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  1. Japanese Beetles- Little Beetles with Big Appetites

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/japanese-beetles-little-beetles-big-appetites

    30 days. They can feed on the foliage of various fruit and vegetable crops grown in Ohio, causing ... our warmer than average temperatures that are causing growing degree days (GDD) to be accumulated at ... a quicker rate than most years.  Plant and insect development are both correlated with growing degree days ...

  2. Making Time for Family Vacations

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/making-time-family-vacations

    their vacation days citing work as the reason they can’t get away and 75% of the population don’t use ... all of their vacation days.  I hope by the time you finish with this article you might change your ... in some way to read on the way.  In planning, one tip is not to pack every day with events- remember ...

  3. Pre-harvest Sprouting and Falling Number

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/pre-harvest-sprouting-and-falling-number

    Persistent rainfall over the last several days has prevented some wheat fields from being ... sprouting than the red wheats commonly grown here in Ohio. As a result, the level of sprouting will vary ...

  4. Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring is Underway in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/20-2021/western-bean-cutworm-monitoring-underway-ohio

    Traps were deployed for Western bean cutworm (WBC) monitoring the week of June 14th. The first ... for egg masses.  Western bean cutworm is a pest of corn in Ohio and has increasingly caused ... than 1 moth/day (or a county average of 7 or more moths), we recommend scouting for WBC egg ...

  5. Application of Manure to Double Crop Soybeans to Encourage Emergence

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/21-2021/application-manure-double-crop-soybeans-encourage-emergence

    Wheat harvest will soon be wrapped up in Ohio and some farmers are planting double-crop soybeans. ... manure to newly planted soybeans to provide moisture to help get the crop to emerge. Both swine and dairy ... dairy manure would be about 0.37 inches of moisture. The application of 7,000 gallons of swine manure ...

  6. Tar Spot Showing Early this Year: a Note on Diagnosis

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/tar-spot-showing-early-year-note-diagnosis

    Ave, Wooster, OH 44691). This is the earliest we have seen Tar Spot in the state since it was first ...

  7. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    The rainy weather in many regions of Ohio and surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest ... or less as compared with 3 to 5 days for dry hay. “Hay in a day” is possible when making hay crop ... shortly after mowing allows 100% ground coverage, then tedding the next day helps keep the crop off the ...

  8. Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me. Or My Cows!

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/shoo-fly-dont-bother-me-or-my-cows

    reach the esophageal and spinal area (Ohio treatment cutoff date is November 1). Talk with your ... gain by 0.48 lb/day. The university states that this can increase an animal’s time in the feedlot by up ... to 30 days – a large increase in costs especially with current feed prices. Stable flies prefer to ...

  9. Corn Rootworms and Fireflies

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/19-2021/corn-rootworms-and-fireflies

    the past. We also know a lot more about corn rootworm biology.  In Ohio, western corn rootworms are by ... (i.e., 50% of the total hatch) occurs between 684 to 767 accumulated growing degree days (base 52 o F).  ... Our map below shows that much of Ohio has reached or exceed these GDD. If rootworms are in your field, ...

  10. Early vegetative lodging and defoliation in field crops

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/20-2021/early-vegetative-lodging-and-defoliation-field-crops

    non-defoliated control ranged from 2-14% (7% average) in recent work. In general, these values match the data ... growth stage reduced yield compared to non-lodged controls by 5% in recent work from Ohio but increased ... to 22% when lodged at the V14 growth stage. The yield reductions in our work come in part from severe ...

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