Forages

For the OSU Horticulture & Crop Science Forages website, please visit http://forages.osu.edu/.

Forage Performance Trials Report: u.osu.edu/perf

C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles

  1. Seeding alfalfa
    Author(s): Rory Lewandowski, CCA , Author(s): Mark Sulc

    Ohio growers experienced another wet spring and compressed 2018 spring planting season.  On some farms, this caused postponement of plans for spring seeding of alfalfa and other perennial forages.  In some areas, the prolonged wet weather affected forage harvest schedules, resulting in harvest equipment running on wet forage fields leaving ruts, compacted soils and damage to alfalfa crowns.  Some of these forage acres need to be re-seeded. 

    Issue: 2018-24
  2. Author(s): Rory Lewandowski, CCA , Author(s): Mark Sulc , Author(s): Kelley Tilmon

    If you grow alfalfa, now is the time to scout those fields for potato leafhoppers.  Integrated pest management (IPM) scouts are finding potato leafhoppers (PLH) widely distributed across a number of alfalfa fields.  PLH numbers have ranged from low to well above economic treatment thresholds.

    Issue: 2018-22
  3. Author(s): Rory Lewandowski, CCA , Author(s): Mark Sulc

    Much of the region’s alfalfa crop has been harvested over the past two weeks.  As cooler temperatures move into the area regrowth will likely slow down. Once regrowth reaches 16 inches tall again, the NDF (neutral detergent fiber crude protein) can rapidly be estimated in the field using the predictive equations for alfalfa quality (PEAQ).

    Issue: 2018-16
  4. Author(s): Rory Lewandowski, CCA , Author(s): Mark Sulc , Author(s): Jeff Stachler , Author(s): Chris Zoller

    Lead Author: Angela Arnold

    Many hay fields in the region were harvested last week where drying conditions were good. Harvesting will continue into this week if the weather window remains open. The table below reports average neutral detergent fiber (NDF) values from different fields of alfalfa in each county listed. NDF values increased 5 - 6.5 percentage units when compared to last week’s NDF values. Grass fiber would have increased even more, as most hay grass species are fully headed.

    Issue: 2018-15
  5. Author(s): Rory Lewandowski, CCA , Author(s): Mark Sulc , Author(s): Jeff Stachler , Author(s): Dennis Riethman , Author(s): Chris Zoller

    Lead Author: Angela Arnold

    Issue: 2018-14

Publications

  1. 01/2011

    Control of Insect Pests of Field Crops, Bulletin 545. Gives detailed information on pest control thresholds and insecticide options for management of insects in corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa.

  2. 06/2014

    Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide, Bulletin 827.Looking for a handy guide to take to the field to diagnosis various pest and production problems? This guide is the answer and is new for 2014! You will want one of these guides in the truck and maybe a second in the tractor.

  3. 12/2016

    Ohio, Indiana and Illinois Weed Control Guide, Bulletin 789. Publication gives detailed guidance on weed control selections. Numerous tables by crop and application help producers select the best product option for their weed control situation. 

  4. 04/2017

    Ohio Agronomy Guide 15th Edition, Bulletin 472. The newly revised Ohio Agronomy Guide serves as the official compilation of adaptive results and recommendations from research and educational programs. Described in this manual is information on Ohio's climate and soil, soil and water management, soil fertility, and corn, small grain, and forage crop production and management. Also, seed evaluation and weed control for the previously listed crops are discussed.

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