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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. 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 ...

  8. Effects of Lime and Gypsum Application on Vegetable Yields and Nutrient Availability in Muck Soil

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0102

    application of lime, and then sampled each fall after harvest and before the annual lime application. ... and subsequently increases pH, a major driver in nutrient availability. Managing pH in muck or organic ... had three treatments, including these annual fall applications: 1 ton of lime per acre 2 tons of lime ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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... ...

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