Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1158 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Lots of covers have already been planted in Ohio, with many more are likely to be planted yet this fall. This week Jason Hartschuh offers tips on how best to utilize them for feed or bedding next spring.

Articles this week include:

  • Spring Forage; Looking Beyond Cereal Rye
  • BQA Transport Training & Certification
  • Hauling Cattle
  • Eastern Ohio Beef and Forage School begins October 1
  • Heart of America Grazing Conference, October 29-30
  • The Cull Cow Market is Looking Up


Small Ruminant Production Workshop


• Herd Management
• Facilities and Handling
• Nutrition and Health
• Forages and Marketing
• Carcass Quality and Fabrication

Location: Wilmington College Academic Farm, 1590 Fife Ave., Wilmington

Cost: $15.
Agenda: Registration 8:30 a.m.     Program 9:00 a.m.

Please RSVP and send registration fee with form below.  Contact information: Tony Nye, nye.1@osu.edu, 937-382-0901

Registration Form/Flyer

Extending the Growing Season Workshop – 9/16


Join us to learn more about growing outside the traditional growing season for local foods and vegetables. Topics will focus on what to do before frost.

-Container Gardens & Fall Crop
-Row Covers and Low Tunnels
-Landscape Plants for Winter and Preparing for Spring
-Cover Crops –Why use them?

This workshop will be for agricultural producers and backyard enthusiasts of all stages from beginner to experienced. This is part of a series of programs and more information is available at greene.osu.edu.

OSU Extension Greene County,
100 Fairground Road,
Xenia, Ohio 45385

937-372-9971 or
$5 per person
Monday, September 16 • 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Jamie Arthur, Little Miami Farms
James Hoffer, OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener Volunteer
Trevor Corboy, OSU Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator
REGISTRATION: Includes growing season program education and materials. Advanced registration is requested by September 15 by calling 937-372-9971 or emailing corboy.3@osu.edu.


Clinton County Harvest Outlook and Farm Bill Program


Wednesday, October 9, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Program is Free!
Location: Clinton County Fairgrounds Expo Building

What is it all about?
• Crop Inputs and Cash Rent Outlook for 2020
• Grain Market Outlook
• Insight on the 2018 Farm Bill,
• Discussion on Commodity and Conservation Titles within the Farm Bill
• Available Decision Making Tools

Speakers will include:
• Barry Ward – Leader, Production Business Management, Director, CFAES OSU Extension
• Ben Brown – Assistant Professor Dept. AEDE, CFAES – Agricultural Risk Management
• Dale Hertlein – Clinton County Executive Director, USDA, Farm Service Agency
• Tony Nye – CFAES, OSE Extension Educator Agriculture & Natural Resources

Registration Needed: Please contact the Clinton County Extension by Monday October 7, 2019 to make a reservation.

Contact the Clinton County Extension Office at (937) 382–0901 or email Tony Nye at nye.1@osu.edu

CORN Newsletter

Corn Newsletter September 3 – 9, 2019
Editor: Ken Ford

Agronomy Beyond 2019: Prepare for 2020 at FSR Agronomy College

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

Calling all agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers, custom applicators and farmers! Last reminder – registration is now open for the 2019 FSR Agronomy College, a partnership event between the Ohio AgriBusiness Association and Ohio State University Extension.

Harvesting Immature Corn as Silage

Author: Rory Lewandowski, CCA

Corn silage is an important component of many dairy and beef cattle rations.  The goal is to make a high-quality feedstuff, but to achieve this requires planning before harvest, monitoring plant moisture, good harvest practices, and good storage management.  Our 2019 corn silage harvest presents

Harvesting Late Planted Corn for Silage

Authors: Mark Sulc, Peter Thomison, Bill Weiss, Rory Lewandowski, CCA

We have some very late planted corn this year that will be harvested for silage. Some of this corn was planted early enough to produce grain and will reach normal stages of maturity for silage harvest before a frost.

Field Wilting Corn for Silage Harvest

Author: Mark Sulc

We have some very late planted corn this year intended for silage harvest on prevented plant acres that may not reach the dough stage before a killing frost (see accompanying articles about corn silage in this newsletter).

Unusual Ears Appearing in Corn Fields

Author: Peter Thomison

Last week, I received reports of several ear oddities showing up in corn fields including the following: Shortened husk leaves with normal ears protruding beyond the husks

Harvest Management of Summer Annual Forages

Author: Mark Sulc

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.

Time to Take a Last Cutting

Authors: Mark Sulc, Rory Lewandowski, CCA

The best time to take a last harvest of forages is this week and next in Ohio, for the least risk to the long-term health of the stand.

