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  1. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    semen (Holstein bulls); thus, more females calves were born. About 52% of first-calf heifers calved with ... is important to note that about 60% of all multiparous cows were bred following observation of ... overall for the US (5.1%). However, the top 10% dairy herds in the US, in terms of calf survival, are ...

  2. OSU Ag Crops Team hosts Cover Crop Field Days

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/osu-ag-crops-team-hosts-cover-crop-field-days

    Two similar field day events will be held in NW and SW Ohio. The Soil Health team, part of the OSU ... Agronomic Crops team, will be hosting a Cover Crop Field Day in Paulding County on Monday, August 16 ...

  3. Foliar Diseases and Fungicide Decisions in Corn

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/23-2021/foliar-diseases-and-fungicide-decisions-corn

    This July has been one of the wettest on record, and with the extra moisture, comes concerns about ... reported in some fields, well before tasseling in some cases. Such early disease development could impact ... year. Questions are also being asked about tar spot, a relatively new foliar disease that is also driven ...

  4. Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Corn Diseases

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/23-2021/fungicide-efficacy-control-corn-diseases

    Many corn fields in Ohio are rapidly approaching silking (R1), and foliar diseases such as Gray ... States. The CDWG determined efficacy ratings for each fungicide listed in the table below by field testing ... label and overall disease level in the field at the time of application. Differences in efficacy among ...

  5. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status and the rainfall ... soil moisture for seed germination. Make sure that the field surface is relatively level and smooth if ... you plan to no-till, because you will have to live with any field roughness for several years of ...

  6. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    management of these grasses. The general guidelines for harvesting or grazing these summer annual grasses as ... planting (30 to 50 inches tall). Heifer cow diets could utilize this forage harvested at about 60 days (50 ... heights are about 50 inches (2-cuts possible with early June planting) because this will occur before the ...

  7. Soybean Defoliation: It Takes a lot to Really Matter!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/soybean-defoliation-it-takes-lot-really-matter

    The mid-season defoliators are beginning to show up in soybean fields across Ohio. These ... fields to assess levels of damage, it is important not to let one’s eye and mind over estimate what is ... truly there. Japanese beetles and grasshoppers tend to hit edges of fields first before they start ...

  8. Rainy Weather and Wheat Straw Quality

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/23-2021/rainy-weather-and-wheat-straw-quality

    Not only has rain delayed the harvest of some fields for grain, it has also delayed the baling of ... straw in several fields that have been harvested. In Ohio, wheat straw is sometimes just as important or ... lodged fields. Some of the molds growing on the wet straw in the field, including the fungus that causes ...

  9. Oats as an Alternative Forage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/oats-alternative-forage

    feed.  If weeds are present a chemical application of Glyphosate plus 2,4-D can be used to clean fields ... conditions 3 or more tons is very possible. The nutritional value of oats without fertilizer is about $250 ... per ton of dry matter and when fertilized, the value increases to about $280 per ton. Oats makes an ...

  10. How to Distinguish Flooding Injury from Phytophthora or Pythium Root Rot in Soybeans

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/23-2021/how-distinguish-flooding-injury-phytophthora-or-pythium-root-rot

    are killed, as are the nodules that are home to the nitrogen fixing bacteria. The field has an ... become soft. Management during this season – this is time to be proactive for next year based on the data ... many fields may recover (Figure 3). New roots will begin to form as soon as they can breathe again, new ...

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