Episode 138 – Planting Green

We caught up with Drs. Alyssa Essman and Dan Quinn at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference to pick their brains about planting corn and soybeans into green cover crops. They share information on how to ensure good seed furrow conditions at planting and how to manage the cover crop at different stages. We also discuss herbicide strategies and advantages when planting green.

Episode 132 – 2023 eFields

Our topic for this podcast is on-farm research and the 2023 eFields report. The eFields program is OSU Extension’s on-farm research network. Ohio farmers are encouraged to learn with us by partnering to conduct trials and share data through the annual report. Elizabeth give us a summary of the 2023 report and we talk with Wayne Dellinger and Nick Eckel, county Extension Educators and fellow contributors, about projects they have conducted over the years. 

You can view the 2023 report, along with previous years, at efields.osu.edu. The Knowledge Exchange provides unique ways to sort through all eFields research projects: kx.osu.edu/efields.

Episode 121 – Corn and Soybean Diseases

Mid to late summer attentions quickly turn to fungicide applications and talk of what needs sprayed for that particular year. This year is no exception with the varying weather conditions that seem to appeal to each and every disease. Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora and Jason Hartschuh talk about which diseases in corn and soybeans we should watch out for and provide more information on scouting and pulling the trigger on application.

If you are interested in sending soybean samples in for disease analysis, address them to:

OSU Soybean Pathology and Nematology Laboratory
Attn: Horacio Lopez-Nicora
110 Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43210

You can reach Horacio at lopez-nicora.1@osu.edu and Jason at Hartschuh.11@osu.edu.

Episode 119 – Delayed Growth Stages: What does it mean for crop yield?

Some of the corn and soybeans across Ohio are upwards of two growth stages behind due to early drought conditions followed by cool weather. What does this mean for the rest of the season and ultimately crop yield? Jonah Johnson, CCA with PCT Sunrise attempts to answers those questions based on his agronomy knowledge and past experiences in the field.

Follow Jonah on Twitter @JJAgronomy.

Episode 115 – Insect and Disease Pressure in Cool Soils

Planting conditions were really good in early April which led to a significant amount of corn and soybeans planted early this year. With the turn to cold, wet conditions, much of that seed has sat without emerging for 2-3 weeks. What impact will that have on insect and disease pressure? How might it affect replant considerations?

To answer these questions, Dr. Kelley Tilmon and Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora join us to discuss the effectiveness of seed treatment, which insects and diseases we should be concerned about and some cultural considerations to prevent infestations.

For more on insects, please visit: aginsects.osu.edu/. Subscribe to the CORN newsletter for regular updates from these specialists.

Episode 113 – 2022 eFields Report

The 2022 eFields On-Farm Research Report was released earlier this year. In this episode we share advice on how to conduct research on your farm and dive into some of the research results from the 2022 growing season. John Barker, Knox County, and James Morris, Highland County, join us to share results.

To view the eFields Reports, visit: go.osu.edu/efields. To sort through all report years by topic, location or crop, visit: kx.osu.edu/efields. Reach out to your local Extension office: extension.osu.edu/lao#county or email digitalag@osu.edu to get involved!

Episode 105 – Grain Market Update

Several unprecedented events have impacted grain markets over the past several months making it hard to know where prices may go. Andrea Flowers with Cargill in Dayton, Ohio discusses factors affecting the grain markets today. We talk about what is driving demand and where will prices go over the next few months. Andrea shares some marketing tips and what to keep our eye on as we head into harvest season. Questions for Andrea can be directed to andrea_flowers@cargill.com or 937-419-7149.

Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at http://go.osu.edu/afmsurvey.

Episode 96 – Do you need sulfur?

Many farmers across Ohio are adding sulfur to their nutrient bill. Research results here in Ohio haven’t revealed a strong need but deficiency symptoms and yield bumps with application do occur on occasion. So how should you approach sulfur on your farm? Elizabeth and Amanda dive into the research and share some pointers to help farmers decide the best approach for each situation.

Additional Resources:
Research presentations: Go.osu.edu/PrecisionU
eFields Trials: go.osu.edu/eFields
Sulfur availability tool: Sam.asc.ohio-state.edu
Podcast episode 21 with Dr. Robert Mullen

Episode 89 – How to approach glyphosate shortages

If you are facing glyphosate shortages or looking to reduce use due to increased costs, Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Weed Specialist, offers advice on how to target applications to the areas of the most need. We talk about the specific weeds where glyphosate has the most activity and what substitutes are available. More resources can be found in the C.O.R.N. newsletter or the OSU Weed Management site. The weed control guide can be purchased on the OSU Extension Publications site in pdf or print form.

Episode 86 – Meet Horacio!

Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora joined Extension last August as the new State Soybean Pathologist. He is replacing Dr. Anne Dorrance who is now the Associate Dean and Director of the Wooster campus. Listen in to learn about Horacio’s background in soybean pathology and where his research interests lie. Be on the lookout for him at winter meetings and reach out if you have questions or research ideas.

You can reach him at Lopez-Nicora.1@osu.edu or 614-688-0528.

As always, let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at http://go.osu.edu/afmsurvey.