72 episodes

All about Agriculture is a podcast featuring recorded interviews with Wooster WQKT radio host Ron Hamilton as part of Farm Hour program broadcasts. The primary audience for these interviews is dairy farmers but the interviews often have wider application and interest. Topics covered include: farm financial management, farm employee management, manure management, milk quality, forage production and use, silage management, grain storage and more.

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All about Agriculture is a podcast featuring recorded interviews with Wooster WQKT radio host Ron Hamilton as part of Farm Hour program broadcasts. The primary audience for these interviews is dairy farmers but the interviews often have wider application and interest. Topics covered include: farm financial management, farm employee management, manure management, milk quality, forage production and use, silage management, grain storage and more.

    Episode 71 - Livestock Water: Quality and Quantity

    Episode 71 - Livestock Water: Quality and Quantity

    Water is the most essential nutrient for life. The health of our livestock and their performance depends on access to clean, adequate water.

    WQKT host Ron Hamilton and Wayne County Extension Ag Program Assistant Matthew Nussbaum discuss providing both the quantity of water that livestock require during the summer months as well as some management practices to ensure that the provided water is as clean and safe as possible. Livestock may drink more than you think, especially in the hot and humid days of Ohio’s summer. Listen in to learn more.

    • 10 min
    Episode 70 - Tank Mixing Pesticides

    Episode 70 - Tank Mixing Pesticides

    Tank mixing allows for the treatment of various pests, for example weeds and disease, in the same sprayer pass. Successful tank mixing can save time and money. However, when tank mixes are not compatible, dollars are lost due to decreased pesticide or product efficacy and in increased time needed to clean out a sprayer.

    This podcast discusses common mistakes that lead to tank mixing errors and incompatible spray mixes and provides a protocol to use when considering tank mixes.

    • 9 min
    Episode 69 - Determining Forage Moisture Content

    Episode 69 - Determining Forage Moisture Content

    Moisture content drives what happens to forage after it is removed from the field, whether quality is maintained or degraded. Improper moisture content can reduce storage life. If the moisture content is not correct, hay can mold and spoil, baleage and silage will not ferment properly.

    This podcast discusses tools available to help determine forage moisture content including microwave ovens, commercial forage moisture testers, vortex dryers, moisture probes and moisture sensors.

    • 11 min
    Episode 68 - Baleage Rewards and Risks

    Episode 68 - Baleage Rewards and Risks

    Baleage combines baling with ensiling. Forage is baled at high moisture content and wrapped in plastic. Baleage offers the rewards of producing a high quality, highly palatable forage under weather conditions not conducive to dry hay production. If not made correctly, there are increased feeding risks from botulism and listeriosis organisms.

    This podcast covers practices that ensure high quality baleage, including moisture content, bale density, and wrapping. Risk factors of potential botulism and listeriosis are identified.

    • 10 min
    Episode 67 - Grazing Management Increases Pasture Productivity

    Episode 67 - Grazing Management Increases Pasture Productivity

    Pastures respond to management. Increase pasture productivity by following the four “R’s” of grazing management; Right beginning grazing height, Remove/Reduce seed heads, Residual leaf area and Rest period.

    This podcast describes each of the four R management practices, concluding with a practical application of what is needed to apply these management principles.

    • 12 min
    Episode 66 - Heat Abatement and Ventilation System Maintenance

    Episode 66 - Heat Abatement and Ventilation System Maintenance

    Dairy cows have an optimal environmental temperature of 40-60 F, so heat stress is a concern during summer months. This podcast discusses heat stress in dairy cows, the consequences of heat stress and visible indicators of heat stress. Fans are an important component of heat abatement and managing dairy cow heat stress. Basic ventilation system maintenance is outlined in the podcast.

    • 10 min

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