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  1. First Cutting of Alfalfa and Grasses Has Begun

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-15/first-cutting-alfalfa-and-grasses-has-begun

    the time for harvesting high quality forage. This last week producers began taking advantage of the ... Ohio. These are average values from different fields, but one reporter noted this week that %NDF varied ... Last week we alerted Ohio producers that alfalfa and grass forages were at or quickly approaching ...

  2. Have No Fear..Honey Bee Swarms are Near

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2022/have-no-fearhoney-bee-swarms-are-near

    the suitable nesting site has been identified. This can take one to several days. During this time ... honey bees or other types of bees, you may wish to check out the Ohio State University’s Bee Lab ... Beth Scheckelhoff, ANR Educator Putnam County Honey bee swarms are common this time of year. They ...

  3. Using Manure with Corn

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-15/using-manure-corn

    Spring planting has been hit and miss for livestock producers in the state. Some producers have ... related to the timing of liquid manure application to corn. The application of manure to corn can make ... give livestock producers or commercial manure applicators another window of time to apply manure to ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Soybean Planting Progress and Vegetative Growth

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-15/soybean-planting-progress-and-vegetative-growth

    the VC growth stage soon (Figure 1). Table 1. Percent soybean acres planted in Ohio by week for the ... uses water, carbon dioxide from the air and light energy to produce sugars. Sugars are then converted ... State University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2aBnTLoZKQ and also this Science for Success ...

  10. 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 ...

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