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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Alfalfa Harvest Alert Data May 29, 2014

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
1-800-964-4929 or 968-5077 if a local call to Foley


Here's the information we have so far from May 29.
Alfalfa Field Data 2014 05 29.pdf
I'll aim to update this on Friday evening with reports we get during the day on Friday May 30.

From about Hwy 55 maybe and south now, on some farms, harvest would be underway or close if fields were firm enough to get on with equipment and the weather offered a suitable opportunity. It's not all ready for harvest yet. Things are different as you move north. Farms will consider their own feed needs and conditions. MAKE SAFTEY THE PRIORITY.

As often is the case with first crop alfalfa, farmers will be called on to make the best of cards that get dealt with the weather, and we hope we all appreciate their efforts as we shop in our grocery stores.

For more U of M information about forages go to http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/forages

Go to Midwest Forage Association if you'd like to order PEAQ Sticks: http://www.midwestforage.org

The Wisconsin Extension Forage web page can be found at: http://fyi.uwex.edu/forage

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