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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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Across the U.S., the production, harvest, storage and feedout management of corn silage has changed dramatically.

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Selecting the right time to harvest corn silage is critical to producing high-quality forage for best livestock performance.

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Rain, wind, hail and unavoidable harvest delays can lead to lodged and flat hayfields. This is not usually a concern, but if it occurs, producers have to manage for and around it.

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Alfalfa producers, consultants, and dealers are encouraged to follow the "predictive equations for alfalfa quality" (PEAQ) technique, which predicts optimum dates for first cuttings by monitoring plant development and quality.

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Wrapping hay, whether it’s thoroughly dried or is being used for balage, is becoming a fairly common forage production practice.

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Rain can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to hay production in the humid East.

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