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  1. 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 ...

  2. Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class

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

    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 ... latest starting point to begin harvest, weather permitting, because the cutting, field curing, and ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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

    timing to maximize quality with spring rain fall events that not only delay custom harvesters but also ... each other with TDN declining and NDF increasing from the early to later harvest timings, representing ... The greatest challenge with winter annual cereal forages for many producers is managing harvest ...

  6. Alfalfa Weevil: Ready, Set, Scout!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-12/alfalfa-weevil-ready-set-scout

    most locations should begin scouting, especially in fields that were damaged last fall by the fall ... be scouted weekly for weevils until at least the first harvest.  Follow-up scouting may be needed ... after the first harvest in heavily infested fields.  Spot problem fields early by checking alfalfa tips ...

  7. 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

    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 ... the rate of bud and flower development. Spring changes of alfalfa %NDF can increase about 5 percentage ...

  8. Tap into something new: 8 things you can learn at Ohio’s upcoming Maple Bootcamp

    https://advancement.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/cfaes-connect/may-2022/tap-something-new-8-things-you-can-learn-ohio%E2%80%99s-upcoming-maple

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/tap-something-new-8-things-you-can-learn-ohi... ...

  9. Spray Drift: A Serious Problem You Can Manage

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

    will increase with increases in wind speed. There is no magic wind speed number below which drift will ... translocated, not requiring a thorough coverage on the target weeds, there is no need to use small droplets that ... increases the risk of drift. There are chemicals that are designed to increase the droplet size, and reduce ...

  10. Meet James Fulton: Aircraft and Agriculture

    https://fabe.osu.edu/news/meet-james-fulton-aircraft-and-agriculture

    months, James processed and distributed food at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Springfield, Ohio.  James ...

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