Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1293 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/
This week we focus on scouting for spotted knapweed, springtime concerns for grass tetany, and preparing for what we hope becomes an abundant harvest of high-quality hay!
Articles this week include:
- Scout Like Joe
- Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class
- Grass Tetany – A Complicated Disorder with An Easy Prevention
- Measuring Forage Moisture Content Using an Air Fryer
- This May Be a Year to Think Early About Winter Hay Needs
- Weekly Livestock Comments for May 6, 2022
Join us for the next Friday’s Escape to the Forest Webinar Series – The Itsy Bitsy…TOTALLY INCREDIBLE Spiders of our Forests
Friday, May 20th at 10 am – 12:00 pm
Curious about the 8-legged friends in your woods?? Join OSU Extension Educator Ashley Kulhanek, as she dismisses the myths and dives into the incredible world of spiders dwelling in a forest near you.
Registration is available here.
Our May 13, 2022, A DAY in the WOODS program, “Understory Plants in Your Woodland” will be offered in person at the Vinton Furnace State Forest.
Registration information and details can be found at: https://u.osu.edu/apsley.1/2022/04/20/understory-plants-in-your-woodland-offered-by-a-day-in-the-woods-to-woodland-owners-and-enthusiasts-in-se-ohio-at-the-vinton-furnace-state-forest-on-friday-may-13th/
Also, our 2022 Brochure which contains details and registration information for the remainder of our A DAY in the WOODS programs for 2022 can be found at: https://u.osu.edu/apsley.1/brochure/
Ticks and tick-vectored diseases are major concerns to humans, companion animals, and livestock in Ohio. We have gone from one medically important tick twenty years ago in Ohio to five now, adding two in the past couple of years.
There is also a new fact sheet on the Asian Longhorned tick that can supplement this programming.