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Central MN Alfalfa Harvest Alert May 23 Update

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By Dan Martens, U of M Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
Click on Alfalfa Field Data 05 23 2011.pdf
to get an update of alfalfa scissors cut PEAQ and lab data from cooperating farms on May 23 ... as of 5 p.m. on May 24. All farms are in now.

Early stage buds are starting to show up in some fields. As we get alfalfa moving toward 22 to 24 inches tall (in some fields now), some people will start looking at soil moisture and weather conditions that might be suitable for harvest of better dairy quality hay, depending on ration strategies and past experience.

The notes at the end of the report includes a couple thoughts about Alfalfa Weevil development.

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