For many forage producers in the Northeast, the weather has finally given a window to mow late-planted peas and oats for baleage. In fact, a lot of hay has been made into baleage this year all over the country, and some of that was put up just a bit too wet.
Monitoring the amount of bare ground, plant diversity, worms in times of moisture and the smell and feel of the soil will give quick indicators of a ranch’s below-ground health. But Kate Vogel, an agronomist with North 40 Ag consulting in Ballentine, Montana, says digging a little deeper will provide more meaningful measurements of soil health.
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