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  1. Fertilizing Perennial Forages on Dairy Farms

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

    test P exceeds the agronomic level of 50 ppm, there is increased  potential of P losses into streams ... Many dairy farms have high levels of soil P, making the expense of fertilizer P unnecessary. When soil ... harm animals fed those forages. A recent soil test should always guide what nutrients to apply and how ...

  2. Fall Manure Application and Cover Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/fall-manure-application-and-cover-crops

    approach $125 to 150/cow annually. To best capture the nutrients, manure should be incorporated during ... capture more of the manure nutrients, especially the nitrogen, and to also prevent soil erosion. Another ... program, be sure to work with your Soil and Water Conservation District to be certain your cover crop ...

  3. Assessing Milk Price and Risk Management for 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/assessing-milk-price-and-risk-management-2023

    make sure we are assessing what the 2023 milk price may be and how to manage the risk of a milk price ... to produce feed. This makes it very important to manage the milk price risk for 2023. The September ... common risk management tools used in Ohio are the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and the Dairy ...

  4. 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 ... with DON levels as high as 17.9 ppm in one hybrid and 30.3 ppm in the other hybrid. Again, fungicide ... by at least 50%. The trial was then expanded the second year, which was a high disease pressure year ...

  5. Use 2022 Profitability As a Catalyst for Retirement Savings

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/use-2022-profitability-catalyst-retirement-savings

    retirement benefits is based on your 35 highest years of earnings. If you pay in at the minimum level, your ... social security retirement will be minimal. In high profitability years, managers should maximize the ... wages or profit that is subject to social security tax (to help with 35 high year average). According to ...

  6. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is ... much tillage depletes soil moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint ... and clovers should have a pH of 6.0 or above. The optimal soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is ...

  7. A Farm Advisory Team Can Help You Succeed

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/farm-advisory-team-can-help-you-succeed

    (less than one year), medium-term (one to five years), and long-term (greater than five years) goals or ... to accomplish, gauge their level of interest, discuss time commitment, and identify potential meeting ...

  8. Preparing Equipment for Corn Silage Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/preparing-equipment-corn-silage-harvest

    harvesting process will begin.  Making high-quality corn silage is time sensitive and breakdowns can be ... processor operation is critical to making high quality corn silage. While the true inspection of kernel ... should be between 2 to 3 mm depending on the processor design. A nickel is 1.95 mm thick and older ...

  9. New Factsheet available to assist farmers, gardeners, and landowners

    https://senr.osu.edu/news/new-factsheet-available-assist-farmers-gardeners-and-landowners

    Selecting the right lab for nutrient and soil health testing Farmers, gardeners, and landowners ... can use soil testing data to gain information on soil nutrient availability and to optimize their ... selecting the right lab for nutrient and soil health and access and download a listing of Soil Testing Labs ...

  10. Wreaths for Our Veterans- Donations Requested, Ceremony Saturday, December 3rd

    https://mahoning.osu.edu/news/wreaths-our-veterans-donations-requested-ceremony-saturday-december-3rd

    generations about the high cost of our freedoms. Please help us continue this tradition by donating to this ...

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