Don’t always have time to read it but want the latest information on crops anyway? One possible way to get the information is by listening to the newsletter as a podcast.
C.O.R.N. is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry.
- The CORN newsletter audio version is available in three places.
- It is on an Ohio State University class server:
- There is a link on the Agronomic Crops Team Web site: http://agcrops.osu.edu. It is located at the top of the center column, above the articles and under the C.O.R.N. To Go.
Here you may select either the mp3 version of the newsletter, which may be played of any mp3 player or on most CD players. The m4a formatted newsletter may only be played through iTunes.
- The podcast is also available on iTunes.
Apple iTunes is free downloaded software from www.apple.com/itunes/download/ that can be used on a Windows PC or a Macintosh computer.
Once you have downloaded iTunes you may locate the CORN newsletter by searching for OSU CORN, and then subscribe to the newsletter. In the future the newsletter will be automatically retrieved as you log in to iTunes.
With the variable conditions this summer, sometimes it helps to have a more localized report of conditions and pests in you region or county.
Many of the county Extension professionals and Agronomic Crops Team members include their local crop, insect, disease and weather scouting information on their county or regional Web sites.
This information can be used to fill in the holes that can occur when a state specialist makes a report and recommendations to cover the entire state.
Several new regional blogs have been added during this year to help with crop problems and pest issues during the growing season.
Blogs and Web sites with local Ohio crop progress, pest updates and weather information:
- West Central Ohio
Covering the counties of Darke, Auglaize, Miami. Mercer, Champaign, Clark, Logan and Shelby: http://westohcropweather.blogspot.com
- Northwest Ohio
From Fulton, Williams, Defiance and Paulding counties: http://nwohcropweather.blogspot.com/
- Van Wert County:
- Northeast Ohio
Covering Geauga, Ashtabula and Trumbull counties: http://neohiocropweather.blogspot.com
- Coshocton County and east central Ohio: http://eastohiocrop.blogspot.com
- South central Ohio
Fayette, Pickaway and Ross Counties: http://southcentralohioagnewsblog.blogspot.com/
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