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  1. Thinking about Cover Crops…… thoughts to consider

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-23/thinking-about-cover-crops%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6-thoughts-consider

    Decisions, decisions these days.  When it comes to selecting the right cover crop for your farm, there is no one-size-fits-all option. This document is to help those of you new to cover crops with the thoughts, questions, and decisions, one needs to make ...

  2. Masks Reduce Risk Around Moldy Wheat

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-23/masks-reduce-risk-around-moldy-wheat

    This year, due to the wet conditions we experienced during the spring, Fusarium head blight, also known as head scab, developed in a few localized areas of the state. Grain harvested from scab-affected fields is often contaminated with vomitoxin and other ...

  3. Another hot week...

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-23/another-hot-week

    ...Another hot week before a trend toward normal... This week will be marked by hot and humid conditions with rains later Tuesday into Wednesday from the remnants of Barry. Most places will likely see 0.50-1.00 inches but even with Barry going by the rainf ...

  4. Potato Leaf Hopper Scouting in Alfalfa

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/potato-leaf-hopper-scouting-alfalfa

              The potato leafhopper is a small bright green wedge shaped insect that arrives in our area each year on storm fronts from the Gulf Coast region.  PLH is a sucking insect.  PLH feeding causes stunting of alfalfa plants resulting in yield loss.  E ...

  5. Use More Caution this Year to Reduce Spray Drift

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-22/use-more-caution-year-reduce-spray-drift

    Spray drift not only results in wasting expensive pesticides and pollution of the environment, it may damage non-target crops nearby, and poses a serious health risk to people living in areas where drift is occurring. Drift happens! It accounts for about ...

  6. Three Delicious Ways to Enjoy National Blueberry Month

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/three-delicious-ways-enjoy-national-blueberry-month

    July is National Blueberry Month! Did you know blueberries are native to North America? According to a 2015 Smithsonian article, small wild blueberries, called lowbush blueberries, were the only existing variety until one woman’s determination led to the ...

  7. Prevented Plant Acres Management

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/prevented-plant-acres-management

    Questions continue to be raised regarding management of prevented plant acres, specifically with regard to the use of cover crops as a forage after September 1.  I have put together a web page on the Wayne County Extension web site with links to resources ...

  8. Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates for Corn

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/nitrogen-fertilizer-rates-corn

    Our frequent rainfalls and wet soils are creating difficult circumstances to provide sidedress nitrogen applications to corn.  Nitrogen is a key nutrient in determining corn yield.  Unfortunately, there is limited capability for the soil to store nitrogen ...

  9. Kudzu Bug Monitoring Summary

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-21/kudzu-bug-monitoring-summary

      The kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria is a serious invasive pest of soybean causing a reduction to yield when heavily infested (Figure 1). In addition to soybean, the kudzu bug also uses the plant kudzu, an invasive weed, as a host. The most recent monitor ...

  10. Prevented Plant Acres: Cover Crop Forage Options

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/prevented-plant-acres-cover-crop-forage-options

              The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has issued several exceptions to standard rules for prevented plant acres.  Two major exceptions for 2019 only include a provision to allow a cover crop planting on prevented plant acres to be harvested as a ...

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