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  1. With Changing Climate, Farmers Should Prepare

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/with-changing-climate-farmers-should-prepare

    melting ice slabs in the Arctic, but the changes are relevant for Ohio farmers as well. Winters in Ohio ... and less snowfall, Wilson said. “Our winters could very well be like those in coastal Virginia,” ... record so far. Ohioans hankering for milder winters may not be dismayed by the prediction of warmer ...

  2. Hay inventory severely low across Midwest

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/hay-inventory-severely-low-across-midwest

    there’s not enough feed in the barns this winter.” For more information, visit go.osu.edu/forageadvice or ...

  3. Living with Lower Quality and Limited Amounts of Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/living-lower-quality-and-limited-amounts-forage

    State University The numerous freeze-thaw cycles and wet ground last winter were very hard on alfalfa ... stands, resulting in substantial winter kill. Numerous stands across the State were completely destroyed. ...

  4. What Are Your Bedding Options- is $100/ton Straw an Option?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/what-are-your-bedding-options-100ton-straw-option

    Wheat fields are thin and straw is hard to find this year. Straw price went sky high last winter and ... a great bedding source but also removes coverage that helps prevent winter soil erosion. One option for ... erosion. Even if it is oats that does not over winter, the cover helps avoid erosion. On average, one ton ...

  5. Christmas trees living large: A photo tour in Secrest Arboretum

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/christmas-trees-living-large-photo-tour-in-secrest-arboretum

    has similar-looking needles. It needs protection from winter winds and isn’t a good choice for ...

  6. June 14 Field Day Looks at Multiple Uses of Small Grains

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/june-14-field-day-looks-multiple-uses-small-grains

    Interest in developing malting barley varieties adapted to Ohio conditions is growing, Lewandowski said.  ... A Small Grains Field Day June 14 will highlight some of the current research in this area. Malting barley ... craft brewers also want locally grown malting barley for their craft beers,” he said. “That’s the nice ...

  7. Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/assessing-winter-damage-and-evaluating-alfalfa-stand

    Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University The winter of 2019 has been ... throughout the fall and winter periods. Add all of this together and there is the potential for some ... significant winter injury. Forage growers should plan to spend time assessing winter damage and evaluating the ...

  8. 2018 Small Grain Field Day

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/2018-small-grain-field-day

    Malted barley has become an increasing popular alternative crop. The 2018 Small Grain Field Day ... will feature special sessions on malted barley including economic considerations, variety selection, ... Malting Barley Barley varieties adapted to Ohio: Eric Stockinger, speaker Barley research update: Laura ...

  9. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    across Ohio this past winter, and the wet spring has further deteriorated the few stands that initially ... appeared they might recover from winter damage. It is now too risky to try to establish new perennial ...

  10. Farmers Must Prepare for the Unthinkable

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/farmers-must-prepare-for-the-unthinkable

    That care included not only feeding and watering during the bitter winter weather, but also farrowing ...

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