2012 harvest: Farmers finding more than just aflatoxins

Although Aspergillus, the mold responsible for aflatoxins, has been the most notorious culprit in the 2012 harvest due to its carcinogenic properties, other toxins may show up this year. FULL STORY »

Webinar looks at forage alternatives

Corn stover and stalks can provide an alternative forage for dairy farms during times when conventional forages are in limited supply. FULL STORY »

Grain handling and storage tips

A difficult growing season creates challenges in grain quality management and storage. Here is some timely advice. FULL STORY »

Purdue provides website for growers with moldy corn

Farmers dealing with moldy corn caused by the summer drought can find helpful identification and management information at a Purdue Extension website that focuses specifically on corn mold problems. FULL STORY »

Tips for alfalfa seed selection decisions following the drought

An alfalfa stand needs to perform well for several years and yield is a key performance factor. FULL STORY »

Common questions about aflatoxin

Aflatoxin is a concern to many dairy farmers this year. Here are some common questions to help you decide if you have an issue with this dangerous mycotoxin. FULL STORY »

Keep a clear head when feed prices soar

A common trap when margins are getting squeezed is improper cost-control strategies. A simple goal of focusing on what pays the bills is a great starting point when evaluating cost-cutting opportunities. FULL STORY »

The nutrient value of drought-stressed corn

The variability in corn growth during a drought often varies not only by area of the state, but by field and within the field. Available water differences cause most of the growth variability, but soil fertility also will influence the nutrients taken up by the plant. It is best to sample the field for levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur. FULL STORY »

Forage analysis helpful for producers fearing post-frost toxicity

Fall frost can raise the potential for prussic acid poisoning in livestock, meaning producers need to properly manage forages and possibly test for prussic acid content, an Ohio State University Extension forage specialist says. FULL STORY »

Has your decision-making process become reactive?

It's the decisions made during times of uncertainty that can have the biggest financial impact on an operation's bottom line. Use these tips to evaluate how you’re making decisions when it comes to adding or cutting a technology or product. FULL STORY »

Extension program offers help for managing high feed cost

A look at the big picture can help you manage escalating feed costs. An upcoming Penn State Extension online and face-to-face workshop, offered next week and on Oct. 23, can help. FULL STORY »

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