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  1. 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

    normal again, although hopefully not as bad as 2019. The purpose of this article is to stimulate our ... weather outlook for our spring planting season is not encouraging, as it is expected to be wetter than ... you can get in the field. Below are some examples. Make sure your fuel supply is full and fill the ...

  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. Backyard Bird by Carrie Elvey, The Wilderness Center

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/backyard-bird-carrie-elvey-wilderness-center

    slower pace of life now can offer some great opportunities to get to know our backyard birds more ... Spring migration is always an exciting time for birders.  This year, many of our usual activities ... have been curtailed.  Stay-at-home birding may not have been on our agenda for this Spring but the ...

  4. 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 ... useful to cross train farm employees and build some resiliency into the farm operation. Whether the farm ... some of your employees, can you have the protocol written in their native language? An article I read ...

  5. 2017 Webinars- Profiles in Service

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/node/722

    2017 Webinars- Profiles in Service Please consider participating or viewing our quarterly OCVN ... posted later.   December 13 - 12 noon-1:00 pm- Ohio Dragonfly research, presented by Jim Lemon, OCVN ... will be using iNaturalist for photo submissions. Many of our OCVN’s volunteer in good Odonate habitats ...

  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

    some suppliers in the form of nutritional services, blending, terms of credit, etc. Also, there are ... April Frye White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... type can vary considerably because of quality differences as well as non-nutritional value added by ...

  7. Andrew Hoffman's YouTube Channel

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/andrew-hoffmans-youtube-channel

    Field Report from Andrew:  (Andrew Hoffman is a Graduate Research Assistant with the OSU ... salamanders into what we saw on our wetland walk and that's what is going on at nearly all fishless ... update/material, I am planning on making some amphibian/vernal pool videos in collaboration with a friend from ...

  8. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    life, our work situation, and some segments of the dairy industry, we were not expecting the impact on ... less than one week ago, with some areas reporting $1.30/gal or less. With this lower demand for fuel, ... the demand for ethanol follows. Because of this lower demand, some ethanol plants are reducing ...

  9. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    either some type of hand grab, twist, or squeeze test or the use of some instrument/tool. By far, the ... most common method of determining forage moisture content is some variation of the hand test. For ... certainty and an actual forage moisture percentage number, there are some other tools that can be ...

  10. 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 ...

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