Soybean Checkoff Research
Prevent plant acres and rogue weeds: Having a control plan is the key
“Farmers need to be sure to have a comprehensive effective herbicide program that includes; effective burndown or tillage, a full rate of preemergence herbicide with residuals, and choosing an effective post emerge soybean trait system.” – Mark Loux, OSU Extension Weed Scientist
Adapting to Extreme Weather
“Growing winter cover crops with evapotranspiration may dry the soil quicker.” – James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services
Fertilizer applied years ago still affects Lake Erie
“There’s also a substantial amount of phosphorus leaving fields that was applied years before. It will take time and patience to achieve the reductions in phosphorus that we need to reduce the severity of the annual algal bloom.” – Laura Johnson, National Center or Water Quality Research, Heidelberg University
Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot
“With some QoI fungicides going off-patent, it can be pretty enticing financially to use a generic, but it won’t be effective on resistant frogeye if it’s just a single QoI in the jug.” Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky Extension
A Million Dollar Response – H2Ohio Meetings
“This is a tremendous outpouring of farmers and the farming community who believe with all their hearts in the power of voluntary conservation efforts.” – Dorothy Pelanda, Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture
High Oleic Soybean Opportunity for Ohio Farmers in 2020
Specialty soybean contracts in Ohio will offer a profit boost to farmers through 2020 premium incentives.
Overwintering of Pathogens and Insects – What do Winter Temperatures Tell Us About Next Season?
Over the years OSU Extension has developed databases of winter temperatures followed by scouting to indicate starting pathogen populations for Ohio.
Why should you know your soybean disease rating numbers?
“The one thing that we have found in the survey that should be of concern for Ohio Farmers is that we are now well over 50 percent of the fields surveyed that we can detect SCN populations. They are out there and we need to manage them.” – Dr. Anne Dorrance, OSU Extension Plant Pathologist
“Most Ohio soils have adequate amounts of micronutrients for corn production but conditions vary so soil testing and tissue testing are recommended.” – James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services