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Alfalfa Harvest Alert: May 27th

Nathan Drewitz, Local UMN Extension Educator - Crops, Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Counties

Alfalfa harvest began last Monday for the cooperators in the southern portion of the program. At this point, most cooperators from Wright county and south have harvested and are no longer reporting in information. Reports from the remaining cooperators indicate that this weekend could be a very busy harvest week for Central and Western Minnesota. Alfalfa weevils continue to be an issue in Western Minnesota. A recent article on this can be found here. Again, continue to monitor stands for potential pest problems.

Alfalfa Harvest Report for May 27th:
Alfalfa Harvest Report May 27th

The goal of this program is to encourage growers to be strategic with alfalfa hay crop harvest. Farmers should make decisions based on their specific feed and market needs and field observations.

You can also compare the different counties and farms that have participated in the Alfalfa Harvest Alert Program since 2010 at We hope that this new tool will be useful in making better alfalfa management decisions.

You can get the most recent information through email by signing up at and looking for the “Hay Auction and Scissor Cut/Alfalfa Harvest Alert” box.

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