Days to Maturity Rating System
The most common maturity rating system is the days to maturity system. This system does not reflect actual calendar time between planting and maturity―a 106-day hybrid, for example, does not actually mature 106 days after planting. A days to maturity rati ...
Growers should choose hybrids with maturity ranges appropriate for their geographic area or circumstances. Corn for grain should reach physiological maturity or “black layer” (maximum kernel dry weight) one to two weeks before the first killing frost in t ...
Selecting a group of hybrids for planting is a key step in designing a successful corn production system. To stay competitive, growers must introduce new hybrids to their acreage on a regular basis. During the past 40 years, the genetics of corn hybrids h ...
How Climate Affects Corn Production
Temperature Corn can survive brief exposures to adverse temperatures―low-end adverse temperatures being around 32 degrees Fahrenheit and high-end ones being around 112 degrees Fahrenheit. Growth decreases once temperatures dip to 41 degrees Fahrenheit or ...
Fertility Factsheets, Bulletins and Tools
Bulletins Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Alfalfa, 2020 Bulletin 974- available free pdf download or for purchase as a print publication. Training Manual: Ohio Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Bulletin 8 ...
2023 Water Quality Wednesdays
Join OSU’s Water Quality Extension Associates for their annual winter webinar series focusing on the interaction between agriculture and water quality. These webinars will take place monthly from January to March 2023 on the last Wednesday of each month. ...
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Pollinator Ratings in Soybean Varieties
Soybean plants are self-pollinating and do not require insects for pollination. However, soybean fields can provide important floral resources for pollinators, and there is some evidence of pollination by bees improving soybean yield. In 2022, we screened ...
2023 Weed Control Guide
Looking for a last-minute gift for the upcoming holiday season? What better than the gift of the latest weed control recommendations! The 2023 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri is now available for purchase here: https://extensio ...
Weather Update: Coldest Christmas in Decades?
Summary After a warm start to December, with temperatures running 2-5°F above the long-term average (1991-2020), more winter-like weather has settled into the region. Temperatures this past week were cooler than average, supporting some light snow showe ...