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Alfalfa Harvest Alert 5-27

Nathan Drewitz, Local Extension Educator-Crops, Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Counties or (608) 515-4414

Alfalfa stands made good strides over the Memorial Day weekend. All of the cooperators in the program have submitted samples as of Tuesday. Harvest also started today in Wright County. Remember that stored hay and haylage usually has a Relative Feed Value 15 to 25 points lower than the fresh-cut sample. Make sure to take this into account when determining your own harvest date.

Below is the Alfalfa Harvest Report for samples collected on May 26th.
Alfalfa Harvest Report May 26th

Below is each farm's progress up o samples collected on May 26th.
Individual Farm Progress 2020

The goal of this program is to encourage growers to be strategic with alfalfa hay crop harvest. This is not to determine the date hay harvest should occur.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates on the Alfalfa Harvest Alerts and Sauk Centre Hay Auctions please contact Nathan Drewitz.
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