Study looks at using herbicides to accelerate forage dry down
Herbicide application increased the drying rate of ryegrass and sorghum without reducing nutritional value, but the researchers do have some cautions. FULL STORY »
Drought increases concern about ear molds in late-harvested corn
The concern about ear mold in late-harvested corn is higher than normal this year following a drought that created conditions ripe for the development of Aspergillus ear rot, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist says. FULL STORY »
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 »
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 »
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