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  1. Estimating fiber content of alfalfa in fields across Ohio

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/estimating-fiber-content-alfalfa-fields-across-ohio

    growth has slowly been progressing. While fields start to dry out this week it’s a good idea to start ... soon! Some fields are as much as a week ahead of last year at this time in NDF concentration. It is ... a factsheet and video on how to estimate NDF of alfalfa in the field: FACTSHEET VIDEO    Below are a few %NDF ...

  2. Alfalfa Weevil Are Active- Time to Scout

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/alfalfa-weevil-are-active-time-scout

    Alfalfa fields across Ohio have been observed with alfalfa weevil infestations, some with high numbers and ... a control option in most of the state, so a rescue treatment will be warranted in fields with heavy weevil ...

  3. Harvest & Storage

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    Factsheets & Bulletins Making High Quality Baleage Estimating Alfalfa Fiber Content in the Field Videos ... Estimating Alfalfa Fiber Content in the Field Making High Quality Baleage Useful Websites University of ...

  4. Short-Season Forages for Summer Planting

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    field, considering soil moisture and the rain forecast. Rainfall/soil moisture in the few weeks ... https://forages.osu.edu/news/emergency-forages-plant-yet-year-mechanical-harvest Emergency Forages to Plant Yet This Year for Grazing, ... https://forages.osu.edu/news/emergency-forages-plant-yet-year-grazing Harvest Management of Summer Annual Grasses, (showing data from July planting) ...

  5. Lower First Cutting Hay Yields Are Being Reported

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/lower-first-cutting-hay-yields-are-being-reported

    the weather stress this spring. The good news is that forage quality is expected to be higher than ...

  6. Time to Start Scouting for Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/time-start-scouting-potato-leafhoppers-alfalfa

    resurging numbers in their fields.  Younger alfalfa is more susceptible to damage at lower leafhopper ...

  7. Harvest of Winter Annual Forages is Approaching

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/harvest-winter-annual-forages-approaching

    (less than 25% of the field has visible heads) and preferably in the pre-boot stage.  Winter triticale ... considering the short weather windows during spring in Ohio. Field wilting will be necessary before ensiling ... Buckeye Dairy News. Large round bale silage. Guidelines from Penn State Univ. Making good round bale ...

  8. Time to Scout for Alfalfa Weevil Across Most of Ohio

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/time-scout-alfalfa-weevil-across-most-ohio

    article, as well as this VIDEO describing how to scout a field. Accumulated growing degree days (base 48°F ...

  9. Alfalfa Weevil – It’s Closer Than You Think

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/alfalfa-weevil-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-closer-you-think

    scouting.  Alfalfa fields should be scouted weekly for weevils until at least the first harvest.  Don’t let ... may be needed after the first harvest in heavily infested fields.          Spot problem fields early ... by checking alfalfa tips for feeding damage – small holes and a tattered appearance.  Fields that ...

  10. Be Careful on When to Start Grazing

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/be-careful-when-start-grazing

    having. If you have fields that were not grazed in the late fall or over the winter and are in good shape, ... cause damage to the field. However, if fields are not in good shape and with growth which has started in ... will weaken or kill the plant. In addition, if the field does not get enough time to recover and grow ...

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