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  1. Consider a Summer Annual for Stored or Grazing Forage Needs

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    at least 15 ppm and soil potassium in the 100 to 125 ppm range.  All summer annuals respond to ... sorghum x sudangrass hybrids, millet, teff, and corn.  With adequate soil fertility and a minimum of ... planting.             Plant summer annuals when the soil temperature is 60 to 65 degrees F.  Plant forage ...

  2. Easy Home Food Preservation

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    pickle a wide range of vegetables, select from an assortment of flavorings, and choose between sour or ... preservation, have your canner’s dial gauge tested once a year. Our next canner testing is August 19, 2021 from ...

  3. Corn Smut

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    crop rotation or planting in a smut-free location as the spores survive in soil for several years. ... corn and popcorn rather than field corn. The spores will live in the soil and practicing a 3-year ... rotation will aid in keeping the fungus at bay. The spores also survive well in acidic soils. The ...

  4. Farm Biosecurity with COVID-19

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    touching their face, thereby reducing the risk of disease transmission. COVID-19 biosecurity measures need ... social distancing of six or more feet between persons and refraining from shaking hands.  On the farm, ... milkers to work in defined areas that keep as much distance as possible between themselves.  Minimize ...

  5. Late Summer Perennial Forage Seeding

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    level is somewhere between 100 and 125 ppm for many of our soils.           Contact the Wayne County ... minimum or critical soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 25 ppm and the critical soil potassium ... forage stand.           Typically the main risk with an August planting is sufficient moisture for seed ...

  6. Jams & Jellies

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    tested recipes that specify honey or corn syrup. Artificial sweeteners cannot be substituted for sugar in ... they’ve tested for success. Pectin is a natural substance found in fruit that causes the juice to gel or ... test, and if that’s successful, do not remake more than 4-6 cups at one time.  Use the same type of ...

  7. Cover Crops Offer Options

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    the palatability and nutritional values begin to plummet. Wheat increases its yield about 50% between ... soil health. These crops are typically planted in the fall. Rye, barley and wheat will overwinter and ... of compacted soils (forage radishes), spring weed control with overwintering species, and all of them ...

  8. Bring on the Heat

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    threshold – between 25- and 65-degrees Fahrenheit – meaning that below 25 or above 65 degrees their energy ... variability in humidity and temperature, the temperature-humidity index (THI) has been created to neatly ... every 1 mph increase in wind speed. High-volume, low-speed fans or box fans are both options depending ...

  9. Summer-Planted Forages

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    quality. Field trials receiving 50 lbs. of nitrogen had an average crude protein test of 14% compared to ... digestible, field peas or cow peas which are high in protein and can fix nitrogen in the soil, oats, or ... Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is another incentive. Applicants must have aerial maps, soil tests ...

  10. Bloat in Livestock

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    often during the spring flush and in pastures with a high legume content (over 50%), especially forage ... weather to improve. Feeding livestock in a sheltered area during severe weather can mitigate risks for ... a risk of bloat developing in your livestock, feed blocks containing anti-foaming agents (preventing ...

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