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  1. Look to Soil Tests, Not Yields When Making Fertilizer Applications

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/look-soil-tests-not-yields-when-making-fertilizer-applications

    and your soil tests are hovering at or below critical levels. This year just means that with the ... a savings. For those whose soil tests are close to critical levels, don't assume you can get away with ... Specialists recommend that growers supplement potassium or phosphorus when soil tests show low levels. When ...

  2. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    the U.S., heat stress is estimated to generate between $1.69 and $2.36 billion in total annual loss to ... factors in the humidity as well. For this reason, we utilize a temperature-humidity index (THI). While ... increased breaths per minute, which should be between 40 to 60 under normal conditions. While not ...

  3. Growers to See Changes in Nitrogen Application Recommendations

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/growers-see-changes-nitrogen-application-recommendations

    use the high side of the rate range. If they are more willing to accept risk, they can use a lower ... system assumes the soil is a blank medium and devoid of natural nitrogen. We know that's not ... said Robert Mullen, an Ohio State University soil scientist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and ...

  4. Calf Behavior and Bedding Materials

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-17-issue-5/calf-behavior-and-bedding-materials

    surface of the bedding.  Ammonia levels above 5 ppm at the calf nose level are harmful. Bedding material ... hr/day from 50 to 56 days of age.  Group housing systems must provide adequate space to enable all the ...

  5. Winter Dairy Webinar Recordings

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-2/winter-dairy-webinar-recordings

    and can be viewed at your convenience on YouTube at the following links.    Dairy Risk Management ... Programs for 2022: Dairy Margin Coverage and Dairy Revenue Protection Risk management is critical to any ... farm operation. There are two USDA subsidized programs available to dairy farmers to help manage risk ...

  6. Bring on the Heat

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/bring-heat

    cows have a pretty large threshold – between 25 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit – meaning that below 25 or ... heat stress. Because of daily variability in humidity and temperature, the temperature-humidity index ... every 1 mph increase in wind speed. High-volume, low-speed fans or box fans are both options depending ...

  7. Chow Line: Carrots healthful, not 'full of sugar' (for 9/7/08)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/chow-line-carrots-healthful-not-full-sugar-9708-1

    least partially based on the glycemic index, and, originally, at least, carrots landed pretty high in ... which provoke the release of high levels of insulin. Insulin is necessary because it allows sugar to ... used for energy. But chronically high levels of insulin are linked to the body's cells becoming ...

  8. Southern Ohio Corn at Risk for Stewart's Wilt

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/southern-ohio-corn-risk-stewarts-wilt

    a high risk of Stewart's wilt bacterial disease this growing season. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State ... subsequent risk of Stewart's wilt. Index values less than 90 indicate negligible disease threat, 90-95 ... beetle survives the winter in the soil and if you get a harsh winter, populations go down. But if you ...

  9. Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

    https://butler.osu.edu/events/produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-course

    course will cover basic produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, ... farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks; how to begin implementing produce ...

  10. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    a dry matter basis. For lactating cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and ... between 40 to 60 days after planting (30 to 50 inches tall). Heifer diets could utilize this forage ... Forage having NDFD levels as low as 35 to 40% with high NDF levels are acceptable for dry cows or beef ...

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