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  1. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    this optimal balance between meeting crop nutrient requirements without over-application is highly ... across the state. Understanding current practices and limitations to forage fertility will guide us in ...

  2. Get your Waterhemp Populations Screened for Herbicide Resistance

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/get-your-waterhemp-populations-screened-herbicide-resistance

    more information about their response to herbicides.  It’s preferable to have seed from waterhemp ... constraints of time and greenhouse space.  For a quick reminder about how to tell when seed from waterhemp is ... bag until ready to get them to us.  Or just shake heads into some type of container to collect seed.  ...

  3. 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

    but waiting for the perfect stretch of weather can end up costing us through large reductions in ... weather limits how far we can push the limits, these techniques can help us improve the chances of success ... The swath width should be about 70% of the actual cut area. The mowers on the market vary in how wide ...

  4. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    costs Hot, dry weather in the western U.S. The U.S. Agriculture Drought Monitor, as of July 13, reported ... USDA is expecting milk production to increase to 24,335 lb/cow, about 315 lb higher than 2021.  Milk ...

  5. Oats as an Alternative Forage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/oats-alternative-forage

    performs much better with an application of nitrogen and may benefit from a fungicide application to ... application of foliar fungicide to control oats crown rust. Usually the best scenario for growing oats for ... feed.  If weeds are present a chemical application of Glyphosate plus 2,4-D can be used to clean fields ...

  6. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... disease worldwide (e.g., Gudair, Silirium); however, in the US, Mycopar ® was the only USDA-licensed ... vaccine available for use (discontinued in the US in 2019).  Its use was restricted to cattle, and only ...

  7. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ... used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. For July’s ... issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.33 and ...

  8. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    herbicides with little or no time interval between application and seeding forages. Do take a cutting in ... fall application of Butyrac (2,4-DB), bromoxynil, Pursuit or Raptor are the primary herbicide options ... for winter annual broadleaf weeds. Fall application is much more effective than a spring application ...

  9. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    information may or may not be applicable to other situations. The overall objective was to assess calf death ... semen (Holstein bulls); thus, more females calves were born. About 52% of first-calf heifers calved with ... is important to note that about 60% of all multiparous cows were bred following observation of ...

  10. Now is the Time to Scout for Western Bean Cutworm!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/now-time-scout-western-bean-cutworm

    If the number of egg masses/larvae exceed the threshold (mentioned above), foliar applications of ... an insecticide application is critical and must happen before the caterpillar enters the ear, but ... after the eggs hatch. If the eggs have hatched, applications should be made after 95% of the field has ...

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