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  1. Alfalfa Continues to Mature

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-15/alfalfa-continues-mature

    requirements than lactating dairy cows. Begin harvesting grasses as soon as you see a good harvest window. The ... across Ohio are ready to be harvested for high quality forage (see table below). Producers in dryer ... regions were able to start harvesting alfalfa fields over the weekend. Western Ohio has had larger ...

  2. Household Water Use

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-420

    which is good news. Water use by families was steadily increasing since the 1950s reaching its peak in ... the late 1990s. The required use of low-flush toilets and the introduction of low-water using washing ... leaks remain a problem and have been found to increase water use by 9.5 gallons per household each day. ...

  3. Coping in Times of Stress

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/coping-times-stress

    additional problems and increase the stress you are already feeling. Take a break.  If news events are ... causing your stress, take a break from listening or watching the news. Recognize when you need more help. ... need support. Reassure.  Stressful events can challenge a child’s sense of safety and security. ...

  4. Direct Marketing of Meat

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/direct-marketing-meat

    https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/food-safety Depending on the marketing strategy, selling meat from a fully inspected plant can require ... A question that I have received several times recently is “What are the legal requirements to ... regulating sales of meat in Ohio. ODA oversees the processing plants and sets the food safety regulations for ...

  5. Determine Forage Moisture Content

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/determine-forage-moisture-content

    falls apart determines if the forage is too wet, too dry, or ready for harvest.  While a lot of good ... forage quality, but for any stored forage, moisture content at harvest is a close second. Moisture ... probes, and moisture sensors built into harvest equipment.  Each has some advantages and disadvantages, ...

  6. Burndown and Residual Herbicide Issues

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/burndown-and-residual-herbicide-issues

    the weeds that are about to emerge (the “white stage”) and buy some time for rain.  The good news here ... about soybean herbicides, which may partly reflect the overall greater safety of residual corn ... planting increases the risk of injury, as does use in tilled situations.  We have increased metribuzin use ...

  7. Field Estimations of Alfalfa Fiber Content

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-14/field-estimations-alfalfa-fiber-content

    exact date to determine harvest of our first alfalfa crop. Research has shown % Neutral Detergent Fiber ... harvest decisions based on calendar date is unreliable. Many producers also base harvest decisions ... often too time consuming when a rapid estimation of NDF is needed for making harvest decisions. In the ...

  8. Summer Weather Outlook

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-15/summer-weather-outlook-0

    rains, soil moisture has increased again in Ohio and remains above normal in much of the corn and soybean ... favor increased storm activity down there. When that happens we often dry out some at least in late ...

  9. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/anr-news/coronavirus-food-assistance-program-cfap

    FAQ'S   CFAP Payment Calculator OSU Extension Farm Office American Farm Bureau Latest News       ...

  10. Potential for Toxic Nitrate Levels in Forages

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/potential-toxic-nitrate-levels-forages

    and jimsonweed. Heavy infestations of those weeds when harvested with the forage will increase risk of ... condition that slows plant growth and metabolism can increase the risk of higher plant nitrate levels. This ... increase the risk for higher nitrate levels in plant tissue, especially where forage growth is slow. ...

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