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  1. Spring Farm Safety Reminders

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-08/spring-farm-safety-reminders

    increased potential of incidents and injuries during planting.  In the ten year span from 2009 to 2018, ... other equipment (Farm Fatality and Injury Database of Ohio, OSU Extension Ag Safety and Health ... competent as well. Make sure all safety guards, shields, and access doors are in place.  If one is removed ...

  2. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    factors, including forage maturity at harvest, forage moisture content at harvest, and forage storage ... maturity, the quality of a stored forage is greatly dependent upon moisture content at harvest. Given that ... moisture content to make good harvest decisions? The primary methods used to determine forage moisture are ...

  3. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    Among other changes are the shifts in components prices, mainly the focus on fat and protein, as ... discussed in the January Issue of Buckeye Dairy News. With less travel in the US with the ‘shelter in ... the fiber and fat and for protein. Thus, the reduced availability of distillers grains will increase ...

  4. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-08/establishing-new-forage-stands

    short. As planting is delayed, the risk increases because of more competition from weeds and summer heat ... depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface crusting. Firm the seedbed before seeding to ensure ... with little erosion hazard, direct seedings without a companion crop in the spring allows harvesting ...

  5. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    would require a greater MP intake than dry cows to maximize milk production. This is because heifers are ... still growing before calving unlike dry cows, and more MP would be required for heifer growth in ... addition to requirements for maintenance and pregnancy (i.e., fetal and mammary growth). In heifers, ...

  6. Nitrogen Rate Recommendations for Wheat 2020

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-07/nitrogen-rate-recommendations-wheat-2020

    yield potential. As a producer, you can greatly increase or reduce your N rate by changing the value for ... include any fall N). If you prefer to be more specific, the following equation may be used for mineral ... subtract from the total (spring N) any fall applied N up. I would not credit no more than 20 lb/A even if ...

  7. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    opportunities to be few and short. As planting is delayed, the risk increases because of more competition from ... weed-free. Don’t overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface ... without a companion crop in the spring allows harvesting two or three crops of high-quality forage in the ...

  8. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-08/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    home, but through keeping social distance on the farm and increasing many of our tried and true ... to review the visitation requirements you have on your farm. To keep you and your service providers ...

  9. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    shutters, and protective shrouds decreases air movement and increases the power requirements from the fan. ... The logbook allows you to monitor when a fan is having increased belt wear or motors that are not ... pulleys increase belt wear and slippage and decrease fan RPM. Belts should ride at the top of a pulley and ...

  10. Get Ready to plant

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-08/get-ready-plant

    focus on planting forage crops, but the process and many of the ideas will pertain to other spring field ... order it to be spread as soon as the field is fit (hopefully you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if ...

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