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  1. Late Season Alfalfa Management

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/late-season-alfalfa-management

    probability enters.  In addition, there are factors such as previous cutting management, age of stand, soil ... fertility, variety, and soil moisture that affect the level of risk with fall cutting. For those who are risk ... especially soil potassium levels, and a soil pH near 6.8 will improve plant health and increase tolerance to ...

  2. Emergency Forage for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/emergency-forage-planting-early-mid-summer

    http://forages.ca.uky.edu/variety_trials (see Annual Grass Report) Soil temperatures should be at least 60-65 F before planting the sorghum ... a warm-season grass that can be used for hay, silage, or pasture. Soils should be at least 60-65 F before ... acre over several cuttings and can tolerate both drought-stressed and waterlogged soils. More details ...

  3. Forages are Ready to Harvest!

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    conditions allow if they are intended for lactating dairy cows. However, do wait until the soil is firm ...

  4. Dealing with Winter Injured Forage Stands

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    stands, especially in alfalfa. The saturated soil during much of the winter took its toll, with winter ...

  5. Publications

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    Agronomy Guide (hardcopy) Ohio Agronomy Guide (pdf) Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Forages Field Guide ... (hardcopy) Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Forages Field Guide (pdf) 2019 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana, and ... Illinois (pdf) ...

  6. Avoid Driving on Wet Soils

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/avoid-driving-wet-soils

    wet soils from the heavy rains this past weekend across much of Ohio. While we are eager to get that ... first cutting made, haste will make waste if we drive on hay stands before the soils are firm enough to ... support the equipment. When we run hay equipment on soft soils, the wheel compaction damage to plant ...

  7. Pasture and Forage Management Field Day

    https://forages.osu.edu/events/pasture-and-forage-management-field-day

    A FREE clinic that will cover the following topics: Soils and Fertility Seeding: rates, varieties, ...

  8. August Establishment of Perennial Forages

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/august-establishment-perennial-forages

    caused stand loss in alfalfa fields due to compaction and crown damage from harvest on wet soils, and ... competing with the flush of annual spring and summer weed emergence/growth. The soil borne root rot and ... damping off disease organisms that thrive in cool, wet soils are not an issue. However, growers need to be ...

  9. Prepare to Evaluate Forage Stands for Winter Injury

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/prepare-evaluate-forage-stands-winter-injury

    growing season. We had some days with very cold air temperatures, but the soil temperatures have been much ... more moderate than you might expect. The soil temperature at the 2-inch depth is associated with the ... temperature of plant crowns. The coldest 2-inch soil temperatures recorded since January 1 at the Ohio State ...

  10. Ohio Working Lands Buffer Program

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/ohio-working-lands-buffer-program

    for this program, contact your local soil and water conservation district office. For details of this ...

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