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Battle for the Belt: Episode 9
Episode 9 of Battle for the Belt is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZUCw2pBRaM In Episode 9, we talk with Dr. Mitch Roth and Dr. Horacio Lopez- Nicora from the Department of Plant Pathology about early season pathogens that cause stand iss ...
Planning Your Winter Annual Cereal Grain Forage Harvest
The greatest challenge with winter annual cereal forages for many producers is managing harvest timing to maximize quality with spring rainfall events that not only delay custom harvesters but also cause your perfectly timed harvest to come to a halt. One ...
Mission Possible: Positive Leadership online workshop
Are you a positive leader? Do you wonder how others think about your attitude as a leader? A quick test is to observe the way people react to you when you walk into a room. Are people happy to see you? Do they want to talk to you? Or do they quickly make ...
The Dark Side of Leadership: How to Avoid Being a Toxic Leader online
We have all seen examples of toxic leaders, either in the media or in our personal lives. Together, let’s dig deeper and pinpoint those characteristics to further define toxic leadership. Then, we can ask ourselves how do we avoid becoming one? How may ou ...
Team Dynamics online
“Successful teamwork is not about mastering subtle, sophisticated theories, but rather about embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Ironically, teams succeed because they are exceedingly human. By acknowledging the impe ...
May is here, planting considerations for corn and soybean
May is here, and the planting season will speed up with better weather in the coming days/weeks. According to the USDA-NASS report for the week ending 04/23/23, 6% of Ohio’s soybean and 6% of Ohio’s corn acres were planted. Relative to the 5-year average ...
Spring Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 4
Soil Temperatures and Moisture Cooler weather remained in place this past week with temperatures running 2-6°F below average. Overall, daily average soil temperatures are slightly warmer than they were last week (Figure 1). Northern locations are hovering ...
On Our Watchlist: Seedcorn Maggot and Alfalfa Weevil
There are two insect pests in particular that we’re wary of at the moment: Seedcorn maggot (in corn and soybean) and alfalfa weevil. Seedcorn maggot is most likely to be a problem in fields where cover crops or other green vegetation has been disked in, ...