Forage Maturity Across Ohio

Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Amanda Douridas, CCA, Kendall Lovejoy, Carri Jagger, Beth Scheckelhoff, Ed Lentz, CCA, Les Ober, CCA

Have you scouted alfalfa for weevil?

Warm weather this spring especially over the last couple of weeks has rapidly progressed forage maturity. Harvesting forages at the proper time for the livestock you are feeding is critical to farm profitability. Poor quality forages must be supplemented to maintain livestock. In the southern part of the state, many forage grasses are in head while in the northern part of the state, some species are in head but most are still in the vegetative stage but will be in head within a week.

Alfalfa weevil issues are also very prevalent in fields that have not . . .

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