Minimize forage ash content

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Forage ash content comes from both internal and external sources. Internal sources include minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium found in the leaves and stems of forage plants. External sources include things like soil, bedding, and sand that are deposited on the surface of the forage. An average internal ash content for alfalfa is around 8% and for grass forages around 6%. Values above that represent external sources and are negatively associated with forage quality and animal performance because ash takes the place of nutrients on approximately a 1 to 1 basis. A good goal to shoot for is an ash content of 3% coming from external sources, so an ash content of around 11% for alfalfa and 9% for grass forages.Forage harvest practices increase the external component of forage ash content. There are some management practices that growers can use to minimize the increase in ash percentage. The following list comes from a document written by Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Specialist at the University of Wisconsin:Raise the cutter bar of a disc mower: The lower the cut, the more likely it is to bring soil into the forage. Consider an alfalfa cutting height of 3 inches and 4 inches for alfalfa-grass mixes.Use flat knives on the disc mower. Angled knives create some suction and while they help to pick up lodged forage, they pick up more soil as well.Keep windrow off the ground. Placing a wide swath on to a higher stubble will decrease the amount of soil that can accumulate on the bottom of a windrow.Keep rake tines from touching the ground. Raising a cloud of dust when raking likely is adding 1 to 2% ash content to the hay.Use a windrow merger. Because hay is not rolled across the ground, there can be 1 to 2% less ash in the forage.last_img read more

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI

first_imgAbdur Razzak and Shafiul Islam claimed four wickets each to help Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 65 runs on Monday in their third one-day international.Zimbabwe was dismissed for 181 in 48.1 overs as it chased Bangladesh’s 246-7 at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National stadium. Bangladesh now leads the five-game series 2-1.Zimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya scored 67 to get his third ODI fifty, before being caught off a Shafiul delivery, but his teammates failed to meet the challenge.Razzak removed both the openers – Brendan Taylor (15), caught by Zunaed Siddique, and Chamu Chibhabha, who was trapped lbw for seven. He also had Hamilton Masakadza stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim for three and trapped Regis Chakabva (5) lbw.Shafiul had Craig Ervine caught by Rahim for five and removed Shingi Masakadza (14) and Raymond Price (14).last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo trial for tax fraud set on Jan. 21

first_imgLATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Last year, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Ronaldo was accused of having used shell companies outside Spain to hide income made from image rights.The accusation does not involve his salary from former club Real Madrid. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match against Torino FC at the Olimpico stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MADRID — A Spanish court says Cristiano Ronaldo will be tried for tax fraud on Jan. 21.Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty and receive a suspended two-year sentence, in agreement with a deal the Portugal forward struck with Spain’s state prosecutor and its tax authorities this year.ADVERTISEMENT Victor Oladipo helps Pacers end Nets’ 7-game win streak BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparccenter_img The deal includes Ronaldo agreeing to also pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) for the reduced sentence.In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Ronaldo left Madrid to play for Italian champion Juventus last summer.In 2016, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi received a suspended 21-month jail sentence after being found guilty of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros (then $4.6 million). LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Read Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more