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  1. CFAES report focuses on ways to expand, enhance rural access to broadband internet in Ohio

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/cfaes-report-focuses-ways-expand-enhance-rural-access-broadband-internet-in-ohio

    downloading and 3 megabits per second for uploading. But those definitions of “high speed” are woefully out of ... example, over 50% of West Virginians lack access to broadband service versus only 6.5% of New Yorkers, ... pandemic only exacerbated the issue, as accelerated demands for high-speed internet as lockdowns in the ...

  2. CFAES project to improve food safety in Kenya

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-impact/may-june-2022/cfaes-project-improve-food-safety-in-kenya

    global hunger and food security initiative. The 3.5-year project, “Chakula salama: a risk-based approach ... University of Nairobi, all of whom will develop and test food safety interventions to support Kenya’s ... implementation of risk-based approaches to food safety in Kenya and, eventually, other African countries,” she ...

  3. Lep Monitoring Network Update –Trap Count Updates

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/2022-16/lep-monitoring-network-update-%E2%80%93trap-count-updates

    monitored for across Ohio to identify areas with high populations. Black cutworm moth currently has the ... 1). Counties that have had high trap numbers of BCW should plan to monitor for BCW larvae after corn ...

  4. Cooler (not cold) and Active Weather Week Ahead

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/cooler-not-cold-and-active-weather-week-ahead

    for this period include a high temperature range of 72-76°F, a low temperature range of 50-55°F, and ... the result of the 5- to 6-days last week spent in the low to mid 80s for highs. Overall, precipitation ... should lift highs into the mid-60s across the Lake Erie shore to the upper 70s across southern counties. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Watch for Slug Damage on Seedling Plants

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/2022-16/watch-slug-damage-seedling-plants

    crops.  However, if the level of damage concerns you a rescue treatment may be in order.  There are few ...

  8. Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/over-counter-antibiotics-will-require-veterinary

    medicine: “critically important,” “highly important,” or “important.” The FDA considers all antimicrobial ... antimicrobial use at the herd or flock level. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Look for more ...

  9. Alternative Forages – What are they really?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/alternative-forages-%E2%80%93-what-are-they-really

    of beans to be put in, the benefits would be twofold – the cover crop would prevent soil erosion and ... crops may only be in preventing soil erosion if harvest interferes too greatly with other full-season ...

  10. 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 ...

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