Forage Maturity Across Ohio #2

Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Kyle Verhoff, Jacob Winters, Kendall Lovejoy, Ryan McMichael, Sarah Noggle, Frank Becker, OSU Extension

Forages are rapidly advancing maturity across Ohio.

As the spring continues to progress so do our forages. The past week has resulted in a jump in alfalfa height and the estimated %NDF for fields around the state. It is a similar case for predominately grass fields as they beginning to lose quality and head out. To get the most out of a forage crop it is important to assess the forage quality to drive harvest decisions.

An easy method used to estimate timely . . .

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