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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

    First cutting should be taken very soon to achieve high quality forage, as seen by some of the ... estimated NDF levels in standing alfalfa crops around the state. Keep in mind that for dairy quality hay, ... cutting, drying, and storing process results in raising NDF levels at least 3 NDF units above what it was ...

  2. 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

    and help you prepare for the test by covering basic principles in the four competency areas – nutrient ... management, soil and water management, pest management, and crop management. Even if you are not considering ... online tests. You must pass both exams to obtain Certified Crop Adviser status. The international exam is ...

  3. Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class

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

    detergent fiber (%NDF) for different classes of livestock. Forage type Dairy cows: high producing & ... lactating Horses Legumes 35 – 40% 38 – 45% 50% 45% 42 – 46% Grasses 48 – 53% 50 – 55 % 60% 55% 55 – 60% ... Grass/legume mixture 42 – 46% 46 – 50% 52 – 56% 47 – 51% 48 – 52% 1 RHA = rolling herd average, calculated as ...

  4. Imbibitional Chilling – Is it a concern?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-11/imbibitional-chilling-%E2%80%93-it-concern

    is below 50 ° F when the seed imbibes (rapidly takes up water from the soil, usually within 24 hours ... planted into soil with at least 50°F of temperature and adequate moisture (at least 40-50% plant available ... temperatures over the last few days soil temperatures may have been still cold (<50°F) at recommended ...

  5. Lep Monitoring Network Update – Black Cutworm & True Armyworm

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/lep-monitoring-network-update-%E2%80%93-black-cutworm-true-armyworm

    checked between May 9 – 15 for the presence of BCW adult moths. Over the past week, a total of 28 traps in ... and Wood (Figure 1). Counties with high trap numbers should plan to monitor for BCW larvae after corn ... were set the week of May 2 nd and checked between May 9 – 15 for the presence of AMW adult moths. Over ...

  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 ... Harvesting when the soil is too wet and soft will do non-reversible compaction damage to the stand and will ...

  7. Considerations for managing P & K in 2022

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-03/considerations-managing-p-k-2022

    best investment when fertilizer prices are high, a recent reliable soil test! What is a recent reliable ... high, or weather conditions do not favor application.  Table 1. Critical Soil Test Values from Mehlich ... than 20 ppm P soil values. Below 20 ppm is where the risk of yield loss is more likely. Therefore, the ...

  8. 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

    forage. Diversifying to multiple species is one of the best risk management practices. Planted on the same ... small grains. We have found not only differences in rate of maturation but also in tonnage between ... 2.75 tons across all locations and a high of 5 tons at one location one year. While forage yield is ...

  9. Early Season Wheat Diseases and Fungicides

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/early-season-wheat-diseases-and-fungicides

    The wheat crop in Ohio is now between early boot (Feekes 10, in the south) and approaching Feekes ... Cool temperatures and high relative humidity are also required for the development of powdery mildew. ... when making an application. For both diseases, a single application between Feekes 8 and Feekes 10 ...

  10. Soybean Planting Progress, Emergence, and Misconceptions

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/soybean-planting-progress-emergence-and-misconceptions

    soybeans. Recent research has shown planter downforce did not impact grain yield regardless of tillage, soil ... differences. Additional research has shown no difference between random drop and precision planting until ... seed size on emergence is dependent on soil texture, planting depth and environmental conditions from ...

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