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Delayed wheat planting

By Laura Lindsey, Pierce Paul, Ohio State University Extension Wet weather has delayed wheat planting in many areas of the state. Generally, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the fly-free-safe date. When wheat is planted more than 10-days after the fly-free-safe date, there …

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Continue to watch for ear rots

By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. In the past few weeks while making yield estimates and walking corn fields, it has become apparent that ear rots will be a concern this fall. Corn ear rots reduce corn yield, affect grain quality, and can lead to the development of mycotoxins in …

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Considerations when planting wheat after corn

By Pierce Paul, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist Some Ohio wheat growers are thinking about planting wheat after corn to avoid some of the late planting issues we have had to deal with over the past few years. Indeed, timely planting will result in good stand establishment (more tillers …

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Soybean aphids and barley yellow dwarf in wheat

By Pierce Paul, Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University Extension With the recent warm temperatures, we have been receiving a few questions on the risk of aphids in wheat and the transmission of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV). How should growers prepare and gauge the risk of both aphid infestation …

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