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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Update on Blueberry Production Research

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/spring-2019/update-blueberry-production-research

    a challenging proposition for both commercial growers and backyard gardeners.  This is because blueberries ... require an acidic pH of 4.5, high organic matter of 4-7%, and excellent drainage.  Idea blueberry soils ... hard to mimic those ideal blueberry grounds with acidifying soil by applying elemental sulfur, ...

  8. 2019 CTC Annual Conference: Healthy Soils, Healthy Food, & Healthy People

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/spring-2019/2019-ctc-annual-conference-healthy-soils-healthy-food-healthy-people

    (sustainable) agriculture.  Rafiq Islam, the director of the Soil, Water, and Bioenergy Resources program at The ... By Dr. Rafiq Islam SWBR Program Leader Healthy soil is the foundation of climate-smart ... Ohio State University South Centers delivered an in-depth research presentation titled  “Healthy Soils ...

  9. Meet our new Visiting Scholar from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Du Jiaxing (Jacky)

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/spring-2019/meet-our-new-visiting-scholar-from-the-chinese-academy-agricultural-sciences

    (2-months) from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) from the Heilongjiang (Jiamusi branch) ... has recently joined the Soil, Water, and Bioenergy Resources Program at The Ohio State University ... South Centers.  Jacky is a researcher at the Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute of the ...

  10. Marketing Matters Videos

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/direct-marketing/marketing-matters-videos

    Marketing Matters Videos The OSU Extension Direct Food & Agricultural Marketing Team brings ...

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