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  1. Interpreting a Soil Test Report

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-0514

    exchange capacity (CEC) and organic matter (OM). Soil pH tells us about nutrient availability and soil ... suitability to grow a chosen crop. Phosphorous and potassium soil test levels help us know if fertilizer is ... solution. For example, adding lime to correct an acidic soil pH will increase plant-available phosphorus. ...

  2. Choosing a Laboratory for Nutrient and Soil Health Testing

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0107

    State University Extension Soil testing provides key information about soil nutrient availability. It is ... often measured in standard soil packages since environmental factors impact available nitrate. However, ... some labs offer estimated nitrogen release tests or measure plant-available forms NO3 (nitrate) or NH4 ...

  3. Fertilizing Perennial Forages on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/fertilizing-perennial-forages-dairy-farms

    vigorous regrowth the following spring. Remember that hay crops will remove about 50 lb of K 2 O and 12 lb ... report. The OSU Fertility Recommendation Calculator and a user guide are available at ... Many dairy farms have high levels of soil P, making the expense of fertilizer P unnecessary. When soil ...

  4. Recognizing and Managing Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/recognizing-and-managing-heat-stress-dairy-cattle

    disease potential are all reasons to be concerned about the effects of heat stress on dairy cattle. When ... people.  Depending upon their level of production, temperatures as low as 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit can ... stress levels. (Source: University of Minnesota) Indicators of Heat Stress In addition to air temperature ...

  5. Corn Silage and Foliar Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-and-foliar-disease

    contamination of corn silage and high moisture corn with many nutritionists encouraging levels below 1 ppm in ... corn utilized in the lactating cow ration. Fungicides may have the ability to reduce mycotoxin levels ... disease pressure, revealed that in all cases but one, an application of fungicide at R1 reduced DON levels ...

  6. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    summer. Make sure that the field surface is relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till because you ... and clovers should have a pH of 6.0 or above. The optimal soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is ... 30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is ...

  7. Ohio Opportunity Zones in Community and Economic Development

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/cdfs-4112

    opportunity zones (OZs). It provides background information on OZs and details about the Ohio-specific tax ... million jobs and 1.6 million places of business (Robinson 2018). Table 1. What Is Unique About Ohio's ... level and are also more racially and ethnically diverse.” The poverty and diversity selections rates ...

  8. EPN Breakfast- September 13, 2022: Advancing environmental justice in extreme heat and adapting through collaborative networks

    https://epn.osu.edu/events/epn-breakfast-september-13-2022-advancing-environmental-justice-extreme-heat-and-adapting

    enforcing justice in environmental planning. Join this program to learn about the environmental and social ... stream will be available, as well as other accommodations as requested on the registration. Masks are optional ... of COVID-19 transmission. More health and safety information available on this  Personal Safety Practices ...

  9. Corn Silage Harvest Safety Should Be Priority One

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-harvest-safety-should-be-priority-one

    protective structures became available in the mid-1960s. These structures were not available for all new ... caution.  Additional resources are available from the Ohio State University Extension Ag Safety and Health ...

  10. Annual Winter Forage Following Wheat Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/annual-winter-forage-following-wheat-harvest

    levels of total digestible nutrients equal to or greater than 70%. Brassicas should not be more than 75% ...

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