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Ohio State Expert: June Good Time to Establish High Reproduction Standards for Heifers
than keeping an animal that isn’t achieving satisfactory conception rates, an Ohio State University ... rates in heifers are very important, and producers need to establish tough standards in the beginning to ... conception rates) from a properly developed heifer. Pregnancy status should be determined within 60 days ...
Bat Disease Could Cost Ohio Farmers Up to $1.7B a Year
syndrome could range from $120 million in years with a low rate of insect pest survival-- meaning there ... would be fewer pests to cause problems-- to $740 million at a standard pest survival rate to $1.7 ... billion at a high rate. But Titchenell cautions that the figures are only estimates, extrapolated as they ...
Authorities Available to Answer Ag, Veterinary Questions at Farm Science Review
rates have more than doubled in many places, and it is one Barry Ward, Ohio State University Extension ... said. “I expect farmland rental rates to be fairly flat in areas that may have experienced significant ... rental rate if crop production is somehow stunted during the year, or potentially increase the rate if ...
Family Fundamentals: Make wise choices when you get tax refund (for March 2012)
rate you’re paying on credit cards and other debt, and pay off-- or at least pay down-- whatever has ... the highest rate. Savings. Everyone should have two comfortable nest eggs-- one for the coming year ... quite large, though, you might want to consider changing your withholding rate by submitting a new W-4 ...
Wider Row-Spacing Favorable for Wheat, Beneficial for Farmers
acre," Beuerlein said. "So, for example, if a 7.5-inch row has a two-bushel seeding rate, the farmer ... four bushels of grain." Seeding rates are significantly lower in 15-inch rows, Vyn said. He added ... observed that it is important to keep seeding rates at 850,000 seeds per acre in 15-inch rows," Vyn ...
Soybean Rust or No, Don't Alter Management Practices
resistance, variety maturity, seeding rates, planting dates, row spacing and plant health. While some may make ... alter are seeding rates and row spacing of the crop. Research from the University of Wisconsin on ... seeding rates and row spacing causes more yield loss than what it makes up for in reducing the severity of ...
Properly Manage Glyphosate for Best Weed Control
fall victim to are: not using the correct rate, applying at the wrong weed size and weed age, applying ... Use the correct rate. For most weed species, the traditional use rate is 0.75 pounds of acid ... nightshade species requires a minimum rate of 1.1-1.5 lb ae/A. Apply at the right weed size. Annual weed ...
High Input Costs, Cheap Equipment: Finding the Value in Precision Agriculture Technology
RTK (real-time kinetic) auto-steering, yield monitors and variable rate applicators may add economical ... suppliers, such as variable rate fertilizer application," said Reeder, who also holds an Ohio ... benefits of precision agriculture technology through variable rate application of fertilizer nutrients. ...
Despite Planting Delays, Wheat Getting Good Marks
percent emerged. Nearly 80 percent of the crop is rated in fair to good condition. That spells positive ... development in late-planted wheat, growers increased their seeding rate from the standard 1.2-1.6 million ... seeds per acre to anywhere from 1.6-2 million seeds per acre. "Increasing the seeding rate should ...
Alternative Green Certification Systems Favor Ohio's Timber Industry
Design (LEED) is quickly becoming the established rating system for green designation. LEED requires ... Green Building Standard from the National Association of Home Builders recognize other rating systems or ... are neutral in their rating system recognition. Such alternative rating systems would be beneficial to ...