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  1. Alternative Options for On-Farm Grain Storage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-36/alternative-options-farm-grain-storage

    The excitement of a large crop may be hampered slightly by thoughts of where all that grain will ... The best course of action to prevent damage is to hire a structural engineer to ensure proper support ... for signs of misalignment. These could signal damage and indicate areas where the structure may fail ...

  2. Fall Armyworm Still Active in Some Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-35/fall-armyworm-still-active-some-fields

    reports of damage in cover crops, alfalfa and other forage. The good news is that the extent of the damage ... next week or so may allow fall armyworm caterpillars to do a bit more feeding until the first frost. We ... recommend to scout all alfalfa, forage, cover crops, winter wheat and other crops that still may be risk ...

  3. Prevent Combine Fires During Fall Harvest

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-36/prevent-combine-fires-during-fall-harvest

    Farmers may choose to do their daily maintenance in the morning while waiting for the dew to burn off the ... to spark a fire. Eliminate static electricity.  A chain may also be mounted on the bottom of the ... a specific address may not be available and access is limited. Emergency response times will be longer in ...

  4. Fall Soil Fertility Sampling

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-37/fall-soil-fertility-sampling

    should use these procedures. You may also want to choose a laboratory that provides lime and fertilizer ...

  5. Harvesting Corn Fields with Moldy Leaves and Stubble

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-36/harvesting-corn-fields-moldy-leaves-and-stubble

    dark-colored spores, may also grow on dead plant tissue exposed to wet, humid late-season conditions, adding to ... fields with dry, moldy leaves may expose farmers to dust. Dust in grain harvested from fields that were ... all of which may cause irritation and allergic reactions. Breathing dust can have adverse effects on ...

  6. Prevent Plant Winter Wheat…What To Do With Your Seed

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-36/prevent-plant-winter-wheat%E2%80%A6what-do-your-seed

    seed dealer. Your seed dealer may have options available to return seed. Check with your seed dealer to ... test, seeding rate may need to be adjusted. A seed vigor test can provide further insight into how ... a seed lot may perform in the field under stressful conditions compared to other seed lots. This ...

  7. Jack Frost Will Bite Soon- Precautions for Feeding Frosted Forages

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-36/jack-frost-will-bite-soon-precautions-feeding-frosted-forages

    for two weeks because the plants usually contain high concentrations of prussic acid.   New growth may ... present. However, green-chopping frost-damaged plants will lower the risk compared with grazing directly ... native warm-season grasses also may occasionally have similar risks. Another unexpected risk can come ...

  8. Are You Seeing Brown Pods and Green Stems?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-34/are-you-seeing-brown-pods-and-green-stems

    Green stems on mature soybean plants may be the result of a source/sink problem. If there are ... syndrome might be stink bug feeding. As the bugs feed, they inject saliva which may impact the plant’s ... seeds (see figure for stink bug damaged seed) that may indicate stink bug feeding. Stink bug feeding is ...

  9. Cover Crop Seeding Rates

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-33/cover-crop-seeding-rates

    above 50 lb/A may have less influence than other factors such as spring termination timing. Rates lower ... than 50 lb/A may also suppress weeds well, but the uniformity of the rye stand and biomass can be more ... variable. Weed suppression may therefore also be more variable. For more information on cover crops for weed ...

  10. Don’t Let Your Guard Down On Fall Armyworm, Just Yet

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2021-33/don%E2%80%99t-let-your-guard-down-fall-armyworm-just-yet

    may be more cold-tolerant than the larvae, so it may not be surprising to still see some moths.  ...

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