It’s arduous to consider the Clinton County Truthful is upon us. A lot of our youth in 4-H and FFA have spent hours, days and weeks getting ready their tasks for this 12 months’s truthful.
Come out and help our youth on the many exhibits and exhibitions. It appears to be like to be an amazing truthful — a number of issues to do — so I hope to see a lot of you there.
Truthful week can be a time of 12 months to get a great evaluation of the crop state of affairs in Clinton County. In all honesty, now we have the excellent, the great, the dangerous and the ugly.
Moist climate has plagued some to the purpose that a couple of producers have simply completed planting, some have replanted soybeans a few occasions, and there are a couple of that can take prevented planting as a result of it’s simply too late to plant some fields anymore this 12 months.
The world that acquired hit with the extreme storm on June 18 continues to get better with some acres of soybeans replanted , a bit wheat was harm however the corn is recovering as greatest as could be anticipated.
The remainder of the county falls into that good to excellent class.
Continued good climate is required by all of us to have a bountiful harvest this fall. Jim Noel with the Nationwide Climate Service this previous week reported July will probably go down as a bit wetter than regular with temperatures barely hotter than regular principally on account of in a single day lows being increased. It doesn’t seem we are going to see most temperatures above 95 a lot in July, which is nice information.
Rainfall is generally 3-4 inches in July throughout the state and it appears to be like like most locations will likely be within the 2-5 inch vary. Remoted increased totals are additionally attainable. So even the areas with under regular rainfall shouldn’t be too dry.
Our story for some elements of the county will proceed with barely wetter area situations and extra humidity. Total, the rest of the rising season development appears to be like to proceed with barely wetter and hotter than regular situations.
Lastly, I needed to present a warning to of us with pasture and hay crops. Each milkweed and hemp dogbane have turn into extra obvious within the space over the previous week. These two vegetation are associated however have some distinct variations that may assist landowners determine them and implement management measures when wanted.
Similarities between the 2 embody having creeping roots; leaves that seem on reverse sides of the stem; and so they produce a milky sap.
Variations embody that younger milkweed leaves have wonderful hairs and hemp dogbane are almost hairless; milkweed stems are typically thick and inexperienced, however hemp dogbane stems are often pink to purple and thinner compared; hemp dogbane often branches within the prime cover, whereas milkweed will usually not department until mowed; and seed pod form is distinctly completely different after flowering with milkweed producing an upright tear drop formed pod and hemp dogbane producing an extended bean-like pod that hangs from the plant.
Each milkweed and hemp dogbane are thought of toxic to livestock. Toxicities can happen from recent or dried leaves, stems, and roots.
Whereas loss of life from poisoning is uncommon, decreased manufacturing effectivity is widespread if consumed. Signs vary from gentle to extreme and embody vomiting, diarrhea, coordination loss, tremors, coronary heart issues, respiratory misery, and loss of life.
Hemp dogbane is a plant that causes cyanide poisoning. These vegetation include cyanogenic glycosides which can be transformed to hydrogen cyanide or prussic acid when the plant cells are broken.
Power poisoning over time causes lack of nerve operate whereas acute poisoning causes loss of life.
Milkweed is a plant that may have an effect on the cardiovascular well being of livestock. These vegetation include Cardiac glycosides and they’re the most typical toxin affecting cardiovascular well being.
Typically, all elements of the plant are extremely poisonous and deadly if eaten in small portions.
In line with the 2021 Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois Weed Management Information, each milkweed and hemp dogbane are vital agronomic weeds in no-till methods. Numerous postemergence herbicides could be efficient on milkweed and hemp dogbane if the vegetation are lower than eight inches tall.
For the very best management of the creeping root system, purposes of translocated herbicides needs to be utilized when the vegetation are within the bud to flower stage. Attaining full management after one herbicide utility is unlikely. Essentially the most applicable time to deal with and product to make use of will depend on the state of affairs.
Generally used herbicides for suppression or management embody glyphosate, 2,4-D, dicamba, and triclopyr merchandise.
At all times comply with the instructions printed on the herbicide label for utility charges, strategies, and issues.
Tony Nye is the state coordinator for the Ohio State College Extension Small Farm Program and has been an OSU Extension Educator for agriculture and pure assets for over 30 years, at present serving Clinton County and the Miami Valley EERA.