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  1. How to Stop Algal Blooms, Keep Drinking Water Safe

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/how-stop-algal-blooms-keep-drinking-water-safe

    revise Ohio’s Phosphorus Risk Index. Farmers use the index to plan their fertilizer applications. Steve ...

  2. New Grant Focuses on Nutrient Management, Cleaner Lake Erie Water

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/new-grant-focuses-nutrient-management-cleaner-lake-erie-water

    their farms, including the Phosphorus Index calculation, which helps them identify fields with a high ... phosphorus index and other water quality risk tools, in order to develop more user-friendly means for growers ...

  3. Stewart's Wilt Predicted Low Risk

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/stewarts-wilt-predicted-low-risk

    "We say this because the mortality rate of the flea beetle is high where the flea beetle index is 90 ... tracked to determine the risk level of the disease. Researchers recorded a flea beetle index of 91 in ... Wooster; 84 in Hoytville; 93 in South Charleston; 107 in Piketon and 87 in Ashtabula. Index values less ...

  4. Experts: Smaller Algal Bloom Predicted For Western Lake Erie

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/experts-smaller-algal-bloom-predicted-western-lake-erie

    for NOAA’s National Ocean Service. The 2016 bloom is expected to measure 5.5 on the severity index but ...

  5. Heat Stress- Where Do You Start?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/heat-stress-where-do-you-start

    temperature- humidity index (THI) exceeds the upper threshold of cow comfort by 5.6 units. The problem is ...

  6. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    a discount), respectively. To estimate the cost of production at these nutrient levels, the Cow-Jones Index ... this index, milking cows should no doubt be profitable again using these market prices.  Table 1. ...

  7. Managing Dairy Cows During Heat Stress

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-16-issue-3/managing-dairy-cows-during-heat-stress

    of our dairy cows prefer cooler temperatures.  At a temperature-humidity index (THI) of 68, a dairy ...

  8. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    the Cow-Jones Index with a cow milking 70 lb/day at 3.7% fat and 3.1% protein eating 50 lb/day of DM. ...

  9. Low Risk of Stewart's Disease on Corn Predicted

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/low-risk-stewarts-disease-corn-predicted

    carried and spread by adult flea beetles.   Based on the flea beetle index, conducted by Ohio State ... beetle index is calculated as the sum of the average temperatures of December, January and February. ... Index values less than 90 indicate a negligible disease threat, 90-95 indicates low to moderate levels, ...

  10. Ohio Corn Performance Test Sampled for Nematodes

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-corn-performance-test-sampled-nematodes

    Hi-Bred, a DuPont company, he said.  “The lab results provided populations and a risk index for ... quantities.   “With the exception of one sample from the Beloit location in Mahoning County, the risk index for ...

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