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  1. Spring Forage Establishment

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/spring-forage-establishment

    Recommendations (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Phosphorus levels for grass ... are optimal in the 20-40 ppm range, while the range for legumes is 30-50 ppm. When it comes to ... potassium, the optimal range is 100-130 ppm for sandy soils with a cation exchange capacity (CEC) less than ...

  2. Organic Matter Key In Soil Health- Here Are Signs To Look For

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/organic-matter-key-soil-health-here-are-signs-look

    and biological properties. A soil test is a great way to get a baseline understanding of some of the ... relationships and intricacies between soil biology, organic matter, and actively growing roots, it makes perfect ... compaction, and a high presence of beneficial organisms. As you continue to work on your soil health, it is ...

  3. Key To Alfalfa Growth Is Weed Control; Start Sooner Rather Than Later

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/key-alfalfa-growth-weed-control-start-sooner-rather-later

    Generations ago, Alfalfa was given the nickname “Queen of Forages”, because of its high quality ... soil nutrient resources, especially in the summer months.  Not only will they thin the stand, but they ... can reduce the quality of the harvested forage.  While some weeds can actually contribute high protein ...

  4. Current Dairy Industry Outlook and Dairy Margin Coverage Sign-Up

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/current-dairy-industry-outlook-and-dairy-margin

    2024 is projected to have margins above the $9.50/cwt level, many different domestic or international ... the first 5 million pounds of milk production history if producers enrolled at the $9.50/cwt margin ... level. Farms received 2 months of catastrophic payments when the margin fell below $4/cwt. Figure 1 shows ...

  5. Jam-packed Schedules Can Impact Mental Health

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/jam-packed-schedules-can-impact-mental-health

    make the wheels fall off the bus. Margin: The space between load and limits In his book, “Margin: ... describes margin this way: “Margin is the space between our load and our limits. It is the amount allowed ... situations. Margin is the gap between rest and exhaustion, the space between breathing freely and ...

  6. Key To Corn Success Is Getting It In The Ground Properly

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/key-corn-success-getting-it-ground-properly

    statement has stood the test of time, and that the simplistic tips from 20 years ago still hold true today.  ... program is $50, which covers the manual, a grazing stick, and program supplies.  To register for any of ...

  7. US Dairy Herds and Policy and the 2022 Census of Agriculture

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/us-dairy-herds-and-policy-and-2022-census

    dairy herds over the last 50 years, the decline between the 2017 and 2022 Census of Agriculture was ... had 50-99 cows.  Another 11,942 farms had milk cows on December 31, 2022 but had not sold any milk ... farms.  Herds of 20-49 cows declined the most on a percentage basis, followed by herds of 50-99, 10-19, ...

  8. Home Horticulture

    https://butler.osu.edu/program-areas/home-horticulture

    Lecture Series 2024 Click Here to Learn More About Soil Testing ...

  9. Why Do Cows Bunch?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/why-do-cows-bunch

    standing, splashes manure on the udder, and elevates stress hormones. These changes increase risk of ... is 150 cows or less. Automated milking dairy farms with all cows in same pen will observe more social ... outside airflow can create a micro-environment in pens that initiate cow bunching. High stocking density ...

  10. Common Plant Names Cause Common Misconceptions

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/common-plant-names-cause-common-misconceptions

    with highly invasive non-native plants simply because of overlapping common names. This can lead to ... mention of the name, or really any plant name that crosses over between native and non-native invasives. ...

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