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  1. 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 ...

  2. Machine learning helps determine health of soybean fields

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/machine-learning-helps-determine-health-soybean-fields

    be one of the four staples of global agriculture: soybeans.  Between August and September of 2020,  ...

  3. Expect more ticks in Ohio this season and beyond

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/expect-more-ticks-in-ohio-season-and-beyond

    Ohio in 2020.     With the rising tick population comes the risk of contracting tickborne illnesses ... fine in a pasture, hayfield, or even your backyard lawn.” McDermott said that while the risk of ... encountering ticks in Ohio is high, and the number of ticks that are carrying disease is high, there are things ...

  4. Weather Update: Unofficial Start to Summer Cools off by Week’s End

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/2022-16/weather-update-unofficial-start-summer-cools-week%E2%80%99s-end

    additional rain activity possible. Behind the front, high pressure will settle in for Friday through Sunday ... with cooler and less humid air. As high pressure weakens early next week, humidity will increase along ... above average precipitation (Figure 3). Climate averages for this period include a high ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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