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  1. The Dirt on Soil Health: What Did the Evaluation Say?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/15-2021/dirt-soil-health-what-did-evaluation-say

    in improving soil health? Goals Percentage Increase biological activity 76.4% Increase profit 74.4% ... Improve water retention 69.8% Decrease erosion 65.1% Reduce weeds/pests 60.5% Increase yield 60.5% Reduce ... https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/webinar-recordings. Lean more about current on-farm research focused on soil health on pages 222-225 in the 2020 ...

  2. Ohio Corn, Soybean and Wheat Enterprise Budgets- Projected Returns for 2021

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/15-2021/ohio-corn-soybean-and-wheat-enterprise-budgets-projected-returns

    profit outlook for 2021. Fuel costs have increased as the state of the overall economy has improved over ... the last months and fertilizer prices have increased fairly dramatically as a number of factors have ... prior to big price increases. Production costs for Ohio field crops are forecast to be higher than last ...

  3. Alfalfa Weevil and Potato Leafhopper Status in Ohio’s Alfalfa Crop

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/15-2021/alfalfa-weevil-and-potato-leafhopper-status-ohio%E2%80%99s-alfalfa-crop

    will become active again in late-summer and fall to feed again to prepare to overwinter. Some larvae ... PLH, but as the second-cut alfalfa grows, producers should be scouting regularly for increasing PLH ... grower should come back within a few days to see if the population is continuing to increase (treatment ...

  4. CFAES Ag Weather System 2021 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Final 2021 Installment)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/15-2021/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2021-near-surface-air-and-soil

    two-week warm up, with soil temperatures increasing 20-30 degrees over the last two weeks. Additional ... 30-day precipitation falling well below average in far northwest and south-central Ohio. As a result, ...

  5. Hay Barn Fires are a Real Hazard

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/15-2021/hay-barn-fires-are-real-hazard

    safe zone or reach 150°F when monitoring needs increased too twice daily. This can be done with ... within the stack and cause cavities underneath that you can fall into. Use planks to spread out your ... weight while walking on the stack and have a harness system attached to the ceiling in case you fall into ...

  6. It’s Time to Start Thinking About Harvesting Alfalfa Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/14-2021/it%E2%80%99s-time-start-thinking-about-harvesting-alfalfa-fields

    four counties across the state (Table 1). Alfalfa harvesting has already begun across the state ... especially for producers harvesting for high producing dairy cattle. Table 1. Average NDF in Pure Alfalfa ... 35% 5/17/21 Stark Harvested                   Alfalfa producers should watch alfalfa development ...

  7. Estimating Fiber Content of Alfalfa in Fields Across Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/13-2021/estimating-fiber-content-alfalfa-fields-across-ohio

    fiber (NDF) in pure alfalfa stands. It is common for many growers to base harvest decisions primarily on ... still provides an accurate guide for making harvest timing decisions by estimating neutral detergent ... Alfalfa growers should start harvesting as soon as fields dry off and a weather window opens, especially ...

  8. Head Scab Risk Low

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/15-2021/head-scab-risk-low

    days. Although temperatures have increased over the last few days, it has been very dry across most of ... increase. You may need to consider applying Prosaro, Caramba, or Miravis Ace, but remember, these fungicides ...

  9. Adapting Burndown Programs to Late-Planted Situations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/13-2021/adapting-burndown-programs-late-planted-situations

    to kill in May, so this is an issue primarily in fields not treated last fall.  The good news is that ... the frequency is increasing as we deal with wet and cold weather that delays planting.  The questions ... The bad news is that nothing we suggest here is going to be infallible on large marestail.  A burndown ...

  10. There's Still Time to Enter the National Wheat Yield Contest!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/12-2021/theres-still-time-enter-national-wheat-yield-contest

    Yield Contest! The contest is a friendly competition that will help farmers stay focused on raising high ... to review the rules and requirements for this year’s contest, and create your application to enter: ... https://yieldcontest.wheatfoundation.org/. May 15 th at 5:00 pm EST is the last day to enter the contest.  The link to the rules and requirements ...

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