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Central MN Alfalfa Scissors-Cut Data June 3, 2013

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
Posted Originally June 4 about 11 a.m.
UPDATED 5 PM JUNE 4
UPDATED 4:15 JUNE 5

The "PDF" document listed here is information from field observations and lab tests we have so far from June 3. We will likely get a couple more reports on Wednesday and will update again Wednesday afternoon as needed.l will note accordingly. 

Alfalfa Field Data June 3 2013.pdf

We're in the ballpark with some fields where people could look for a weather opportunity to harvest milk cow quality hay, depending on feed needs and ration strategies. Hay growers will consider past experience with fields, livestock, and the weather in checking field and making harvest decisions. The rainy weather pattern makes this difficult. When the weather allows harvest, it will be important to follow harvest and storage practices to make the best of the crop.

For more information about using and interpreting information from alfalfa scissors-cut sampling or in using PEAQ sticks, go to:

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


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