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  1. Dairy Feed Bunk Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-5/dairy-feed-bunk-management

    a high level of milk, but beyond the nutrient composition of the ration, the manager must understand and ... current state of the dairy economy has dairy farm managers looking for ways to improve cow productivity ... and reduce expenses. One management area that may offer some of these returns is the feed bunk. It is ...

  2. Establishing Alfalfa and Weed Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa-and-weed-management

    with glyphosate at least one month in advance of seeding and manage previous crop residue for good soil ... done to successfully establish alfalfa? The first task is to obtain a soil sample or samples. If the ... field is less than 15 acres, then a single soil sample will suffice. If the field is larger than 15 ...

  3. DIBS

    https://dairy.osu.edu/dibs

    depression (DIBS # 6-09; March 2009) Manure/Nutrient Management     Evaluation of Dairy Manure as Fertilizer ...     Dairy Issue Briefs (DIBS) target critical management issues for dairy farms and dairy-related ... 2009) Feeding Management     Identifying and Managing Commodity Feed Shrink (DIBS # 36-16; August 2016) ...

  4. Results from Research Supported by the Ohio Dairy Research Fund

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/results-research-supported-ohio-dairy-research-fund

    liquid manure applied. Measurements were recorded for soil nitrogen, soil nutrient losses, plant ... nitrogen, and survivability. Our research has shown that WCC are great scavengers of excess nitrogen (up to ... Additional research is needed to quantify the effects of cover crops on recycling other manure nutrients ...

  5. Applying Manure to Tiled Fields

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-12-issue-3/applying-manure-tiled-fields

    system that needs to be managed. Soil texture, available water holding capacity, tillage history, as well ... soil water holding capacity. f.   Application rates should be closely tied to nutrient requirements and ... Ms. Amanda Meddles, Extension Program Coordinator for Environmental Management, The Ohio State ...

  6. Low-impact Lawn Care

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/basic-stream-and-watershed-ecology-lesson-plans/low-impact-lawns

    lawn care utilizes practices like soil testing, water conservation, careful cultural practices and ... limiated use of fertilizers and pesticides.  The major principles of this approach are to build a healthy ... soil and use simple steps such as soil testing.   Photo credit: ...

  7. Two-Stage Ditch Symposium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/stream-systems/two-stage-ditch-symposium

    agricultural land. Some researchers and soil and water managers are taking a closer look at the design of ... aquatic habitat and sediment and nutrient storage functions to our agricultural drainage networks. The ... constructed and maintained to maximize the transport of water off of the land to improve soil conditions for ...

  8. Getting the Last Cutting of Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-5/getting-last-cutting-alfalfa

    built up after harvest. Fields with optimal soil fertility levels (pH, P, and K) are at less risk than ... health of the stand. In this article, we will review what is known about fall cutting management of ... mid-September through October is the critical fall rest period in our region. Harvesting during this period ...

  9. Algae Blooms and Land Use Practices

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/best-practices/algae-blooms-and-land-use-practices

    and how they may help reduce nutrient losses from agricultural lands while improving soil quality. ... This webinar was offered in February of 2011 as part of the webinar series "Research to ... lead to algae blooms in lake environments. Jim Hoorman will review the latest research on cover crops ...

  10. Introduction of Dr. Luis Moraes, A New Faculty Member at Ohio State

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-1/introduction-dr-luis-moraes-new-faculty-member-ohio

    lactating cattle. At OSU, his research plans are to develop mathematical models that incorporate nutrient ... University on December 15, 2016. He grew up in Brazil where his family owns and manages a beef cattle ... California-Davis. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis in the Department of Animal Science until ...

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