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  1. Cover Crops Offer Options

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/cover-crops-offer-options

    soil health. These crops are typically planted in the fall. Rye, barley and wheat will overwinter and ... Benefits include: scavenging excess nutrients that could otherwise be lost to runoff or leaching, aeration ... of compacted soils (forage radishes), spring weed control with overwintering species, and all of them ...

  2. Establishing New Forage Stands

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

    (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa it should be 6.5 to 6.8. Soil ... forage establishment in the spring. Make sure soil pH and fertility are in the recommended ranges. Follow ... the Tri-State Soil Fertility Recommendations ...

  3. Winter Wheat Stand Assessment and Fertilization

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-wheat-stand-assessment-and-fertilization

    a spring top-dress fertilizer on wheat.  Specifically, the research has been done with liquid manure.  The ... temperature.  Typically, winter wheat is said to break dormancy once soil temperature has warmed to 39 F or ... potential for weed issues. Once the grower has decided to keep a wheat stand, the next management decision ...

  4. 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

    weather outlook for our spring planting season is not encouraging, as it is expected to be wetter than ... normal again, although hopefully not as bad as 2019. The purpose of this article is to stimulate our ... tanks of all tractors that will be used. Service all tractors.   Get any needed fertilizer on hand or ...

  5. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    been made since then, but our lab is in the process of making a major update to the equation. Because ... the equation is summative, an equation component for one nutrient can be changed without affecting the ... (Mcal/lb) = 0.015*((NDF-Lignin)*(1-[(Lignin/NDF) 0.667])) where all nutrients are entered as % of DM. Those ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April Frye White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... Nutrient prices As in previous issues, feed ingredients commonly used in Ohio were analyzed using the ... can be used to appraise important nutrients in dairy rations, estimate break-even prices of ...

  7. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... production in early lactation. The researchers collected over 125 treatment means from published journal ... confirmed the NRC (2001) recommendations that heifers require more MP than cows.  If management conditions ...

  8. Ohio State CFAES names 2020 Distinguished Seniors

    https://fst.osu.edu/news/ohio-state-cfaes-names-2020-distinguished-seniors

    scholarship, research and innovation, service and involvement, and influence and leadership. “The Distinguished ... associate dean for academic programs. “Recipients are our future innovators and leaders who have already ... construction systems management, Columbus, Ohio Matthew Klopfenstein, food, agricultural and biological ...

  9. EQ: Don't be a Sheldon online

    https://leadershipcenter.osu.edu/events/eq-dont-be-sheldon-online-1

    IQ tests.” — Daniel Goleman What is Emotional Intelligence? It is the awareness of our emotions that ... drive our behavior, and how it impacts others (both positively and negatively), and then learning how to ... manage these emotions. Why is it important to have a high emotional intelligence? Your Emotional ...

  10. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    Protocols allow a farm employee to know what the farm manager/owner and/or their supervisor expects of them ... or built upon solid research, adapted to your farm situation. Training around the written protocols ... changed regarding how we understand a specific management practice?  Protocols can be updated, edited, ...

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