Agronomy Blog

Ohio Crop Progress

by Corey Prosser | Jul 10, 2017

Crops in the Buckeye state have a good amount of variability due to weather and replants mainly. The rain has not let up for many parts of the state as it has been very wet over the past few weeks and looks to stay that way. Some areas of the state received upwards of 6 inches in just 10 days. Looking ahead there is good chance of wet weather hanging around for the next few weeks. This will leave the soil saturated for many parts of the state and could cause more issues down the road.

Starting with corn, planting, replanting, and re-replanting season is behind us finally. Corn that was planted early is beginning to tassel and looks very promising. There are many areas however the crop is uneven, and flooded out due to the large amounts of rain. There is some Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Gray Leaf Spot starting to show up in corn but has not been a major issue to this point. LG5643 has been a stand out this year along with LG5650 and LG5618. These hybrids have handled the stress well to this point and look very promising for this fall.

Soybeans have not handled the water stress as well as corn and do not look as good as the corn crop. With the large amounts of rain and saturated soils soybean fields have went backwards all over the state. Many soybean fields have large areas of yellow soybeans due to a few conditions. Nitrogen deficiency is one of the contributors to yellow soybeans. With the excessive soil moisture the soybean nodulation is poor and unable to produce enough Nitrogen for the plant. Another issue that has led to yellow soybeans is phytophthora which has started to show up in the past few weeks. Septoria Brown Spot started to appear a few weeks ago and has become an issue in some areas, due to wet conditions. Many growers have started to use both fungicides and foliar fertilizers to try and help their soybeans though these hard conditions. With that said there are however some areas that have good looking soybean stands that were planted early that have been able to handle the conditions better than smaller, later planted soybeans.

The weather, as always is going to determine how the crops finish out the rest of the year. Corn and soybeans both have been put to the test with the growing conditions to this point. Both crops have promising potential and there is still a chance for a good harvest for many growers this fall. Be sure to talk with your LG Seeds DSM about what products are preforming well in your area and have a great summer.

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