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  1. Keep Forage Nitrate Toxicity in Mind This Year

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/keep-forage-nitrate-toxicity-mind-year

    away. We have had multiple reports of high nitrate levels this year. The first reports of high nitrate ... reports of dangerously high nitrate levels in millet hay with the recently dry weather.  Producers have ... the results. Table 1: Interpretation of nitrate forage test results. ppm NO 3 (DM) Percent NO 3 ppm NO ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. EPN Signature Earth Day Event- Monday, April 22, 2024: Eat This Earth Day! Ohio's Native Plants for Food

    https://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/events/epn-signature-earth-day-event-monday-april-22-2024-eat-earth-day-ohios-native-plants-food

    (named one of the top 50 science discoveries of 1990 by  Discover  magazine in their January 1991 issue) ... country to request proclamations from all 50 governors to make April 2023 Native Plant Month in every ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Cultivar Trials Showcase

    https://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/events/cultivar-trials-showcase

    directly next to the Cultivar Trials in the Plumb Hall Parking Lot for $2.50/hour.  See the map here.  ...

  8. Using Dairy Manure with Newly Planted Corn and Soybeans

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/using-dairy-manure-newly-planted-corn-and-soybeans

    adding moisture to the soil that can enhance crop germination and emergence, especially if the weather ... soybeans. The seed is protected by an inch or more of soil. In university research, the application of ... scouring the soil surface and burying small corn plants or further burying seeds. Fields that are spring ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Safeguarding Your Herd: How Biosecurity Keeps Salmonella Dublin at Bay

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-1/safeguarding-your-herd-how-biosecurity-keeps

    a bacterial pathogen that presents a significant risk to both the dairy industry and human health. While there ... have the same biosecurity requirements. The level of biosecurity varies based on factors like herd ... are part of standard biosecurity procedures to reduce the risk of exposure to Salmonella and other ...

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