ODA Sponsored Agricultural Pesticide Collection Day

Author: Rory Lewandowski, CCA

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides on September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

PAT Credits offered at Independent Ag Equipment Field Day

Author: Mike Gastier, CCA

OSU Extension will offer both private and commercial Pesticide Applicator Training credits at a field day sponsored by Independent Ag Equipment, 4341 Sandhill Road, Bellevue, OH 44811. The field day will be held this Thursday, September 5, 2019 with PAT sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Program

Author: Tony Nye

This event is sponsored by the Clinton County Extension Office with the help of Nutrien AG Solutions and G.

Oat Crown Rust on Forages

Authors: Anne Dorrance, Pierce Paul

Reports have started concerning crown rust of oats in fields that were planted as cover crops or to be used as a forage later in the season.  This disease rarely reaches Ohio due to earlier planting and maturity.  However, this continues to be an unusual year. Scout for this in your fields.

About C.O.R.N. NewsletterC.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.
Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
Mark Badertscher
Hardin County
Lee Beers, CCA
Trumbull County
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Defiance County
Sam Custer
Darke County
Anne Dorrance
State Specialist, Soybean Diseases
Mike Gastier, CCA
Huron County
Jason Hartschuh, CCA
Crawford County
Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Stephanie Karhoff
Williams County
Rory Lewandowski, CCA
Wayne County
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
Sarah Noggle
Paulding County
Tony Nye
Clinton County
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Garth Ruff
Henry County
Jeff Stachler
Auglaize County
Mark Sulc
State Specialist, Forage Production
Peter Thomison
State Specialist, Corn Production
Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
Chris Zoller
Tuscarawas County
The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visitcfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1157 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Unplanted corn and bean acres offered opportunities for growing additional high quality annual forages this year. This week we take a look at pricing those forages, and also some harvest alternatives for one of them.

Articles this week include:

  • Harvesting Options for Summer Annuals
  • Pricing Standing Forage in the Field
  • Backgrounding; A Phase of Growing Calves in Preparation for the Feedlot
  • Cattle On Feed, August 1 Report
  • Weekly Livestock Comments for August 30, 2019


13th Annual Greene County Test Your Well Water & Soil Event

The 13th Annual Well Water & Soil testing event will be on August 29th from 5:30-7:30 in the Buckeye Room at the Greene County Extension office, 100 Fairground Rd, Xenia.

Bring in a sample of your well water for FREE nitrite, nitrate and iron screening.  Your confidential results take approximately 30 minutes.  See sample directions on flyer link below.

You can also purchase discounted bacteria kits at the event for $20.  Payment by Cash or Check ONLY.

FREE Lead, Copper, Manganese & Arsenic tests for the first 100 households.  You can add additional metals for $4 each, over 20 different metal options (results take 10-21 days).  You will be given a number when you arrive, guaranteeing your free sample.

Again this year!  Soil tests!  Bring your sample with your to the event for your lawn, garden, orchard or small acreage (5 acres or less).  Please bring 2 cups of dry, loose soil.  First 30 tests are free.

Lots of knowledgeable people will be on hand to answer your well water questions.  You use it every day, shouldn’t you test it once a year?


Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1155 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

The Kansas packing house fire has caused enough concern for disruption to the movement of fed cattle there’s fear it may filter back and also impact this fall’s feeder calf market. If demand for feeder calves is impacted, even temporarily, it suggests that having calves properly and completely prepared for the marketplace will preserve or add value. This week, Garth Ruff discusses those things that will enhance the value of high quality calves.


Articles this week include:

  • Adding Value to Your Feeder Calves This Fall
  • Forage Focus: Reseeding Damaged Pastures and Hay Fields
  • Understanding Feed and Forage Test Results
  • Don’t Overlook the 2019 OCA Replacement Female Sale
  • Kentucky Beef Cattle Market Update
    • Macroeconomic Volatility and Industry Specific Shocks Pressure Down Cattle Prices

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Four new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1154 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Today, Ohio has nearly 10,000 certified for Beef Quality Assurance . . . one of the leading states in the U.S. This week, Garth Ruff speculates on where we go from here.

Articles this week include:

  • BQA: One Year Later
  • Compaction; It happens in pasture lands too!
  • Forward Contracting Activity
  • Disruption in Fed Beef Slaughter

Starting Your Fall Garden – 8/14

Join us to learn more about growing outside the traditional growing season for local foods and vegetables. The program will feature planting your fall garden and crop selection. This workshop will be for agricultural producers, backyard enthusiasts, community gardeners, and school teachers of all stages from beginner to experienced. Many opportunities will be available for participants to engage in ways to implement fall growing techniques. This is part of a series of programs and more information is available at greene.osu.edu.


Wednesday, August 14 • 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

SPEAKERS: Kim Hupman, Horticulture Program Assistant

Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator,

OSU Extension Greene County