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  1. How to Manage Weeds in Seedling Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-3/how-manage-weeds-seedling-alfalfa

    Jeff Stachler, Auglaize County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator, Ohio State ...

  2. Updating Ohio's Phosphorus Risk Index Is Generating Positive Initial Results

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/updating-ohios-phosphorus-risk-index-generating-positive-initial-results

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Maintaining agricultural soil phosphorus levels in accordance with the Tri-State ... according to ongoing research by a soil scientist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ... Ohio Phosphorus Risk Index, which is a U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation ...

  3. On-Farm Assessment & Environmental Review (OFAER) Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-6/farm-assessment-environmental-review-ofaer-program

    backgrounds evaluate environmental risks, such as surface-water pollution, groundwater contamination, odor, ... production, and move agriculture, particularly animal production agriculture, toward self-regulation. The ... cooperation with the USDA- NRCS, Extension specialists, private agriculture consultants, livestock producers, ...

  4. Leave the Tilling to Mother Nature

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/leave-tilling-mother-nature

    soil scientist, Islam is among the disciples in the movement to convince farmers that plowing their ... fields before they plant or after they harvest harms the health of the soil and its ability to spur ... growth and resist erosion. Soil plowed repeatedly can lose key ingredients that enrich it, including ...

  5. Produce Safety Rule to Change the Way Fresh Fruit, Vegetables Are Grown and Handled

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/produce-safety-rule-change-way-fresh-fruit-vegetables-are-grown-and-handled

    operations, said Peggy Hall, field specialist in agricultural and resource law for Ohio State University ... Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural ... outbreaks associated with contaminated produce. The FDA  estimates  that about 348,000 illnesses per year ...

  6. Botulism Prevention with Small Grain Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-3/botulism-prevention-small-grain-baleage

    Also, the risk for bolulism in baleage increases with increased soil contamination and baling of dead ... Mr. Rory Lewandowski, Extension Agriculture Educator, Wayne County, The Ohio State University ... botulism. These clostridial bacteria are found everywhere in the soil and are common on plant material ...

  7. Managing Colostrum and Waste Milk on Farms with Johne's Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-6/managing-colostrum-and-waste-milk-farms-johnes

    2 to 8 colonies from a 50 ml (cc) milk sample. In recognition of both the potential risk that infected ... identify cows that might be of higher risk of having MAP in their colostrum in order that their colostrum ... in predicting the risk of milk or supramammary lymph node infection." It is important to note ...

  8. Getting that Last Cutting of Alfalf

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-5/getting-last-cutting-alfalf

    from fall cutting. Forages in well-drained soils will be at lower risk of injury than those with ... the summer will be at lower risk. Any stress (wet soils, potato leafhopper injury, etc.) that weakened ... removal of plant cover increases the risk of frost heaving! Fall cutting should not be practiced on soils ...

  9. Getting the Last Cutting of Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-5/getting-last-cutting-alfalfa

    well-drained soils will be at lower risk of injury than those with marginal drainage. Fall cutting should not ... built up after harvest. Fields with optimal soil fertility levels (pH, P, and K) are at less risk than ... at lower risk than where leafhoppers caused severe injury. Any stress (like wet soils) that weakened ...

  10. Ohio State Experts to Speak at Sustainable Agriculture Conference

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/ohio-state-experts-speak-sustainable-agriculture-conference

    the event, which is Feb. 9-11 in Dayton, the largest sustainable agriculture conference in Ohio. It ... presenters — most of them from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences — will speak on ... topics such as cover crops, local meats, food policy and soil organic matter. They’ll be, for example, ...

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