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  1. Late Summer Planting of Perennial Forages

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/late-summer-planting-perennial-forages

    excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for good germination. Make sure that the field surface is ... relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till seed because you will have to live with any field ... Using no-till when herbicide-resistant weeds are present, such as marestail in a previous wheat field ...

  2. Avoid Driving on Wet Soils

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/avoid-driving-wet-soils

    crowns will be like a plague for the remaining life of the stand. It will lead to lower forage yield, ... can, getting on the soils before they are firm enough will only lead to bigger problems in the long ...

  3. First Cutting Time is Approaching!

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/first-cutting-time-approaching

    as a tool for making harvest timing decisions in the field. A method developed years ago using ... fields. We will be monitoring and reporting alfalfa NDF using this method over the next few weeks. Last ...

  4. Ohio Working Lands Buffer Program

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/ohio-working-lands-buffer-program

    transported from the field and enter environmentally sensitive areas are eligible for the program. To apply ...

  5. Alfalfa Quality Estimates for Ohio

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/alfalfa-quality-estimates-ohio

    a weather window opens up. It is likely several alfalfa fields around the state will be harvested this week ... if weather permits.   Grass fields are ready for harvest. In fact, orchardgrass is already flowering ...

  6. Time to Take the Last Forage Cutting

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/time-take-last-forage-cutting

    carrying a higher degree of risk this year than normal. Unfortunately, many fields this year may not be at ...

  7. Prepare to Evaluate Forage Stands for Winter Injury

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/prepare-evaluate-forage-stands-winter-injury

    evaluation and winter injury assessment needs to be done by getting out into the field once there is 3 to ... 4 inches of growth from the plant. This involves selecting random sites throughout the field and counting ... refer to the updated Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Forages Field Guide, available at ...

  8. Avoid Forage Toxicities After Frosts

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/avoid-forage-toxicities-after-frosts

    pasture, can have high concentrations of nonstructural carbohydrates, like sugars.  This can lead to ...

  9. Emergency Forage for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/emergency-forage-planting-early-mid-summer

    grasses and legumes such as field peas and soybeans are marketed by some seed dealers. The legumes can ...

  10. August Establishment of Perennial Forages

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/august-establishment-perennial-forages

    caused stand loss in alfalfa fields due to compaction and crown damage from harvest on wet soils, and ... from root rot in poorly drained field areas. As a result, replacement of some of those acres is ... field. Seed placement: The recommended seeding depth for forages is one-quarter to one-half inch deep. It ...

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