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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News from the Farm Office: CFAP Sign up

    https://farmoffice.osu.edu/news/news-farm-office-cfap-sign

    Assistance Program (CFAP) Direct Support to Farmers and Ranchers program.  Read our news bulletin here and ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Scab Risk Low, but Keep Your Eyes on Leaf Diseases

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-14/scab-risk-low-keep-your-eyes-leaf-diseases

    for scab and vomitoxin will increase as the temperature increases. Be prepared to treat fields with ... only increase the risk for scab, but will also increase the spread and severity of other diseases such ...

  8. Ohio Corn, Soybean and Wheat Enterprise Budgets- Projected Returns for 2020

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-14/ohio-corn-soybean-and-wheat-enterprise-budgets-projected-returns

    lower fertilizer expenses offset by slight increases in some other costs. Variable costs for corn in ... change and harvest yields may change this outcome. These projections are based on OSU Extension Ohio Crop ...

  9. Social distancing—an immigrant perspective

    https://advancement.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/cfaes-connect/may-2020/social-distancing%E2%80%94-immigrant-perspective

    of us who are single. News reports are now increasingly focusing on how this new pandemic lifestyle ...

  10. Harvest of Winter Annual Forages is Approaching

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-09/harvest-winter-annual-forages-approaching

    heifers and delaying harvest increases yields. Chopping and ensiling or wet wrapping bales are the best ... harvested in milk stage require more concentrate supplementation (energy) than corn silage-based diets.  ... summer to early autumn is another forage crop that is developing early and will be ready for harvest by ...

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