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  1. Alfalfa Last Harvest Management

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/alfalfa-last-harvest-management

    The decision of when to take the last harvest of alfalfa to insure good winter survival and yield ... the highest probability of promoting alfalfa stand winter survival and vigorous green up and growth ... provide good winter survival and yield potential for the following year.  With regard to taking a late, no ...

  2. Estimating Wheat Yield With Stem Counts and Fractional Green Canopy Cover

    https://stepupsoy.osu.edu/wheat-production/yield-estimates

    fall and Feekes 4 growth stage (beginning of erect growth) in the spring, winter wheat is vulnerable to ... spring, an average of 5% of the winter wheat acres are destroyed annually and planted to an alternative ... on a visual stand assessment, farmers are encouraged to estimate the yield potential of their winter ...

  3. Dairy Teat Health and Management During the Winter

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/dairy-teat-health-and-management-during-winter

    Although we have had some mild temperatures recently winter and its colder temperatures is on our ... doorstep.  For the lactating dairy cow, the biggest challenge to winter weather is teat health.  While the ... healthy during the winter months. Generally, teat skin damage, chapped teats and an increased number of ...

  4. Winter Feeding Guidelines for Sheep and Goats

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-feeding-guidelines-sheep-and-goats

    have limited access to an indoor barn or shed.  Both sheep and goats are capable of adjusting to winter ... hair sheep.  In fact, these animals most often prefer to be outside on a winter day, even if they have ... requirements balanced to the production stage.  The energy content of the ration must increase when winter ...

  5. Wheat Stand Evaluation

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/wheat-stand-evaluation

    Evaluate winter wheat stands once stands have greened up and started to grow.  Stand yield ...

  6. Forage Stockpiling

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/forage-stockpiling

    fall and winter grazing.  Stockpiling allows the grass plant to build up necessary storage ... actually hold up through late winter and even into early spring.  Orchardgrass can also be stockpiled but ... is best used in the late fall through early winter period.  Typically, if the goal is to maximize ...

  7. Cover Crops after Corn Silage Harvest

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/cover-crops-after-corn-silage-harvest

    application during late fall and winter periods.  The expectation here is that we get some rain so that the ... options after corn silage include spring oats, spring and/or winter triticale, winter cereal rye, barley, ... and winter wheat.  Note that winter wheat even if used only for a cover crop should still be planted ...

  8. Winter Feeding of Beef Cows

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/winter-feeding-beef-cows

    Recently, Steve Boyles, OSU Extension beef specialist wrote an extensive article on winter ... http://u.osu.edu/beef/2019/01/30/winter-feeding-beef-cows/#more-6357. “The period from approximately 60 to 90 days prior to calving affects the calf subsequent ... weather stress. The general rule of thumb is to increase winter ration energy 1 percent for each degree ...

  9. Beef School Webinar

    https://wayne.osu.edu/events/beef-school-webinar

    webinar will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The theme of the webinar is “Winter Management of the Cow Herd ...

  10. Stockpile Forage to Reduce Stored Feed Costs

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/stockpile-forage-reduce-stored-feed-costs

    through about the mid-winter period.  The cool season grass species best suited to stockpiling is tall ... decline into the winter months.  Under the same conditions of nitrogen application and rainfall, ...

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