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  1. Alfalfa Weevil Activity is Beginning to Peak

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-10/alfalfa-weevil-activity-beginning-peak

    days (GDD) and reaches their peak feeding and damage when heat units for the area are between 325 and ... 1 Recheck in a week 9 50 >1 Spray 12 75 >2 Spray 16 100 >4 Harvest early   If alfalfa weevil ... pressure is high in a stand that is still short a pesticide treatment may be warranted. Consult the OSU and ...

  2. Michael Bumgarner honored as 2024 Animal Sciences Hall of Fame Inductee

    https://ansci.osu.edu/news/michael-bumgarner-honored-2024-animal-sciences-hall-fame-inductee

    department.  Throughout his undergraduate career at Ohio State, Mike was a member of the highly successful ... a licensed commodity broker specializing in risk management strategies in livestock marketing.  Mike has ... addressing high priority needs of those with production agriculture as a career endeavor.  Mike has been an ...

  3. Lep Monitoring Network – Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Update # 3

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-13/lep-monitoring-network-%E2%80%93-black-cutworm-and-true-armyworm-update-3

    in 5 – 10 days, and larvae go through 6 instar stages over the next 28 – 35 days. Counties with high ...

  4. Fertilization

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/4389

    before planting when the soil-test level is below 50 ppm. Recommendations are determined by yield goal ... removal).  Yield  Potential  (bu/ac) Soil  CEC Soil-Test K  (ppm)     25 50 75 100 125 150 175 60       lb  ... ―Both Grain and Straw Removed.  Yield  Potential  (bu/ac) Soil  CEC Soil-Test K (ppm)     25 50 75 100 125 150 ...

  5. Key To Alfalfa Growth Is Weed Control; Start Sooner Rather Than Later

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/key-alfalfa-growth-weed-control-start-sooner-rather-later

    Generations ago, Alfalfa was given the nickname “Queen of Forages”, because of its high quality ... soil nutrient resources, especially in the summer months.  Not only will they thin the stand, but they ... can reduce the quality of the harvested forage.  While some weeds can actually contribute high protein ...

  6. Same ol’ Farm Drainage Research? No, Think Future.

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-12/same-ol%E2%80%99-farm-drainage-research-no-think-future

    initiate monitoring of water table, soil moisture, temperature, and electrical conductivity. Additional ... spacing influence trafficability in the early growing season as well as soil moisture throughout the ... rotation, cover crop) on soil moisture availability, crop stress, crop yield, and economics?        How do ...

  7. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 2

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-09/spring-2024-weather-soil-conditions-update-2

    Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed red), two-inch (green) and four-inch (blue) soil ... temperatures for spring 2024. Soil type and location of measurements (under sod or bare soil) are provided in ... located throughout the state. Daily average soil temperatures remained steady or fell slightly for most ...

  8. Spring 2024 Weather & Soil Conditions: Update 1

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-08/spring-2024-weather-soil-conditions-update-1

    to mid 50s for daily averages (Figure 1). Soil temperatures should remain steady early this week, ... Soil Temperatures and Moisture   Figure 1: Daily average air temperature (dashed red), two-inch ... (green) and four-inch (blue) soil temperatures for spring 2024. Soil type and location of measurements ...

  9. Fertilization Recommendations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/4348

    Magnesium (Mg)  Soybeans require a minimum exchangeable soil test level of 200 and 50 ppm (400 and 100 ... Recommendations for Soybeans.    Yield   Potential   (bu/ac) Soil   test   (Bray   P) 30 40 50 60 70 ppm   (lb/ac) ... Cation Exchange Capacities (CECs) and Soil-Test Levels.  ​​​​​​     Yield Potential bu/  ac 30 40 50 60 ...

  10. Farmers: Focus On Small Grain Silage Harvested, Stored Properly

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/farmers-focus-small-grain-silage-harvested-stored-properly

    the importance of homegrown, high-quality feed and dairy profitability.  Cassie Yost and Tim Beck from ... forage for their rations but could conclude that they were also above average at producing high quality ... A Virus, formerly known as High Pathogenic Avian Influenza in dairy cattle, has slowed.  The animal health ...

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