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  1. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    State University Extension Hay and haylage crops are grown on just over 1 million acres in Ohio (NASS, ... 2019) and are grown on more Ohio farms (44% of all farms) than any other crop (Becot et al., 2020). In ... addition, there are over 1.3 million acres of pastureland on nearly 39,000 farms (50% of all farms) in the ...

  2. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    point where the drop in quality becomes so great that the hay has little feeding value left. In such ... long-lasting effects on hay crops. We’ve seen many fields where stand loss in wheel tracks led to lower forage ... are 18-20% for small square bales (80 to 82% dry matter), 18% or less for large round bales, and less ...

  3. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    for stand establishment success, regardless of what type of seeding you are making: Soil fertility and ... relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till, because you will have to live with any field roughness ... seedings of alfalfa in late summer where clover has been present in the past. This pathogen causes white ...

  4. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    and tiring. However, if you were to ask if corn planting or harvesting is more enjoyable, the answer ... Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... on which way you think about it, heavily influences silage yield and the quality of the fermentation ...

  5. In the Weeds: Legal Approaches to Dealing With Noxious Weeds on Farmland

    https://agnr.osu.edu/events/weeds-legal-approaches-dealing-noxious-weeds-farmland

    their impacts on farm and ranch lands. The presenters for this webinar are Peggy Kirk Hall and Dr. Mark ... weeds on farmland.   Farmers and ranchers are familiar with noxious weeds—those invasive weeds that pose ... invasions to neighboring lands. Even so, noxious weed problems appear to be on the increase, raising ...

  6. In the Weeds: Legal Approaches to Dealing With Noxious Weeds on Farmland

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/weeds-legal-approaches-dealing-noxious-weeds-farmland

    their impacts on farm and ranch lands. The presenters for this webinar are Peggy Kirk Hall and Dr. Mark ... weeds on farmland.   Farmers and ranchers are familiar with noxious weeds—those invasive weeds that pose ... invasions to neighboring lands. Even so, noxious weed problems appear to be on the increase, raising ...

  7. Fruit and Vegetable Crop Walk

    https://hardin.osu.edu/news/fruit-and-vegetable-crop-walk-0

    Auction near Mt. Victory where much of this produce is sold. Hardin County OSU Extension has planned ... Mt. Victory. It is open to all fruit and vegetable producers, whether they are commercial or home ... gardeners. OSU Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Jim Jasinski will provide information on ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ... $9.87/cwt, respectively. Both estimates are likely to be profitable, although they are lower than in May. As ... 2021 are presented in Table 2. Detailed results for all 26 feed commodities are reported. The lower and ...

  9. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    milk. Somatic cell count (SCC) and standard plate count (SPC) are mandated by the federal Grade “A” ... the farm level. Therefore, listed below are key points expanded from the National Mastitis Council ... a critical control point for milk quality, some milk purchasers are more rigorous than the official ...

  10. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    listed in the Ohio Agronomy Guide are shown in Table 7-12. Table 7-12: Harvest Information for ... forage harvesting can be more challenging than other forages, especially if you are set up for a dry hay ... grasses, such as sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass, forage sorghum, pearl millet, and teff grass, are being ...

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