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OSU Field Crop News 31-May
May 31, 2018, 10:54 AM
Additional Author: Taylor Dill
Around the state, there are many corn fields with young plants with standing water due to the intense storms that have passed through. But what are the long-term effects of standing water on emerged corn? Preliminary data from two locations in Ohio in 2017 suggests that as long as a sidedress N application can be made following the waterlogging, yield loss may be minimal if the waterlogged conditions lasted 4 days or less.
Staging corn development early in the season is usually fairly straightforward. Starting with the first leaf, which has a short rounded leaf tip (sometimes characterized as the “indicator” leaf), count the number of leaves with visible leaf collars. The collar is the yellow green band that appears at the junction of the leaf blade and leaf sheath. But what do you do when leaves are not readily evident due to severe plant defoliation caused by hail (like that shown in the picture above, frost, or a combination of factors?
Stay on top of what is happening in the field and the farm office as Amanda Douridas and Elizabeth Hawkins interview experts in agronomy and farm management. Hosted by Ohio State University Extension, this podcast takes a bi-monthly dive into specific issues that impact agriculture, such as: weather, land value, policies, commodity outlooks, and more.
Lead Author: Angela Arnold
Many hay fields in the region were harvested last week where drying conditions were good. Harvesting will continue into this week if the weather window remains open. The table below reports average neutral detergent fiber (NDF) values from different fields of alfalfa in each county listed. NDF values increased 5 - 6.5 percentage units when compared to last week’s NDF values. Grass fiber would have increased even more, as most hay grass species are fully headed.