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  1. Forage Harvest Management to Speed Drying and Store High Quality Forage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/forage-harvest-management-speed-drying-and-store-high-quality

    estimated NDF levels in standing alfalfa crops around the state. Keep in mind that for dairy quality hay, ... First cutting should be taken very soon to achieve high quality forage, as seen by some of the ... in the standing crop at the time of cutting, and that assumes quick drying and ideal harvesting ...

  2. Alfalfa is Ready to Harvest in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/alfalfa-ready-harvest-ohio

    Many of Ohio’s pure alfalfa stands are ready to be harvested for high-quality feed. As alfalfa field ... Ohio’s spring had a cold start but has rapidly turned the corner to persist warmer temperatures. ... observations are being made across the state, educators are noticing in more southern regions alfalfa stage ...

  3. CDL Update

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2022/cdl-update

    However, if you go pick up a bull in another state for your farm business, and travel beyond 150 miles, you ... Amanda Douridas, ANR Educator Madison County OSU Extension recently hosted State Highway Patrol ... officers and a local Sherriff’s Department to discuss the recent CDL changes and answer general farm ...

  4. Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/forage-quality-targets-based-animal-class

    northeastern Ohio, cutting intervals of about 28 days have provided forage of adequate quality for lactating ... The optimal time for making a first cutting of forages is fast approaching. But what is the ... optimal timing to take the first cutting (or any cutting for that matter)? Many will answer by saying it ...

  5. Roadway Safety During Crop Scouting Activities

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2022/roadway-safety-during-crop-scouting-activities

    Dee Jepsen, Professor and State Agricultural Safety Leader Taking a drive through the countryside ... normal traffic patterns of the driveway or block access to farm buildings and homestead areas. • When ... water-logged areas, holes, and fence lines.  • Know the property lines when assessing fields and avoid parking ...

  6. Online Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Course Now Available

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/online-ohio-certified-crop-adviser-pre-exam-course-now-available

    You should consider attending the Ohio CCA Pre-Exam Preparation Course offered by Ohio State ... https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/about-program Course contact: Greg LaBarge, CCA Ohio State University Extension Labarge.1@osu.edu   CCA ... management, soil and water management, pest management, and crop management. Even if you are not considering ...

  7. Harvest Timing Affects Winter Annual Forage Yield and Quality

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-11/harvest-timing-affects-winter-annual-forage-yield-and-quality

    a decline in quality. TDN which is one measure of energy was the highest for wheat at both harvest timings ... timing to maximize quality with spring rain fall events that not only delay custom harvesters but also ... cause your perfectly timed harvest to come to a halt. One goal should be to harvest at least some of ...

  8. CFAES Ag Weather System 2022 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Update 7- Final)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2022-near-surface-air-and-soil

    please visit https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weather1/. Soil Temperature; Weather Conditions; Corn; ... and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the state. The ... weather finally took a big turn toward warmer and drier conditions across the Buckeye State last week. ...

  9. Corn Planting Progress in Ohio is Slow but Coming Along

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/corn-planting-progress-ohio-slow-coming-along

    Better weather: more planting April was a difficult month for farmers in Ohio; conditions were ... cold. Some snow and late freeze events were part of the month. This was conducive to limited water ... more precipitations spread around the state. As we move forward into May, warmer and drier weather ...

  10. Replanting Decisions in Corn and Soybeans… What to Consider

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/replanting-decisions-corn-and-soybeans%E2%80%A6-what-consider

    chilling, frost damage, soil crusting, and standing water. These factors (or combinations of them) can ... expected following accumulation of 150 soil GDDs (base of 50°F) from the time of planting, about 5-7 days ...

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