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  1. Short-Season Forages for Summer Planting

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/short-season-forages-summer-planting

    grazing in late autumn. Soil moisture is the big concern for any forage planting now. Much of the state is ... already seeing dry soils and temperatures are high, so the general outlook for seed germination of any ... field, considering soil moisture and the rain forecast. Rainfall/soil moisture in the few weeks ...

  2. Lower First Cutting Hay Yields Are Being Reported

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/lower-first-cutting-hay-yields-are-being-reported

    noticeable differences in first cut yield among forage stands that differed in soil fertility status, cutting ...

  3. Soil Fertility for Forages

    https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages

    Proper soil pH and fertility are essential for profitable forage production. Adequate levels of ... fertilization should be based on soil-test levels and realistic yield goals. Take a soil test to determine soil ... (Ohio-Michigan-Indiana) from your soil testing lab, or use the soil recommendation spreadsheet listed below to check the ...

  4. How Late Can I Plant Forages This Spring?

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/how-late-can-i-plant-forages-spring

    this will help moisture move through the soil to the germinating seeds resulting in fast emergence and ...

  5. Harvest of Winter Annual Forages is Approaching

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/harvest-winter-annual-forages-approaching

    potassium unless soil potassium levels are low. High levels of potassium in forages can be a problem, ...

  6. Tim McDermott

    https://forages.osu.edu/people/tim-mcdermott

    Tim McDermott Extension Educator Pasture management, soil fertility 740-385-3222 ...

  7. Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/get-ready-spring-planting-now

    you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if not, do it now and send to the lab). Calibrate the ... Finally list the field work tasks that you need to do this spring when the weather and soils are fit, then ...

  8. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/establishing-new-forage-stands

    window of opportunity when soils are dry enough before it gets too late, and managing weed infestations ... successful forage establishment in the spring. Make sure soil pH and fertility are in the recommended ... ranges.  Follow the Tri-state Soil Fertility Recommendations.  Forages are more productive where soil pH is ...

  9. Feeding High Ash Forages

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    contained within the plant (for example, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and copper) and soil contamination ... mineral concentrations decrease as plants mature and is greater in forages grown in soils that contain ... concentrations but generally by only a few percentage points. On the other hand, harvest practices and soil ...

  10. Be Alert to Late-Season Potential Forage Toxicities

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    and no labs are intentionally omitted. Check your chosen lab’s web site and follow their specific ... https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/forage/nitrate-poisoning-in-cattle-sheep-and-goats/ http://forages.tamu.edu/PDF/Nitrate.pdf Nitrate accumulation in frost forages. Freezing damage ... risk. Plants growing under high nitrogen levels or in soils deficient in phosphorus or potassium will be ...

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