage Emergence

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/21-2021/application-manure-double-crop-soybeans-encourage-emergence

    24 hours” rule in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Manure Management ... Wheat harvest will soon be wrapped up in Ohio and some farmers are planting double-crop soybeans. ... window each year. In recent years there has been more interest from livestock producers in applying ...

  8. Inaugural Tri-State Precision Agriculture Conference will Feature Current Trends in Tillage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/21-2021/inaugural-tri-state-precision-agriculture-conference-will-feature

    August 11, 2021. Speakers will discuss current trends in tillage equipment, and equipment demonstrations ...

  9. Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring: Week 2 Update

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/21-2021/western-bean-cutworm-monitoring-week-2-update

    The second week of Western bean cutworm (WBC) monitoring resulted in low moth counts for all ... low WBC averages, indicating scouting for egg masses is not necessary. Typically, WBC numbers peak in ...

  10. Milkweed and Hemp Dogbane- Who’s Who?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/21-2021/milkweed-and-hemp-dogbane-who%E2%80%99s-who

    This article originally appeared in the Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter Both milkweed and hemp dogbane ... have become more apparent in the area over the past week. These two plants are related but have some ... usually red to purple and thinner in comparison; hemp dogbane frequently branches in the top canopy, while ...

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