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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. Household Water Use

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-420

    which is good news. Water use by families was steadily increasing since the 1950s reaching its peak in ... the late 1990s. The required use of low-flush toilets and the introduction of low-water using washing ... leaks remain a problem and have been found to increase water use by 9.5 gallons per household each day. ...

  3. Growing Hardy Figs in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1439

    productivity and the market demand. A high tunnel is highly recommended to produce an earlier harvest and ... tunnel. Hardy figs produce more fruits, an earlier harvest and a longer harvest in a high tunnel ... ripening cycle, and unique pollination requirements. Brown Turkey and Hardy Chicago are the only two ...

  4. Economic Assistance Available for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/economic-assistance-available-dairy-farms

    pending. Approved loans will incur 3.75% interest for terms up to 30 years. Collateral will be required for larger ... these entities have up to three shareholders who meet eligibility requirements, they may be eligible for ... up $750,000 of assistance. Eligibility requirements include gross farm income levels, wetland, and ...

  5. Kiwifruit and Hardy Kiwi (Kiwiberries)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1426

    of the season is required to mature the fruit. Harvest usually takes place in late September and the ... to purchase dry pollens from commercial vendors as a way to increase kiwi yields. Refer to the fact ... Successful cropping of kiwifruit may require a long, frost-free growing season of about 220 days. The plants, ...

  6. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    Mg absorption, increasing the risk of deficiency. In most situations, diets with 0.20 to 0.25% Mg is ... products that increase the DCAD (concentration of potassium + sodium – concentrations of chloride + sulfur, ... expressed as milliequivalents per kg of diet) often increase milk fat yield. Based on a study from ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April component prices at $12.22/cwt, followed by a sizeable increase to $17.52/cwt in June. Longer term ... is reflective of the increased cost of several high protein feed ingredients, as well as the lower ...

  10. 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 ...

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