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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. Transitioning to organic? A three-year project studies the effects of different transitional strategies

    https://offer.osu.edu/news/transitioning-organic-three-year-project

    factors and, overall, the soil food web. Using a mix of perennial hay during the transition was most ... maintaining the soil food web in a biologically-active state during the cold early spring months in northern ... important factors of future production, such as soil-borne pathogens, soil fertility, and soil structure. In ...

  5. Tips for Using Microbial-based Products

    https://offer.osu.edu/blog/april-27-2020-1155am/tips-using-microbial-based-products

    biodiversity vegetable production specialty crops soils soil amendments research product trials ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Videos on Soil Health and Management Topics

    https://offer.osu.edu/news/videos-soil-health-and-management-topics

    Specialist Enhancing Mycorrhizae And Metarhizium Fungus Jim Hoorman, USDA-NRCS, Soil Health Specialist What ... Management Practices Most Influence Soil Health In Corn Production?   Dr. Christine Sprunger, OSU Assistant ... Why Do So Many Farmers Practice 'Soil Balancing' Despite The Lack Of Scientific Evidence? ...

  8. Online Tool Examines Organic Strategies for Weed Management

    https://offer.osu.edu/news/online-tool-examines-organic-strategies-weed-management

    draining soils, frequent cultivation may lead to soil compaction and drainage problems, or field conditions ... showing the predicted impacts over time across diverse objectives (weed seedbank, costs, soil health, ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Reverse Field Tour Engages Stakeholders in Soil Health Research

    https://offer.osu.edu/news/reverse-field-tour-engages-stakeholders-soil-health-research

    Stakeholders played a key role in the reverse field tour held on soil balancinglast month at the ... a USDA NIFA funded project to advance understanding of soil balancing methods and outcomes.  Read more... ... Soil balancing ...

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