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  1. Tractor Supply Company's Annual Paper Clover Campaign starts April 24

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/tractor-supply-companys-annual-paper-clover-campaign-starts-april-24

    Company’s more than 50,000 Team Members are known for delivering legendary service and helping customers ...

  2. Home Horticulture

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

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

  3. May 15, 2024- New Applicator Training- In Person

    https://pested.osu.edu/events/may-15-2024-new-applicator-training-person

    Weed Control (Category 6c). Attendees will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf ... (Category 8). Testing is available at the conclusion of the day. A photo ID is required for the test ... to lawns, turf, sod, or to soil areas being prepared for the production of turf for the control of ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Assessing Forage Stands and Winter Damage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/assessing-forage-stands-and-winter-damage

    a common form of winter damage seen in the field. This is a more common problem in heavier clay soils and ... poorly draining soils. Warmer temperatures occurring sporadically in February and March, followed by ... enough level that plants may not survive into May. Plants that experience heaving and survive are more ...

  7. Dairy Sustainability – The Jargon, the Dairy Story, and the Opportunity (Part I)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/dairy-sustainability-%E2%80%93-jargon-dairy-story-and

    prove to be more difficult and will most certainly require soil carbon sequestration or alternative ... digestion reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from manure by 50%. Solid separation technologies can also ... on dairy cow manure! Reduced and no-till cropping practices have improved soil carbon sequestration. ...

  8. Disease Prevention: Making the Most of Your Spring (and every day) Cleaning Practices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/disease-prevention-making-most-your-spring-and-every

    heavily soiled areas; however, these should be used with caution. Some pathogens, like Salmonella, can be ... form biofilms within 48 hours. Currently, very few disinfectants have been tested to determine their ... a disinfectant has been tested against in the lab and found effective. Double check to make sure the ...

  9. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    50%. The cost of NE L is about 55% lower than the 5-year average ($0.09/MCal). However, the cost of ... primarily energy to the ration. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was ...

  10. Canada Thistle (Cirsum arvense)

    https://pested.osu.edu/node/397

    disturbed upland areas but also invades wet areas with fluctuating water levels such as stream bank sedge ... meadows. It can also be found in clay to gravely soils. Leaves: 3-8 inches long, alternate with spiny, ... from root pieces that snap off. The problem is….Canada thistle is a highly invasive thistle that ...

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