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  1. Baseline Assessment of Soil Health in Ohio

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/news/baseline-assessment-soil-health-ohio

    As our understanding of soil health advances, farmers are increasingly interested in assessing and ... improving soils on their farms. Several commercial labs now offer soil health analyses but generating values ... soil health value is essential for understanding these tests and inferring soil function. A common ...

  2. Office Closed

    https://clermont.osu.edu/events/office-closed-2

    December 7th as our office will be attending the Extension Annual Conference. Please feel free to reach out ...

  3. Fall Manure Application and Cover Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/fall-manure-application-and-cover-crops

    capture more of the manure nutrients, especially the nitrogen, and to also prevent soil erosion. Another ... tillage. Cover crops can help livestock farmers recapture manure nutrients and conserve soil by reducing ... Glen Arnold, Extension Field Specialist, Manure Management, Ohio State University Corn silage ...

  4. Preparing Your Dairy Herd for the Fall Football Season

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/preparing-your-dairy-herd-fall-football-season

    summer heat, cow fertility, hoof quality, bird infestations, and new corn silage are among factors to ... prepare.  Day Length The most consistent research response many university and farm data in the northern ... intake and priority of nutrient demand to milk production. As day length shortens, the cow body condition ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April F. White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... silage continues to be a bargain feed in dairy cattle rations. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... ($0.08/Mcal and $0.41/lb, respectively). These nutrient costs continue to reflect recent trends in ingredient ...

  6. Soil Fertility Team

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/soil_fert_team

    interests in soil health, soil fertility and nutrient management, perennial grain cropping systems and ... management solutions and promote sustainable development goals. His research broadly explores how designing ... and managing agricultural systems affect soil processes, and how these interactions translate into key ...

  7. Fertilizing Perennial Forages on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/fertilizing-perennial-forages-dairy-farms

    https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages. We highly recommend using this tool to check any fertilizer recommendations you receive, as we ... the best times to topdress maintenance fertilizer on perennial forages. Soils are usually firm in ... harm animals fed those forages. A recent soil test should always guide what nutrients to apply and how ...

  8. Ohio Laws Governing Manure and Mud on Roadways

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/ohio-laws-governing-manure-and-mud-roadways

    fields to the farm.  This is also a time when tractors and manure spreaders are used to apply nutrients ... failure to properly manage the manure on the roadway. Your Responsibilities The best advice to avoid ... problems is to practice good manure and equipment management.  Do not overfill tankers or spreaders, ensure ...

  9. USDA ERS Dairy Outlook: September 2022

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/usda-ers-dairy-outlook-september-2022

    University Extension The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) ... Enterprise Budgets (https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management/enterprise-budgets), meet with your ...

  10. Assessing Milk Price and Risk Management for 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/assessing-milk-price-and-risk-management-2023

    make sure we are assessing what the 2023 milk price may be and how to manage the risk of a milk price ... to produce feed. This makes it very important to manage the milk price risk for 2023. The September ... common risk management tools used in Ohio are the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and the Dairy ...

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