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  1. Alfalfa is Ready to Harvest in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/alfalfa-ready-harvest-ohio

    Thus, using PEAQ to estimate %NDF quickly is such a valuable tool for alfalfa producers. Some dairy ... Ohio’s spring had a cold start but has rapidly turned the corner to persist warmer temperatures. ... Many of Ohio’s pure alfalfa stands are ready to be harvested for high-quality feed. As alfalfa field ...

  2. Alfalfa Continues to Mature

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/alfalfa-continues-mature

    Alfalfa stands across Ohio continued to mature in the past week despite our cooler temperatures ... alfalfa values ranging near 40-42% NDF are ideal for lactating dairy cows.  Higher NDF values are ... producers should be monitoring alfalfa weevil to determine if harvesting earlier is warranted.  If alfalfa ...

  3. Soil Crusting Considerations for Corn and Soybean

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/soil-crusting-considerations-corn-and-soybean

    a surface-crusted, poorly-drained clay soil from Northwest Ohio, 2020. Figure 2. Corn plant lacking optimum growth in ... higher stands). Some alternatives for mitigating the effects of soil crusting, other states have ... moisture (but deep planting has associated risks due to inhibiting growth and vigor, seed running out of ...

  4. Spray Drift: A Serious Problem You Can Manage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/spray-drift-serious-problem-you-can-manage

    may damage non-target crops nearby, and poses a serious health risk to people living in areas where ... by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. As you know, we are experiencing an unusual weather situation ... in Ohio and several other corn-belt states this year. Wet fields have made planting of corn and ...

  5. Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/forage-quality-targets-based-animal-class

    detergent fiber (%NDF) for different classes of livestock. Forage type Dairy cows: high producing & ... early lactating Dairy cows: average producing (<27,000 RHA 1) Beef cows: Gestating Beef cows: ... the total pounds of milk produced in the last 365 days for the average cow in the herd. So how do ...

  6. Forage Harvest Management to Speed Drying and Store High Quality Forage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/forage-harvest-management-speed-drying-and-store-high-quality

    estimated NDF levels in standing alfalfa crops around the state. Keep in mind that for dairy quality hay, ... help speed up the process involved in storing good quality forage. While the weather limits how far we ... can push the limits, these techniques can help us improve the chances of success in those short ...

  7. Online Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Course Now Available

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/online-ohio-certified-crop-adviser-pre-exam-course-now-available

    You should consider attending the Ohio CCA Pre-Exam Preparation Course offered by Ohio State ... and help you prepare for the test by covering basic principles in the four competency areas – nutrient ... https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/about-program Course contact: Greg LaBarge, CCA Ohio State University Extension Labarge.1@osu.edu   CCA ...

  8. CFAES Ag Weather System 2022 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Update 7- Final)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2022-near-surface-air-and-soil

    Most locations throughout Ohio had daytime highs in the low to mid 80s on 5 or 6 days. This allowed ... Monday morning, with most locations across Ohio picking up between 0.5-2” over the last 7 days (Fig. ... 2-left). Ohio Crop Progress Report (https://go.osu.edu/cropprogress) is the place for current updates on ...

  9. Corn Planting Progress in Ohio is Slow but Coming Along

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/corn-planting-progress-ohio-slow-coming-along

    Better weather: more planting April was a difficult month for farmers in Ohio; conditions were ... cold. Some snow and late freeze events were part of the month. This was conducive to limited water ... would help push planting progress around the state. According to models, chances for freeze in May seem ...

  10. Harvest Timing Affects Winter Annual Forage Yield and Quality

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-11/harvest-timing-affects-winter-annual-forage-yield-and-quality

    critical, another important part of the risk management decision is how quality declines as the species ... The greatest challenge with winter annual cereal forages for many producers is managing harvest ... forage. Diversifying to multiple species is one of the best risk management practices. Planted on the same ...

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