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OSU's C.O.R.N. Newsletter May-7

May 8, 2018, 14:33 PM by Clint Hawks

Decent Spring Planting Conditions Ahead

Decent Spring Planting Conditions Ahead

Author(s): Jim Noel
A progressive weather pattern will continue over the next 2-3 weeks. This will allow for periods of dry conditions to be mixed with periods of wet conditions. This week should see many dry hours to allow for planting to be hit hard. While a cold and damp April put things behind schedule, we will continue to see things catching up to normal with mild and drier conditions. The outlook for the rest of May is slightly above normal temperatures with rainfall slightly above normal north and slightly below normal south.

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Be Mindful of Honeybees and Other Pollinators During Planting

Be Mindful of Honeybees and Other Pollinators During Planting

Author(s): Reed Johnson, Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel
The winter of 2017-2018 is destined to go down in Ohio beekeeping history as one of the worst on record.In October, the OSU honey bee lab had 50 living colonies, but by the beginning of April, we were down to just 5 survivors. While some of these honey bee colonies died as a result of the exceptionally long, cold winter, more than half of our losses occurred before the first snow fell in November 2017.

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Soil Temperatures and Accumulated GDD

Soil Temperatures and Accumulated GDD

Author(s): Greg LaBarge, CCA
Soil Temperatures and Accumulated GDD Average 2 inch soil temperatures and accumulated Growing Degrees Days (GDD) from select OARDC Weather Station locations are shown. Based on current accumulated GDD (Table 1) we would expect corn April 12 planting prior to April 30 to be emerged or emerging soon.

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Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Yield Responses to Micronutrient Fertilization in Ohio

Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Yield Responses to Micronutrient Fertilization in Ohio

Author(s): Steve Culman, Anthony Fulford, Laura Lindsey, Douglas Alt
Additional Authors: Stuti Sharma and Grace Looker

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Kudzu Bug Monitoring Update

Kudzu Bug Monitoring Update

Author(s): Amy Raudenbush, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon
Additional authors: Marcus McCartney

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Lady Landowners Leaving a Legacy

Lady Landowners Leaving a Legacy

Author(s): Amanda Douridas
Land is an important investment. One that is often passed down through generations. Farmland needs to be monitored and cared for to maintain the value and sustainability if it is to be enjoyed and profitable for future generations. Nearly 50% of landowners in Ohio are female. If you fall into this statistic and want to learn more about your land, farming and conservation practices and how to successfully pass it on to the next generation, this program is for you!

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