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  1. Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/forage-quality-targets-based-animal-class

    northeastern Ohio, cutting intervals of about 28 days have provided forage of adequate quality for lactating ... The optimal time for making a first cutting of forages is fast approaching. But what is the ... optimal timing to take the first cutting (or any cutting for that matter)? Many will answer by saying it ...

  2. 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

    a decline in quality. TDN which is one measure of energy was the highest for wheat at both harvest timings ... timing to maximize quality with spring rain fall events that not only delay custom harvesters but also ... cause your perfectly timed harvest to come to a halt. One goal should be to harvest at least some of ...

  3. Making On-Farm Trials Easy

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-12/making-farm-trials-easy

    planning on evaluating input costs and management practices on their farm this season to improve economic ... can be published in our eFields annual report, show casing on-Farm research done throughout the state ... efficiency and stay profitable. However, there are some ways to plan on-farm research to get the most ...

  4. Corn Planting Progress in Ohio is Slow but Coming Along

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/corn-planting-progress-ohio-slow-coming-along

    Better weather: more planting April was a difficult month for farmers in Ohio; conditions were ... cold. Some snow and late freeze events were part of the month. This was conducive to limited water ... more precipitations spread around the state. As we move forward into May, warmer and drier weather ...

  5. 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

    Over the next few weeks ANR Educators and State Specialists across Ohio will be reporting %NDF of pure ... Ohio has seen on average a cooler spring than in previous years even though there were record and ... be one of our most and least digestible harvest of the year. Many growers may base harvest decisions ...

  6. Alfalfa Continues to Mature

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/alfalfa-continues-mature

    Alfalfa stands across Ohio continued to mature in the past week despite our cooler temperatures ... depending on the geographical location. As warmer temperatures are expected to persist across the state in ... state. In addition to keeping a close watch on alfalfa development for making harvest decisions, ...

  7. Soil Crusting Considerations for Corn and Soybean

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/soil-crusting-considerations-corn-and-soybean

    crusting can result in poor growing conditions, reduced stands and plant vigor, and less water infiltration ... a surface-crusted, poorly-drained clay soil from Northwest Ohio, 2020. Figure 2. Corn plant lacking optimum growth in ... higher stands). Some alternatives for mitigating the effects of soil crusting, other states have ...

  8. 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

    KNOW YOUR SCN NUMBERS, OHIO! The presence of SCN in a field, but most importantly, the SCN ... Know your SCN Numbers. Spring, before or at planting, is a good time to sample for SCN. A soil test in ... for soil fertility or participate in an on-farm trial that requires soil sampling, a subsample can be ...

  9. CFAES Ag Weather System 2022 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Update 6)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2022-near-surface-air-and-soil

    https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weather1/. Soil Temperature; Weather Conditions ... and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the state ... low to mid-50s across the north, to the upper 50s across southern Ohio (Figure 1). Much warmer weather ...

  10. Spray Drift: A Serious Problem You Can Manage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/spray-drift-serious-problem-you-can-manage

    in Ohio and several other corn-belt states this year. Wet fields have made planting of corn and ... by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. As you know, we are experiencing an unusual weather situation ... beans, or non-GM beans are planted in neighboring fields, herbicide drifting from one field to another ...

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