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  1. Stay Safe Making Hay When the Sun Shines

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-safe-making-hay-when-sun-shines

    a busy month, finishing the crop planting, caring for livestock, and harvesting first cutting of hay. Hay ... harvest can be a very labor intensive and time-consuming job. Hay harvest involves working around many ... easily shorten the harvest window making the process very challenging. Harvest your hay crop in intervals ...

  2. Taking a Time Out

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/taking-time-out

    just sit, and ponder or think.  Whatever works best for you, realize that reflection increases our ... self-awareness and when we increase our awareness we thrive.  You may enjoy the silence in a room or the soft ... finds you.  Those few moments several times a week have been proven to increase life satisfaction, work ...

  3. Warm Weather Means Warm Season Grasses

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/warm-weather-means-warm-season-grasses

    annuals also require less water to increase their dry matter volume. Now that corn and beans have been ... Broadcast seeding requires a firm seedbed and cultipacking after seeding is recommended to ensure adequate ... does require a level of care, as they can produce prussic acid (cyanide) and cause poisoning in ...

  4. GROBucks: Herbs

    https://miami.osu.edu/events/grobucks-herbs

    Join us for our monthly food series, GROBucks. The next session will focus on herbs from the ... harvest them and use them in delicious dishes. Each paid registrant will receive a pair of herb shears.  ...

  5. Summer Days Ahead: Don’t Ignore Heat Stress!

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/summer-days-ahead-don%E2%80%99t-ignore-heat-stress

    require protective clothing, such as pesticide application, further increase the risk.    Heat stress is ... Mary Ann Rose, Pesticide Safety Education With the arrival of summer, the risk of heat stress ... increases.  Farmers have an elevated risk of heat stress for obvious reasons – working outdoors.  Activities that ...

  6. Preserve Forage Quality with Baleage

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/preserve-forage-quality-baleage

    Making premium quality dry hay requires a 3-4 day stretch of premium weather when the forage is of ... acids and improves digestibility of the forage. When harvesting forages, there is a sweet spot between ... grasses, the sweet spot for harvest is at the boot stage or just as the seed head is emerging. 10% bloom is ...

  7. Summer is a good time for a youth labor checkup

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/summer-good-time-youth-labor-checkup

    requirements.  Treat youth like adults for verification, workers compensation and taxes.   The law doesn’t deal ... and withholding taxes.  A farm employer must complete these same requirements for youth employees. ... under the age of 14 to be employed as long as certain requirements are met, such as having written ...

  8. Jams & Jellies

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/jams-jellies

    properly increases. For best quality, only make what you will use within the year.  If using a freezer ...

  9. Pullorum Testing

    https://greene.osu.edu/events/pullorum-testing

    All fancy poultry and production poultry are required to be pullorum tested and banded on ...

  10. Working Safely with Anhydrous Ammonia

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/working-safely-anhydrous-ammonia

    Kent McGuire – OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator Many farmers are applying anhydrous ammonia ... https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-594 Kent McGuire, OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator, can be reached at 614-292-0588 or  ... mcguire.225@osu.edu.  This column is provided by the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety and Health Team.  ...

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