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Central MN Alfalfa Scissors-Cut Data - May 30, 2013

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
Posted Originally in the evening on May 30
UPDATE LATE MONDAY JUNE 3 - MORE DATA, A COUPLE OF NOTES

The "PDF" document listed provides data from fields we have information from so far for May 30 sampling and previous sample day information. We might get a couple more lab reports on Monday. We aim to sample fields again on Monday June 3 and will make a June 3 posting later in the day. 

Alfalfa Field Data May 30 2013.xls

For more information about using and interpreting information from alfalfa scissors-cut sampling or using PEAQ sticks to estimate feed quality go to

www.extension.umn.edu/forages/harvesting.html

Where stands are getting to 24 to 26 inches with buds showing, some farmers could be watching for suitable weather and field conditions to make better quality dairy hay. Some people might let some winter stressed fields go longer with the hope of better root health. We have shared some information about that in the May 23 and 28 postings.








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