New field research and Extension effort

By Laura Lindsey and Osler Ortez, OSU Extension, Adapted from C.O.R.N. 2022-32

Which crop has the smallest yield penalty for delayed planting?

Can you adjust your management practices to mitigate losses due to late planting?

How are insects, diseases, weeds, and other factors affected by planting date?

We will answer these questions and more!

For both soybean and corn, earlier planting is promoted to maximize yield. However, due to bad weather, the planting date window is often short and disconnected (e.g., good weather in April, bad weather in May, then good weather again in June). Farmers often ‘debate’ which crop should be planted first- corn or soybean.

The ‘Battle for the Belt’ project is a field research and extension effort to help address the question, what crop should be planted first- corn or soybean?

Research: the plan is to conduct field experiments at three locations in 2023: Western, Northwest, and Wooster.… Continue reading