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  1. Forage Harvest Management to Speed Drying and Store High Quality Forage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/forage-harvest-management-speed-drying-and-store-high-quality

    harvest intervals required for any pesticides applied. We know some growers around the state have applied ... in the standing crop at the time of cutting, and that assumes quick drying and ideal harvesting ... insecticides for alfalfa weevil control, so any pre-harvest intervals on the insecticide label have to be ...

  2. Alfalfa is Ready to Harvest in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/alfalfa-ready-harvest-ohio

    Many of Ohio’s pure alfalfa stands are ready to be harvested for high-quality feed. As alfalfa field ... were to make a harvest decision based on alfalfa maturity, %NDF would be higher than what is expected. ... producers took advantage of the warm dry weather this past weekend to harvest a few pure alfalfa stands. As ...

  3. Roadway Safety During Crop Scouting Activities

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2022/roadway-safety-during-crop-scouting-activities

    Dee Jepsen, Professor and State Agricultural Safety Leader Taking a drive through the countryside ... attention towards safety and roadway courtesy. For agronomists employed with an agricultural business, it ... is safe from other moving vehicles and secure from possible theft.   Field safety: When accessing ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Replanting Decisions in Corn and Soybeans… What to Consider

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/replanting-decisions-corn-and-soybeans%E2%80%A6-what-consider

    yield change (increase or decrease) expected from replanting. Table 1. University of Illinois Replant ... harvest Planting Date 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 % of optimum yield April 10 62 76 83 92 94 ... populations by increasing the number of branches (Figure 2). In our research, going from 100,000 to 50,000 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. CDL Update

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2022/cdl-update

    from the Q&A are summarized below. Required Course Any new person trying to obtain a Commercial ... pick up a piece of machinery outside of that range, farmers are required to have a CDL, medical card, ... vehicle combo over 26,000lbs requires a CDL if being used for commercial purposes. A pickup truck rated at ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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