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  1. Still Planting Wheat?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-35/still-planting-wheat

    Generally, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the ... fly-free-safe date. When wheat is planted more than 10 days after the fly-free-safe date, there is an increased ... change of reduced fall growth and reduced winter hardiness. The effect of planting date on wheat yield is ...

  2. Extended Drydown in Corn

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-36/extended-drydown-corn

    producers are seeing slower than usual drydown in their corn fields this October. This may be in part due to ... Western Agricultural Research Station in 2020 only 8 days in July registered precipitation greater than ... 0.05”, with four of those experiencing at least 0.25”. In August, 10 days were recorded with ...

  3. Are those Mosquitoes on Steroids…No, They are just Crane Flies.

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-35/are-those-mosquitoes-steroids%E2%80%A6no-they-are-just-crane-flies

    10-14 days. The larvae of crane flies are maggots called leatherjackets because of their tough, leathery ... and field crops are mostly a nuisance, and some of them can find their way into homes. Like the ... to turfgrass. They are also known to do damage to cereal (wheat, oats, rye, barley, etc.) and other ...

  4. Stalk Rots Showing Up in Some Corn Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-36/stalk-rots-showing-some-corn-fields

    dry down this year. The longer the crop stays in the field, there greater the risk of late-season ... Losses due to stalk rot vary from field to field and from one hybrid to another. Stalk rots may cause ... corn fields where nearly every plant is upright yet nearly every plant is also showing stalk rot ...

  5. First Widespread Freeze Arrives; Wetter Pattern Sets In

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-36/first-widespread-freeze-arrives-wetter-pattern-sets

    the heaviest widespread rainfall that we have seen in Ohio since Labor Day. CoCoRaHS observations show ... Friday, bringing a line of showers and storms through late in the day. Behind this front, much cooler air ... the next 7 days, with greatest totals in the far southwestern counties (Fig. 2). The latest ...

  6. Be Prepared for Combine Fires during Harvest Season

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-35/be-prepared-combine-fires-during-harvest-season

    The combination of high temperatures and dry conditions are the perfect conditions for field fires ... farm fields provide fuel for field fires. Likewise, leaked fuel, cracked hydraulic hoses, heated ... electricity while operating in a dry field.  Use a ground chain attached to the combine frame to prevent ...

  7. Surface Application of Manure to Newly Planted Wheat Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-31/surface-application-manure-newly-planted-wheat-fields

    planted wheat fields using a drag hose. The thought process is that the fields are firm (dry), there is ... fields I have looked at in past years. If the wheat is fully emerged, there is little concern for ... option is to incorporate the manure and wait a few days before planting the wheat. If incorporated, the ...

  8. Tar Spot Showing up Again in 2020

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-34/tar-spot-showing-again-2020

    reported in some fields. However, as was the case in the last two years, the disease is only now showing ... as to avoid planting that hybrid in an affected field next year. A more detailed article on tar spot ...

  9. Gibberella Ear Rots Showing up in Corn: How to Tell It Apart from Other Ear Rots

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-34/gibberella-ear-rots-showing-corn-how-tell-it-apart-other-ear-rots

    ears. A good first step for determining whether you have an ear rot problem is to walk fields between ... of ever 50 ears examined, at multiple locations across the field to determine the severity of the ... ear rots is sprouting (premature germination of the grain on the ear in the field). Although some ...

  10. Burndown Herbicides for No-till Wheat

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-30/burndown-herbicides-no-till-wheat

    Herbicide options for burndown of existing weeds prior to planting of no-till wheat include ... control.  Dicamba labels have the following restriction on preplant applications – “allow 10 days between ... applied at least 20 days before planting.  We do not know of any 2,4-D product labels that support the use ...

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