May 12, 2021
Alfalfa stands in Ohio had some early growth due to the warmer temperature in early April. Although it’s been cooler over the past couple of weeks, alfalfa growth has slowly been progressing.
Nov 22, 2019
High ash content in forages resulting from soil contamination can cause several problems. This article discusses ash content in forages, its sources, and problems that occur when soil contamination is high.
Sep 6, 2019
The best time to take a last harvest of forages during the first two weeks in Ohio, for the least risk to the long-term health of the stand. This is especially true this year for alfalfa and other legumes that need the fall period to replenish carbohydrate and protein reserves in the taproots after a very stressful year.
Aug 19, 2019
Many producers in Ohio have planted summer annual grasses this year to increase their low forage inventories. These include sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass, forage sorghum, pearl millet, and teff grass. This article discusses when these grasses should be harvested or grazed.
Aug 16, 2019
How can livstock producers best utilize the low quality hay harvested in 2019?