by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
May 20 about 5:45 PM
The link listed here provides Central "MN Alfalfa Harvest Alert" scissors-cut data and PEAQ readings received so far for May 20. If we get more information from May 20 I will update the information in the link posted here. So far we have information from farms in McLeod, Wright and Benton Counties. Samples will be taken again on Thursday May 23.
Alfalfa Field Data May 20 2013.pdf
In taking samples in Benton County, I got back the office thinking: "The crop might not be as late getting ready for harvest...as it seems like spring was in getting here. Keep an eye on fields."
For more information about using and interpreting information from alfalfa scissors-cut sampling or in using PEAQ sticks, go to