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  1. Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class

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

    quality forage is needed. Legume-grass mixtures provide a much wider harvest window for good to high ... of forage fiber increases with maturity and is negatively correlated with feed intake by animals and ... these targets help us with harvest timing? How do we know when the forage growing in the field is ...

  2. OSU Food Safety Collaborative

    https://foodsafety.osu.edu/osu-food-safety-collaborative

    This OSU Food Safety Collaborative is designed to bring together faculty, staff and students ... across various departments and colleges within OSU who work in food safety. Feel free to invite your OSU ... food safety colleagues! This event provides wonderful networking opportunities. Please email  ...

  3. The Financial Aspect of Alternative Forages

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/financial-aspect-alternative-forages

    alternative forages. Are they cheaper to grow? More expensive? Do they increase the income over feed cost? Do ... they increase the cost of the ration? Dr. Ferriera also touched on this during his talk at the ... acre. Seems like a benefit. Further, nitrogen requirements are also likely going to be less. For grain ...

  4. Spring SCN Testing and a Research Opportunity for Ohio Growers

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/spring-scn-testing-and-research-opportunity-ohio-growers

    for soil fertility or participate in an on-farm trial that requires soil sampling, a subsample can be ... population (Pi) of SCN. Sampling that same area at harvest will reveal the final population (Pf) of SCN. From ... field, SCN reproduction factor (RF = Pf/Pi) will be calculated. If SCN population increased during ...

  5. Soil Crusting Considerations for Corn and Soybean

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

    does not need to be replanted. At low plant populations, soybeans can compensate by increasing the ... expected. To assist in this process, the relationship between planting date, plants per acre at harvest, and ... example, a field planted on May 9th or before and with a stand of 25,000 plants/acre at harvest can still ...

  6. 2022 Skillathon Sign-up Link

    https://putnam.osu.edu/news/2021-skillathon-sign-link

    Ottawa K of C Hall located at 10759 RD H, Ottawa. 4-H Skillathon participants will be required to ... need to call the office for an available time slot. 419-523-6294. Click HERE  to sign up for a time ...

  7. Alfalfa Continues to Mature

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

    the next week, %NDF values will likely increase 5 percentage units or more. As a quick reminder, ... state. In addition to keeping a close watch on alfalfa development for making harvest decisions, ... producers should be monitoring alfalfa weevil to determine if harvesting earlier is warranted.  If alfalfa ...

  8. It’s Time to Start Monitoring your Alfalfa Fields for %NDF

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-12/it%E2%80%99s-time-start-monitoring-your-alfalfa-fields-ndf

    traditional methods are often too time consuming when a rapid estimation of NDF is needed to make harvest ... determine the exact date every year when to harvest alfalfa stands. If managed properly, spring harvests can ... be one of our most and least digestible harvest of the year. Many growers may base harvest decisions ...

  9. Springtime is Spray Time-- Here are Some Tips for Better Spraying

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-12/springtime-spray-time-here-are-some-tips-better-spraying

    Applying pesticides requires a high level of skill and knowledge. Increases in the size and ... complexity of sprayers over the years require even more attention to efficiency, efficacy, and safety ... . Although each crop requires a slightly different approach to the application of pesticides, some general ...

  10. Food Safety Consortium

    https://foodsafety.osu.edu/food-safety-consortium-0

    CFI Food Safety Consortium Annual membership to support, engage, and contribute to research & ... prevention “CFI's Food Safety Consortium seeks to bring together individuals and organizations ... interested in achieving our mission of advancing food safety systems that protect public health by preventing ...

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