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  1. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ... and the rainfall forecast. Rainfall and adequate soil moisture in the few weeks immediately after ... excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for seed germination. Make sure that the field surface is ...

  2. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science; Jason Hartschuh, Agriculture and ... Natural Resources Extension Educator, Crawford County; and Allen Gahler, Agriculture and Natural Resources ... though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has ...

  3. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Tuscarawas County, Ohio State ... University Extension The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) ... Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The WASDE report, also released monthly, is available ...

  4. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    pathogens which lead to mammary gland inflammation with the subsequent increase of somatic cell counts in ... soil on the teats, and counts higher than 100 cfu/mL usually indicate poor milking practices, dirty ... changes can lead to bigger benefits for the cow’s udder health and profitability of your farm. An ounce of ...

  5. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    Haley Zynda, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Wayne County, Ohio State ...

  6. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crawford County, The Ohio State University Summer annual ...

  7. Erosion Control

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/erosion-control

    Overview The top 6-8" of soil (or topsoil) is uniquely able to support plant and microbial ... life. But topsoil can be depleted by wind or water erosion and poor management, leading to lower ... soils and water quality. Key Strategies  Minimal disturbance – Using fewer tillage events, or at least ...

  8. Jill Hampshire

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/people/jill-hampshire

    Jill Hampshire Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment 100B Agricultural ...

  9. Drainage

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/drainage

    Overview  Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow drainage and standing ... matter.  Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less ... biota and structure. Avoid Soil compaction Working your soils while wet can lead to soil compaction, ...

  10. Soil Organic Matter

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/soil-organic-matter

    enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water stress during both dry and wet ... periods provides better conditions and a food source for soil biota, leading to improved biodiversity; ... Overview Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits to soil health. ...

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