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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. Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change?

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/can-soil-microbes-slow-climate-change

    He reocmmends that "to tip the soil’s fungal-to-bacterial ratio strongly toward the ... fungi". "As the ratio of fungi to bacteria increases, the soil biome becomes more efficient in utilizing ... carbon and other nutrients and that the soil therefore releases less CO 2 to the atmosphere." In ...

  8. Soil Health- Human Health Conference 2018

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-health-human-health-conference-2018

    By Vinayak Shedekar The Conference on Connections Between SOIL HEALTH & HUMAN HEALTH was ...

  9. Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/assessing-winter-damage-and-evaluating-alfalfa-stand

    sleet, and ice. One constant for most areas of the state is that soils have remained wet and/or saturated ... soils with high shrink/swell potential, exposed to rapid freeze/thaw cycles. During these conditions, ... plants can be physically lifted (heaved) out of the soil, exposing the crown of the plant to possible low ...

  10. Making research available to build healthy soils

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/making-research-available-build-healthy-soils

    producers, youth in agriculture, and urban gardeners are unaware of the importance of soil health and how to ... a healthy and productive soil is the foundation of sustainable agriculture. However, a majority of ... low-input), landowners, 4-H youth, urban gardeners (youth and adults), Master Gardener Volunteers, crop ...

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