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  1. It’s Time to Start Thinking About Harvesting Alfalfa Fields

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/14-2021/it%E2%80%99s-time-start-thinking-about-harvesting-alfalfa-fields

    Alfalfa development has continued to mature over the past week. NDF measurements were taken in ... especially for producers harvesting for high producing dairy cattle. Table 1. Average NDF in Pure Alfalfa ... closely in the next week. With temperature in the upper 70s and low 80s alfalfa development will likely ...

  2. Incorporating Surface Applied Manure on Corn

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/14-2021/incorporating-surface-applied-manure-corn

    Farmers in northwest Ohio are getting favorable weather for planting this week. Although we had ... planted and emerged corn. With the H 2 Ohio manure practices in mind, a liquid swine manure corn ... Station in 2020. The treatments were 200 pounds per acre of nitrogen incorporated as 28% Urea Ammonium ...

  3. CFAES Ag Weather System 2021 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/14-2021/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2021-near-surface-air-and-soil

    In fact, temperatures are now averaging about 65°F at Western and Piketon. Additional warming is ... measurements (under sod or bare soil) are provided in the lower right corner of each panel. A map of all ... locations is in the bottom right.  Data provided by The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ...

  4. Are Periodical Cicadas a Threat to Field Crops?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/12-2021/are-periodical-cicadas-threat-field-crops

    locusts and cicadas are not one-in-the-same.  Locusts are a type of grasshopper (Order Orthoptera).  ... cicada feed mostly in their nymphal stages and are hosted by trees of many species. And since it takes 17 ... Therefore, periodical cicadas are going to be found in and around long-standing woodlots, forests and ...

  5. Estimating Fiber Content of Alfalfa in Fields Across Ohio

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/13-2021/estimating-fiber-content-alfalfa-fields-across-ohio

    Alfalfa stands in Ohio had some early growth due to the warmer temperature in early April. ... fiber (NDF) in pure alfalfa stands. It is common for many growers to base harvest decisions primarily on ... alfalfa maturity; however, variable weather conditions affect the rate of bud and flower development in ...

  6. Growing Degree Days vs. Calendar Days – How Long Will Emergence Take?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/13-2021/growing-degree-days-vs-calendar-days-%E2%80%93-how-long-will-emergence

    emergence to occur meaning rowing corn may take a little more time. In the Ohio Agronomy Guide, emergence ... should begin to occur after approximately 100 air GDDs. A difference in 10 degrees in temperature can ... the emergence window to 5 calendar days instead, resulting in more rapid emergence from planting. ...

  7. Adapting Burndown Programs to Late-Planted Situations

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/13-2021/adapting-burndown-programs-late-planted-situations

    generally big weeds in soybeans when it’s not possible to delay planting long enough to use 2,4-D ester ... to kill in May, so this is an issue primarily in fields not treated last fall.  The good news is that ... of glyphosate and 2,4-D struggles to control marestail in the spring anyway, especially in the ...

  8. CFAES Ag Weather System 2021 Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures/Moisture

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/13-2021/cfaes-ag-weather-system-2021-near-surface-air-and-soil

    A cold, wet pattern put a damper on warming soils this week. In fact, all stations are reporting ... with overnight lows in the 30s expected for several days. However, as air temperatures reach ... climatological average (highs in the mid-60s to low 70s) by the weekend, soil temperature should recover. The ...

  9. Additional Application of Late-Season Nitrogen to Winter Wheat

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/13-2021/additional-application-late-season-nitrogen-winter-wheat

    area within the state. At this point in the growing season, additional nitrogen fertilizer applied to ...

  10. Numbers of Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Moths Increasing but Remain Relatively Low

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/13-2021/numbers-black-cutworm-and-true-armyworm-moths-increasing-remain

    armyworm moths in our traps (see https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yl_FeI5IJKkBVfdvKJuE6pWkd58 ...

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