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  1. Time to Start Scouting for Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/time-start-scouting-potato-leafhoppers-alfalfa

    techniques can be found HERE.  A video with detail on damage, ID, and control options can be found HERE.   ...

  2. How Late Can I Plant Forages This Spring?

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/how-late-can-i-plant-forages-spring

    root system established. A firm seedbed and good seed placement are essential when seeding late, as ... this will help moisture move through the soil to the germinating seeds resulting in fast emergence and ... virtually no effective herbicide options during establishment. You might want to seed a pure stand now to ...

  3. Harvest of Winter Annual Forages is Approaching

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/harvest-winter-annual-forages-approaching

    should also be harvested in the boot stage.  Triticale seed heads are unpalatable and may reduce intake ...

  4. Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/get-ready-spring-planting-now

    fertilizer spreader. Buy the seed (including any companion crops you will use) and have it on the farm, if ... not done so already. Also buy inoculant if seed is not pre-inoculated. Service all tillage equipment ... borrow. Calibrate the drill to the desired seeding rate using the seed that will be planted and then don’t ...

  5. Be Careful on When to Start Grazing

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/be-careful-when-start-grazing

    you have damage to paddocks, there are a several options: do nothing or smooth up and re-seed (it is ... probably too late to frost seed). If damage is not too bad, you can simply do nothing. Production may be ... limited for the year and you may need to monitor weed issues. If you need to smooth up ground and re-seed ...

  6. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/establishing-new-forage-stands

    Author: Mark Sulc April provides one of the two preferred times to seed perennial cool-season ... month of August here in Ohio. The relative success of spring vs. summer seeding of forages is greatly ... seedings are to include alfalfa, and soil pH is not at least 6.5, it would be best to apply lime now and ...

  7. The 2019 Forage Performance Trials Report

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/2019-forage-performance-trials-report

    2017 seeding at South Charleston had yields, averaging 6.81 tons/acre in 2019 followed by the 2018 ... seeding at South Charleston with yields averaing 5.44 tons/acre. Wet weather in the spring reduced alfalfa ... trial seeded in September of 2018, winter injury differed among varieties. Visual stand density ranged ...

  8. Heart of America Grazing Conference

    https://forages.osu.edu/events/heart-america-grazing-conference

    Salmon, ID. He typically speaks at 40 to 50 producer-oriented workshops, seminars, and field days around ...

  9. Late Summer Planting of Perennial Forages

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/late-summer-planting-perennial-forages

    winter. Typically, the main risk with forage seedings this time of year having sufficient moisture for ... seed germination and plant establishment. Many parts of the state are quite dry now, but the outlook ... seeding ahead of rain events that come our way in the next few weeks. Advantages to late summer forage ...

  10. Emergency Forages to Plant Yet This Year for Mechanical Harvest

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/emergency-forages-plant-yet-year-mechanical-harvest

    varieties are okay if BMR seed is not available. Can produce 3-4 tons of dry matter/acre. Risk of prussic ... forage. Check seed treatment and herbicide labels, many restrict forage use. Teff grass Best suited to ... crude protein content) but will increase seed cost. Italian ryegrass Earlier planting dates provide more ...

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