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  1. Alfalfa is Ready to Harvest in Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/alfalfa-ready-harvest-ohio

    Many of Ohio’s pure alfalfa stands are ready to be harvested for high-quality feed. As alfalfa field ... observations are being made across the state, educators are noticing in more southern regions alfalfa stage ... Ohio’s spring had a cold start but has rapidly turned the corner to persist warmer temperatures. ...

  2. Spring SCN Testing and a Research Opportunity for Ohio Growers

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/spring-scn-testing-and-research-opportunity-ohio-growers

    used for SCN testing.     With funding from the Ohio Soybean Council and The SCN Coalition we will ... Ohio Soybean Council, we invite growers, researchers, and extension educators to help us better ... matter if you will plant soybean or corn, if you are a grower in Ohio, you can still participate in this ...

  3. CFAES Ag Weather System 2022 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture (Update 7- Final)

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2022-near-surface-air-and-soil

    broadly began across the state. 2-inch soil temperatures from the CFAES network are used to generate GDD. ... please visit https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weather1/. Soil Temperature; Weather Conditions; Corn; ... temperatures for spring 2022. Current daily average soil temperatures are noted for each location. Soil type ...

  4. Soil Crusting Considerations for Corn and Soybean

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/soil-crusting-considerations-corn-and-soybean

    here. Although these may be some options, we have not tested these practices in Ohio. In any case, ... a surface-crusted, poorly-drained clay soil from Northwest Ohio, 2020. Figure 2. Corn plant lacking optimum growth in ... growth stage (unifoliate leaves unrolled sufficiently, so the leaf edges are not touching). See the ...

  5. Online Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Course Now Available

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/online-ohio-certified-crop-adviser-pre-exam-course-now-available

    You should consider attending the Ohio CCA Pre-Exam Preparation Course offered by Ohio State ... https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/about-program Course contact: Greg LaBarge, CCA Ohio State University Extension Labarge.1@osu.edu   CCA ... Are you interested in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), but are intimidated by the exams? ...

  6. Spray Drift: A Serious Problem You Can Manage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/spray-drift-serious-problem-you-can-manage

    by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. As you know, we are experiencing an unusual weather situation ... in Ohio and several other corn-belt states this year. Wet fields have made planting of corn and ... low-drift nozzles. If you are using nozzles that produce relatively smaller droplets, avoid spraying under ...

  7. CDL Update

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2022/cdl-update

    Amanda Douridas, ANR Educator Madison County OSU Extension recently hosted State Highway Patrol ... from the Q&A are summarized below. Required Course Any new person trying to obtain a Commercial ... $4,000-6,000. For example, Clark State College runs Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for 4 weeks and costs ...

  8. Roadway Safety During Crop Scouting Activities

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2022/roadway-safety-during-crop-scouting-activities

    Dee Jepsen, Professor and State Agricultural Safety Leader Taking a drive through the countryside ... others who drive and frequently park in rural areas, related to crop scouting activities.  Company ... a company vehicle or persons permitted to drive a company vehicle. • Drivers are bound to follow all traffic ...

  9. Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/forage-quality-targets-based-animal-class

    indeed, that is a valid answer. Both of those factors are important and can’t be ignored. However, we know ... are tracking alfalfa NDF in fields across Ohio each week for the month of May (see this week’s article ... highest yielding cutting, so we should try to aim for good quality for as much of it as possible! But what ...

  10. Alfalfa Continues to Mature

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/alfalfa-continues-mature

    depending on the geographical location. As warmer temperatures are expected to persist across the state in ... Alfalfa stands across Ohio continued to mature in the past week despite our cooler temperatures ... alfalfa values ranging near 40-42% NDF are ideal for lactating dairy cows.  Higher NDF values are ...

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