Fall frost and alfalfa: Risk management in play for growers
The lingering impact of this year’s drought has some producers debating whether to cut their alfalfa before a killing frost to ensure their livestock have sufficient stored forage or to not cut it to ensure the plants have less risk of winter injury, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. FULL STORY »
Not too late to plant winter wheat, but opportunity is fading
In a year when drought has caused some soybean growers to harvest later than normal and heavy rains prevented others from getting into their fields for fall planting, many have been slow to get winter wheat planted, according to an Ohio State University Extension expert. FULL STORY »
Snaplage in the dairy ration
Feeding snaplage/earlage has advantages and disadvantages. Producers must carefully evaluate their feeding situations and decide if snaplage is a good fit for their operation. FULL STORY »
Soil tests may not show accurate nutrient availability
Growers conducting soil tests this fall may be surprised at unexpectedly low potassium (K) levels. It’s likely, however, that fields tested in drought-stricken areas have plenty of nutrients waiting to move back into the soil, according to DuPont Pioneer agronomists. FULL STORY »
Advice on feeding corn stalks to dry cows and heifers
General recommendations are to feed corn stalks to dry cows and heifers up to 33 percent of the forage content of the diet. FULL STORY »
Fall testing for soybean cyst nematode
Soybean cyst nematode numbers are highest near harvest. Use soil sampling and professional evaluation in the fall to identify field infestation problems and plan accordingly for spring. FULL STORY »
What is shredlage?
Shredlage might be a kind of new term for corn silage but it is not apparently quite new because Penn State University (PSU) conducted research to develop a harvesting method that can increase digestibility of both the fibrous and grain portion of corn silage in early 2000. FULL STORY »
Palmer amaranth confirmed in northwest Indiana
Purdue weed scientists with the assistance of Purdue Extension educators and various agricultural industry reps have identified corn and soybean fields in northwestern Indiana that have Palmer amaranth infestations. FULL STORY »
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