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  1. Last Alfalfa Cutting and Risk Management

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/last-alfalfa-cutting-and-risk-management

    carbohydrate reserves that keep the plant alive over the winter, provide sugars to keep the plant from ... stand, cutting schedule/frequency, fertility, soil drainage and winter weather.  A vigorous, healthy ... levels of winter hardiness will be more tolerant of a fall cutting.  Adequate fertility, especially soil ...

  2. Don't Forget About Livestock Water Needs in Winter

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/dont-forget-about-livestock-water-needs-winter

    Although livestock may drink less water in the winter, clean, good quality water is still a basic ... need.  Ted Wiseman, Extension Educator in Perry County, recently wrote an excellent article about winter ... four volts is enough to decrease water intake. Tank heaters are a winter option, but be sure to keep ...

  3. August Perennial Forage Establishment

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/august-perennial-forage-establishment

    stage of development before the onset of winter.  If the fall is warm and extended, similar to what we ... disease develops during the winter, and seedlings literally "melt away" in winter and early ... After the alfalfa is up and growing, control late summer and fall emerging winter annual broadleaf ...

  4. Winter Weather Affects Nutritional Requirements

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-weather-affects-nutritional-requirements

    Although weather has been mild through December, at some point true winter weather is going to get ... here. Winter weather has an impact on livestock nutritional requirements, especially livestock that ... winter outside.  In a recent OSU Extension beef cattle newsletter, John Grimes, OSU Extension Beef ...

  5. Stockpiling Pasture for Late Season Grazing

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/stockpiling-pasture-late-season-grazing

    want to extend the grazing season into late fall and/or winter.  To stockpile forage, take a last ... grass to stockpile, especially for late winter grazing, because it holds its forage quality value better ... that they are grazed off by early winter. Variables that influence the success of stockpiling are ...

  6. Supplemental Forage Options

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/supplemental-forage-options

    can be planted in early August for autumn and early winter grazing. For more information on this ... desirable next year, winter triticale and winter rye should be included in mixture with the spring oat and ... autumn and early winter followed by forage harvests or grazing next year. Some varieties are more likely ...

  7. Preparing Varieties of Squash

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/preparing-varieties-squash

    after work.  As I passed by a display of winter squash last week, I overheard the comment “I’d really ... Here’s a little basic information to get started. Winter squash tend to include darker varieties such as ... – this allows winter squash to have a longer storage life, sometimes 2-4 months in a cool place (50-55 ...

  8. Weed Control Before Wheat Planting

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/weed-control-wheat-planting

    our harvest season should permit some timely weed control ahead of any planned winter wheat planting.  ... emerge yet this fall are a primary target of fall weed control, along with other small, emerged winter ... residual control of winter annuals that emerge after herbicide application, and the rate can be increased ...

  9. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    biennial in longevity, so it can usually produce some forage into the second year, depending on winter ...

  10. March Dairy Managers of Tomorrow Meeting

    https://wayne.osu.edu/events/march-dairy-managers-tomorrow-meeting

    It will warm up, so this is our last winter meeting for 2015! Thanks to Mitch Rook for inviting ...

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