Best Practices to Hasten Field Drying of Grasses and Alfalfa
Author(s) Matthew Digman, Dan Undersander, Kevin Shinners, Craig Saxe.
Rapid drying of hay and haylage shortens the harvest window, enhances forage quality, and reduces the chance of rain damage. This new publication details the best research-based practices to hasten the dry down of hay and haylage: proper mowing height, well-adjusted conditioning, laying wide swaths, and well-timed raking/merging (8 pages; 2011).Download
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