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  1. Fertilizing hay and pastures

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/fertilizing-hay-and-pastures

    of K 2 O and 12 lbs of P 2 O 5 per ton of dry hay harvested. Fertilizer can be topdressed on hay or ... the first harvest and the remainder applied in the fall.  The Ohio State University Extension has an ...

  2. Estimating fiber content of alfalfa in fields across Ohio

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    thinking about estimating neutral detergent fiber (NDF) in pure alfalfa stands and prepare for harvest ... 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 alfalfa and this method can be ...

  3. Alfalfa Weevil Are Active- Time to Scout

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    treatment options, refer to our Alfalfa Weevil factsheet. It is a bit too early for early harvest as ...

  4. Harvest & Storage

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    detail, and being ready to harvest when the forage is at optimal nutritive value. Harvest and storage ... a resource for information on best management practices for harvesting and storing high quality forages. ... Useful Websites University of Wisconsin Harvest & Storage Resources Certified Forage Testing Labs   ...

  5. Field Estimations of Alfalfa Fiber Content

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    exact date to determine harvest of our first alfalfa crop. Research has shown % Neutral Detergent Fiber ... harvest decisions based on calendar date is unreliable. Many producers also base harvest decisions ... primarily on alfalfa maturity. Variable weather conditions affect the rate of bud and flower development in ...

  6. Short-Season Forages for Summer Planting

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    during the last week of July into early August. All those forages will be best harvested as ... links below: Emergency Forages to Plant Yet This Year for Mechanical Harvest ... , https://forages.osu.edu/news/emergency-forages-plant-yet-year-mechanical-harvest Emergency Forages to Plant Yet This Year for Grazing, ...

  7. Making Good Quality Baleage

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    properly making, storing and managing baleage.     Harvest & Storage ...

  8. Harvest of Winter Annual Forages is Approaching

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    Multiple harvests will be possible with Italian ryegrass. Yield and quality of these crops are inversely ... 50-65 For lactating dairy cows or beef stockers, harvest these forages when neutral detergent fiber ... (NDF) is less than 55%. To achieve this, cereal rye should be harvested no later than the boot stage ...

  9. Lower First Cutting Hay Yields Are Being Reported

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    forages to plant for mechanical harvest Emergency forages to plant for grazing Short season forages for ...

  10. Alfalfa Weevil – It’s Closer Than You Think

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    scouting.  Alfalfa fields should be scouted weekly for weevils until at least the first harvest.  Don’t let ... may be needed after the first harvest in heavily infested fields.          Spot problem fields early ... When alfalfa is around 12-16 inches in height, growers can consider an early harvest rather than ...

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