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  1. USDA Harmonized GAP Handbook Now Available

    https://producesafety.osu.edu/news/usda-harmonized-gap-handbook-now-available

    with the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA AMS) and ... in collaboration with the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) of the Ohio ...

  2. Research

    https://producesafety.osu.edu/research

    Program to Assist Fresh Produce Growers with Meeting Food Safety Requirements Fresh produce is the leading ... ensure that their produce is safe. Understanding regulatory requirements, awareness of safe agricultural ... FSMA equivalence. Team Leads: Melanie Ivey, Ph.D., OSU Plant Pathology (Principal Co-Investigator) ...

  3. What Are Your Bedding Options- is $100/ton Straw an Option?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/what-are-your-bedding-options-100ton-straw-option

    a great bedding source but also removes coverage that helps prevent winter soil erosion. One option for ... this may be to bale the residue and then plant a cover crop to protect the soil from erosion and ... of residue is produced per 40 bushels of corn or 30 bushels of soybeans. This leads to about ...

  4. Living with Lower Quality and Limited Amounts of Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/living-lower-quality-and-limited-amounts-forage

    and early June when soil temperatures are at least 60 to 65 o F and up to late June in northern Ohio ...

  5. Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/heat-stress-dairy-cows

    decreases body temperature of the animal but leads to significantly higher milk production during the ... lactating animals, heat stress can also lead to decreased DMI (Tao and Dahl, 2013). In addition, cows that ...

  6. Making High Quality Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/making-high-quality-baleage

    Mr. Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crawford County, ... aren’t uniform, there is oxygen captured between bales, often leading to spoilage within the tube of ... under trees. These areas often attract rodents, lead to plastic damage, or have sticks that fall and ...

  7. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/forage2008/table16.asp Kentucky: http://forages.ca.uky.edu/variety_trials (see Annual Grass Report) Soil temperatures ... pasture. Soils should be at least 60 to 65 o F before planting Teff. The first crop should be ready in 40 ... drought-stressed and waterlogged soils. More details on managing this forage can be found in a factsheet from ...

  8. Resources

    https://producesafety.osu.edu/resources-0

    Farmer’s Handbook for the USDA Harmonized GAP Standard (v.1.0) Soil Amendment Pictogram Agricultural Water ... Harmonized GAP Standard (v.1.0) Hydroponic Tower Gardening: 4 Steps to Food Safety Infographic Hydroponic ... Tower Gardening: Food Safety Hazards Infographic Hydroponic Tower Gardening: Temperature Danger Zone ...

  9. Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/manure-sampling-nutrient-analysis

    recommendations for soil and forage sampling. Take several subsamples, combine them together, mix, and take ...

  10. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grants/Cooperative Agreements

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/news/great-lakes-restoration-initiative-glri-grantscooperative-agreements

    $14 million for about 30 projects in 5 categories addressing agricultural and non-agricultural ...

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