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  1. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    Science, The Ohio State University Early spring provides one of the two preferred times to seed perennial ... should be 75 plus 2.5 x soil cation exchange capacity (CEC). If seedings are to include alfalfa, and soil ... summer (plant an annual grass forage in the interim).   Plant high quality seed of a known varietal ...

  2. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    not, do it now and send to the lab).   Calibrate the fertilizer spreader.   Buy the seed (including any ... companion crops you will use) and have it on the farm, if not done so already.   Buy inoculant if seed is ... seeding rate using the seed that will be planted and then don’t touch the drill settings. Watch this video ...

  3. 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

    http://www.forages.psu.edu/topics/species_variety_trials/species/brassica/index.html. Seeding Rates and Mixtures Plant high quality seed of a known variety, which will ensure high ... 1 outlines recommended seeding rates and dates for the different annual grasses. Mixtures of summer-annual ... grasses and legumes, such as field peas and soybeans, are marketed by some seed dealers. The legumes can ...

  4. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    forage. It will produce forage ready for harvest in 60 days from seeding and then throughout the first ... year on about 25 to 30-day intervals. Agronomic Management Plant high quality seed of a named variety ... to avoid unpleasant surprises.  For mixtures of small grains, the seeding rate of each component can ...

  5. 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

    pollination and seed formation. The most common process is to spray the rye with Glyphosate and let stand in ... because it causes rye to lodge if rates are too high. Seeding rates of one bushel or less tend to allow ...

  6. Establishing Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa

    time period to establish alfalfa seedings.  Have you thought about what needs to be done to ... fight diseases), good forage quality, best fit to soil types, and high yields.  Have seed inoculated ... for good soil to seed contact, leading to improved establishment.  Control all weeds prior to ...

  7. How to Manage Weeds in Seedling Alfalfa

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

    University Extension Even though alfalfa has not been seeded yet, it is time to start thinking about managing ... in spring alfalfa seedings include: 1. Weeds emerging with the crop are the most competitive; 2. ... biennial, and annual weeds in no-tillage alfalfa were controlled prior to seeding. Summer annual weeds will ...

  8. Tedrick and Thraen Inducted into 2018 Dairy Hall of Service

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-3/tedrick-and-thraen-inducted-2018-dairy-hall-service

    has a deep-seeded commitment to the dairy industry”, wrote one of the nominators. The recognition ...

  9. Agronomy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/agronomy

      Certified Alfalfa Seed Council Crop Statistics Field Crop Diseases (including mycotoxins) ...

  10. Milk Volume or Components: What Should You Aim For?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/milk-volume-or-components-what-should-you-aim

    seedling growth. It is also a good time to seed in bare or thin spots in forage stands established this ... ahead of seeding. Be careful with herbicide selection because some have residual soil activity and will ... harm new forage seedings of proper waiting periods are not observed. Read the labels for details. 2. ...

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