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Harvest & Storage

Forage quality doesn’t increase after harvest, so it’s critical to achieve optimal harvest and store it right to reduce loss. Let our experts tell you how.

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“I want to plant more alfalfa so I don’t have to fertilize as much.” If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that, I would have a lot of nickels!

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There is much concern about the reliability of hay test results and how lab results impact price and sales of hay.

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We all know how important leaves are to forage quality. Leaves contain the bulk of the energy and protein and are more digestible than stems. This is especially true for alfalfa.

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Spring is almost here, and winter annuals will be ready to harvest very soon. One problem that seems to be getting worse is contamination of winter annuals with dirt resulting in higher ash concentrations.

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The 2019 crop year was a challenging one. Planting and harvesting conditions were tough across most of the country. Hay supplies are tight, and supplies of premium hay are very short.

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Nick Simmons, Escambia County extension specialist in Florida, opens a new video series called "In The Field." Episode 1 in the series depicts proper hay sampling of round bales, beneficial to producers and buyers.

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